Wow, May blew by in a blurr! I have a little more to share from the past month, so here's some bits and bites - just in time for the end of the month. The first couple pictures are from Madurodam - mini Holland. We went when my family was here, and it was better than expected. Worth checking out if you get a chance.
Mac & Cheese Cauliflower. This recipe caught my eye on Pinterest and I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and some shredded emmental cheese (a little substitute) from the market. You can find the recipe here. I think my head of cauliflower was smaller than the recipe called for, so if you're using a smaller head too, I'd recommend cutting the cheese sauce in half. It turned out super tasty - I'm generally not a big fan of mac & cheese because I find it a bit bland, but the cauliflower added great flavour and the sauce was tasty too.
|the start of my little garden|
|mom's taxi service - so cute|
Roasted Chickpeas. There's pretty much nothing to it. Just rinse off a can of chickpeas and dry them on some sheets of paper towel - pick out the little bits of skin. Preheat the oven to 400F. Put the chickpeas in a bowl and toss with about two tablespoons of olive oil and some kind of seasoning (I used taco seasoning), spread them out on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven for about 40 minutes, until they're crispy...then try to resist eating an entire can of chickpeas!
One more thing: the weekend of May 12/13 was Nationale Molendag (National Mill Day). Pretty much all of the windmills in the country had their sails out and blades spinning and a lot of them were open for public viewing. We visited quite a few, including one that's being used to grind grains for flour - cool, huh? If you're ever in the Netherlands and you want to get your fill of staring at windmills you definitely need to head to Kinderdijk - they have sooo many, dating from as far back as the 1300's. Seeing all the mills with their blades spinning along the canals was pretty neat - it felt quintessentially Dutch.
Alright, that's it! I hope you had a great May too, and that you're enjoying the longer days and some warm spring weather :)