Cauliflower Gratin; Bonnie, the new Bunny-Slayer — 11 Comments

  1. Katie,
    After all the garden problems you’ve had with bunnies YOU LET IT GO????
    AND you didn’t praise Bonnie for being a great hunter and defender of the hearth and home? Oh poor Bonnie. 😉
    Do you realize how many children that “poor little bunny” can produce? 🙂
    “Normal gestation is about 30 days. The average size of the litter varies but is usually between 4 and 12 babies, with larger breeds having larger litters. A kit (baby rabbit) can be weaned at about 4 to 5 weeks of age. This means in one season a single female rabbit can produce as many as 800 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren”
    Please send Bonnie to me. The foxes and coyotes aren’t working hard enough here. 🙂
    BTW, The cauliflower gratin looks fabulous. You can send that too. 🙂
    Best wishes for rabbit season,

  2. I guess I agree with Chuck!! Besides, a rabbit for dinner is very, very good. Your cauliflower looks pretty good also. A nice side for braised rabbit.

  3. I’m with you, Katie, I’d have let it go – and mourned its passing if it dies. Still, I see many more rabbit dinners in your future, if the dogs have anything to say about it.

  4. You do not want dismembered rabbits strewn around and that might happen if the dogs get a taste for hunting. Though maybe it was a one off !! I am in agreement with you, Katie. I know they are pests but I would not want my dog eating them. What if the rabbits are infected with myxamatosis, could that harm the dog ?? Anyway, what a muddy adventure and what a lovely gratin to enjoy after it all.

  5. It’s difficult to fine good cauliflower recipes and this looks great! How can one go wrong with bacon?

  6. another great use for cauliflower. Just finishing supper now–pork chop and cauliflower gratin. delicious. did the chop in the oven with the gratin

  7. Was it a rabbit or a hare?
    I was walking the neighbor’s spaniel on a lead last week….Suzie reached in the hedge and grabbed a young hare. Pure luck on her part! The hare squealed bloody murder, as only they can, and I hoped it would have a quick death. Suzie dispatched the little hare and I let her carry it back to barn. She was very proud! Her owner took the hare, we praised the dog and the hare was going to go in the pot for the dogs’ dinner.
    Dogs will be dogs, doing their job.

  8. Brassfrog, yeah, yeah…. I know. But I really don’t want to encourage them to chase stuff. We have too many rabbits and too many hunters. And I’m a little concerned that it might not have been healthy…. She got it too easily. And our neighbor clubbed one with a stick the other day – they could be sick.
    Susan, I love rabbit – just not the skinning and gutting part. I can buy rabbits, in their skin at the markets if I want to try.
    Zoomie, I want them dead and gone – just not by my puppies LOL
    manningroad, I’m a bit concerned about myxamatosis – the rabbits seemed to have slowed down, lately. Don’t know if diseased bunny parts could harm the puppies – makes me ill, tho. ;-))
    Gary, one can never go wrong with bacon. Never!
    John, great idea…. easy – we like easy.
    Roz, it was a rabbit – we’re infested. I’m too squeamish to deal with the results, sad to say. I suppose I’d do it if I have too – rather not LOL

  9. Ah! The perfect golden-brown, gooey, delicious texture for a gratin – well done! This is the ideal comfort food on these cold winter days.