This is always a tough time of year for those of us in the farming community. We get teased with really nice, Spring - effect days, and then the next day is snow squalls and a variety of precipitation forms that fall from the sky (we've seen it all in the last couple weeks - hail, snowflakes, snow pellets, freezing rain, drizzle, heavy rain). Just when we think there might be a clearing in the weather forecast to lend itself to some opportunity to do some field work, Mother Nature gives us another test.
While I busying myself with trying to keep everyone to work and school each day with nutritious foods and a positive mindset, I can't help but get a little frustrated myself. This up and down with the weather, slows me down, too! I can't be outside getting seed orders ready for shipment (or take any deliveries), I can't be outside doing landscape workout (AKA cleaning up the mess of winter in the yard), and I can't be outside just enjoying the clean air that all of the rain has provided us.
So, to avoid and deter prolonged frustration - I take to the things that I CAN do inside...the book work that needs to be caught up, laundry, meal planning and continuing with my fitness training (this is the glue that keeps my head in tact). "Healthy wife creates healthy life"!!
The other day I was looking for something to do with a head of cauliflower that needed to be incorporated into our evening meal. I did some research (recipe trolling on the Internet) and found several that I liked and that sounded like they would be healthier, too. I love roasted cauliflower and my family loves Frosted Cauliflower (a blend of mayo and mustard and and cheese, atop the steaming head of cauliflower - it's melty gooey goodness). But this particular night, I was wanting something different.
I found a recipe called Gluten Free No Mac-n-Cheese! Sounded perfect! And it ended up pretty perfect, my son was elated to see it come out of the oven piping hot, like a precious surprise at Christmas time! His reaction alone, made the recipe worth it: