Friday, July 05, 2013

The Id Parade

So we did the parade yesterday - at least Petey and myself.  710 was too tired from an all-night work project.

The cavalcade is only around the neighborhood - Petey's normal one-mile path that we'd do on our normal walk - but this has bikes, scooters, big wheels, strollers and such.

The route ends at the assisted-living facility that is on our street.  There the Declaration of Independence (in part) is read - and then the weakest-ass singing you've ever heard for any number of patriotic songs.  Not Lee Greenwood patriotic, but songs that is older than that.

To the "anonymous" commentor yesterday - yes, Petey was ho-hum about the parade - and of course he'd rather been the emcee of the cookout, not that he was invited. All the Hebrew Nationals would be gone with his wily ways and begging brown eyes.

For the parade, he kept up, but didn't interact with most of the people or pooches.  Oh sure, he made time for his girlfriend, Esmé.

...and he got tons of pets from strangers.  He paid no mind to any of them.  ...then he took a big dump while others kept moving.  Good times........good times......

Since the rain held off, I went with my idea of a dish - that kind of worked, kind of didn't.

I can't say if anyone liked it, but they ate it all.  Or if they didn't eat it, they discreetly tossed it in the trash. Either way, I didn't have to bring anything home.

What did I make?, you ask....

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites.

1 head of cauliflower, washed and broken up into small florets
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. of your favorite hot wing sauce

Pre heat oven to 425

Toss cauliflower with olive oil and distribute evenly.

Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl. 

Toss spice mixture over cauliflower and mix well, making sure all the cauliflower is coated in the spices.

Spread cauliflower out on a rimmed baking sheet a roast for 20 minutes.

Toss with wing sauce and serve with your favorite blue cheese dressing for dipping.

I know this doesn't look that appetizing, but again, I'm not a food photographer.  They tasted ok, but they seem to be a more of a right out of the oven to table kind of thing.  Getting them two doors down and in the heat and humidity didn't do wonders.  

Again, the platter on which I brought it was clean about 30 minutes later.  

It's a good vegetarian option for a cookout - I think.  And anything with hot sauce can't be all that bad, right? 

Hope your holiday was good.  

Song by:  Danielle Dax


anne marie in philly said...

frank's red hot - you put that shit on everything! (or so the commercial goes)

esme is a lovely lass; petey has good taste!

anne marie in philly said...

PS - I'm with petey - hebrew nationals? I'M THERE, DUDE!

Erik Rubright said...

I may have to try the cauliflower. It seems... interesting.