Thursday, December 29, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie - cauliflower-bacon gratin

What happens when you combine this

















With this



















And a whole lot of this?



You get this!

A really amazing side dish, that might actually become an addition to our annual holiday table (and that's saying a lot!)  I made this dish early in the month to serve with the chard-stuffed pork roast.  It was a great compliment to the pork.  My guests and my boys gobbled this up.  My sister suggested that we add it to our Thanksgiving repetoire.  I said sure, great!  What current tradtional side dish can we cut?  She laughed and said, none...just add this!  We'll see next year.

Speaking of next year, Happy 2012!  This will be my last blog post of 2011...and all I can say is goodbye 2011, hello 2012.  I'm looking forward to great things in the coming year (including lots of great food with my fellow Doristas).

16 comments:

Elin said...

Steph...your gratin looks delish with the roast pork and salad..perfect combo ! No wonder your guests and boys gobbled down everything on the plate :) Well done..I love it too but I served as mine as a main dish :) Happy New Year to you and family !

oneexpatslife said...

I agree, this dish practically begs to be added to the Thanksgiving table! And I'm afraid that I would have the same reaction as your sister if my family tried to cut any of our traditional Thanksgiving dishes:-)

Cher said...

Steph! Happy New Year!

Cream, cheese, bacon with a smidgen of vegetables absolutely deserve a spot on the holiday table :-)

Lara B Knight said...

Yum! I am going to fix this tonight to go with our pork tenderloin with apples & onions! I watched a special this week about how amazing cauliflower is for us & what an easy way to sneak more in.

Candy said...

Looks delicious! The pork roast looks great too, wish I had made that one!

lola said...

This one is a keeper at our house too. Happy new year!

dulceshome.com said...

Steph, your gratin looks wonderful! I loved this one too - I think I might be ready to make it again (and I just made it two days ago!!).

Hope your 2012 is a great one. It's so much fun cooking together!!

Happy New Year!

dulceshome.com said...

Steph, your gratin looks wonderful! I loved this one too - I think I might be ready to make it again (and I just made it two days ago!!).

Hope your 2012 is a great one. It's so much fun cooking together!!

Happy New Year!

Marie said...

I didn't think of making this with the roast pork, but what a great combo that would have been! I love the idea of pork and bacon--together in one meal.

tricia s. said...

Well done ! We have enjoyed this one on multiple occasions and my guys all scarf it down. Yours turned out really lovely. Love the idea that we get to add without reducing dishes from the holiday table :) Happy New Year !

Betsy said...

I don't think anyone ever takes anything off the Thanksgiving Day menu, just adds them. Your gratin looks so cheesy. Nice paring with the pork roast. Have a happy new year, Steph! Looking forward to continuing to cook with you in 2012.

Christy said...

It is a definite keeper! Happy New Year to you and your family! Look forward to all your cooking adventures in 2012!

Sis. Boom. said...

There really is nothing in here not to like, right? So perhaps to the Holiday Table it should go. The problem is that nobody in our family will ever let anything drop OFF the menu so this would just mean more work for me. lol. It looks great! Good job!

Pacheco Patty said...

Good choice to serve your gratin with the pork roast. We loved this gratin as well -although a little rich, it's great for a special meal. Best wishes for a Happy New Year and look forward to following you in 2012;-)

amanda @ fake ginger said...

I bet this was awesome with the pork! Sure looks good! :)

4pure said...

Happy new year to you. Great choice to eat pork with it. It looks delicious.