Cauliflower, Cheese and Egg Casserole; The Bunny Slayer

I am such a bad blogger.

I have a habit of reading other food blogs (that’s a good thing), finding recipes I like (also a good thing), forgetting where I saw the recipe (that’s a bad thing) and deciding to make it anyway as best I can from memory.

A good blogger would remember the original poster / creator of the recipe and give proper credit.

I’m a bad blogger.

If anyone knows where I saw a recipe for a yummy cauliflower dish, please let me know.

Then I can get the real recipe as well as give credit for the inspiration for this dish.

And thank them….. This was really good!

Cauliflower, Cheese and Egg Casserole

Total time: 50 minutes
        

 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded Gruyère  cheese
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Cauliflower Cheese Casserole

 Instructions:

  • Cook cauliflower in boiling, salted water for 8 minutes.  
  • Drain and allow to cool slightly. 
  • In medium bowl beat eggs well. 
  • Add yogurt, milk, Parmesan, Herbes and nutmeg.  Mix well. 
  • Arrange cauliflower in a lightly oiled baking dish.
  • Pour egg mixture over the top and sprinkle with cheese
  • Bake at 400F (200C) for 30 minutes or until set.

Bonnie, the Bunny Slayer, strikes again! (She’s the one on the left).

When she was a young puppy she managed to catch a baby bunny.  I think it died of fright.

They’ve chased a few since then, but always outside our fence and the bunnies have always found their bolt-holes.

The girl dogs

It’s a different story when the bunny is inside the fence.

And can’t seem to remember how he got there.

Side note: What is it about bunnies that they feel the need to get to the other side of whatever fence they can see through? I didn’t get the little wooden fence all the way round the new fence (ran out of good weather). Every few days some bunny digs under a different section of the fence I didn’t get to.

Back to the story….

They found a bunny.

They chased it.

They chased it all around the inside of the fence to the left.

The bunny tried to go through the fence, failed, bounced off and ran under their noses to the right.

Dogs did a quick u-turn and the chase was on again.

The bunny tried to go through the fence on the other side, failed again, bounced off again, and ran under their noses, again.

Dogs did a quick u-turn and the chase was on again.

Repeat several times…..

I, of course, was yelling and chasing and being totally ineffective.

Finally, the bunny made a tactical error and tried getting out through the fence in the corner.

A bunny in a corner has no chance against two determined dogs.

Guapa wanted to play…..

The bunny kept screaming, leaping at the fence and bouncing off.

Bonnie grabbed it and ran.

I went in the house and told asked mon mari to handle it. (I don’t do dead things.)

The bunny was still alive.

Bonnie dropped it at mon mari’s feet, still screaming but not bleeding.

He ‘helped’ it across the lane into the field.

We all trooped back inside the house.

Peace reigned again.

(And the wine flowed.)

Did I tell you that mon mari thinks it would be fun to keep chickens?

9 thoughts on “Cauliflower, Cheese and Egg Casserole; The Bunny Slayer”

  1. Awww, and she looks so innocent! My MIL saw one in the garage one day and tried to shoo it out with a broom. She must’ve been stronger than she thought, as she killed it. And she never went after another one, ever.

  2. The casserole looks ideal since we’re having a bizarre episode of cold weather here (any weather under 70F should be considered a health hazard to me these days). Now I’m hungry and need to stock up for the bone-chilling 60F we’ll get tomorrow.
    Your husband is very right to want chickens. Although you live in a place where egg quality is higher than where I live, chickens are an easy addition to a smallholding. It does sound like he’ll want to build a coop suitable to withstand the dogs’ attention.
    I hope I don’t dream of bunny screams.

  3. I’m big into cauliflower right now and this looks really fab. I can’t fault you for reading blog recipes and then making them your own, I’m sure that’s the way I cook often these days.
    Chickens … I think the man has lost his mind … maybe he’s just pulling your leg.

  4. Pam, I’m convinced they can die of fright. I have no idea if this one survived or not.
    Val, as with most of these tales – funny, after the fact LOL
    Dan, and the attention of the fox. Then he has to commit to being willing to butcher and clean….. Don’t hold your breath….
    manningroad, good advice! Thanks! Besides, I don’t need more things to take care of (that he says he’ll take care of)
    Jeanne, I think he thinks he does…. LOL
    Zoomie, the stuff nightmares come from!
    Penny, poor bunny, indeed!
    Tanna, I’m into cauliflower, too. It’s nice to actually be able to buy some veg rather than just eat from the garden…. No chickens!

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