The temperatures have dropped outside again. Last Sunday it was 19 degrees Celsius and it felt like spring, since two days we are thrown back in to winter again with temperatures below zero and a little above.
These winter temperatures ask for a winter dish, and with my busy schedule I like (and certainly need) simple dishes. All throughout November and December I looked at the different vegetables in the supermarket, and did not feel any inspiration (it got to that level). But this week while looking at the cauliflower I was thinking: "I can do something with you!"
So in the shopping basket it went. At home I rinsed the cauliflower (I had no time to let it stand for 15 minutes in water with salt to remove its possible inhabitants) after all it was late and I was very hungry by now.
I cut it in pieces, and boiled it for 10 minutes in the pressure cooker.
In the meantime I made a bechamel sauce with half a liter of milk, 50 gr of butter and 50 gr of flour.
The cooked cauliflower went in to the oven dish, covered with the bechamel sauce and grated cheese was sprinkled over the vegetables in sauce.
I left it some 20 minutes in the oven - last 5 minutes under the grill to get some extra crunchy cheese.
As Meeta asked us for one-dish dinners I submit my one-dish cauliflower gratin for this month's Monthly Mingle