School is in full swing and I’m right back in the trenches with 29 little Grade 3 students battling every minute of the day.
Luckily I have a real cast of characters who are already showing their quirky and sweet sides.
I had one mom write me a note that said,
I ask my son every day after school how his day was, and every day he has the same response: “This is going to be the best year ever because of my teacher”.
Yep, my heart melted a bit over that one.
Another parent addressed me as Respected Teacher in the agenda…that was pretty great.
One little girl came up to me at the end of the first week and said “Mrs. Skinner, I don’t like being in this class…”
She paused dramatically with a bit of a smile on her face
“I LOVE being in this class!”
Yes, this year is going to be fun.
When I told Andrew I was going to make honey garlic cauliflower for dinner, he only had two things to say:
Gross and Why
Andrew is not a big fan of my “1 vegetarian meal a week rule”…he’d much prefer an all meat diet.
But because I cook the meals and thought it looked interesting, I ignored his sass and made it anyway.
I started by cutting up a whole head of cauliflower and breading it using eggs and panko bread crumbs.
I placed the breaded pieces on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
I baked the cauliflower at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until it was nice and crispy. I even gave it a little broil at the end to make it even more crunchy and delicious.
While that was baking, I made the sauce.
In a saucepan, I mixed
- 6 tbsp honey
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp sriracha
Once that came up to a boil, I added in a mixture of 2 tbsp cornstarch + 6 tbsp water to help thicken it up.
I served this with rice and stir fry veggies and drizzled the sauce over top.
The Verdict- When I asked Andrew what he thought about it, he said, “The sauce is awesome, but it is still cauliflower. It is like it is pretending to be meat. Next time why not just put the sauce on some chicken?” Ok, he has a point, the sauce would be great on chicken or fish, but I really, really loved this and think it is a great alternative to meat. I would make this again in a heartbeat and I know I will use the sauce recipe with other things.