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to think that when I open a bag of frozen cauliflower the first thing I see...

(23 Posts)
piellabakewell Mon 19-Sep-11 21:28:31

will not be a broccoli floret?

Do I complain to Tesco? Is my cauliflower contaminated by a foreign body?

hobnobsaremyfave Mon 19-Sep-11 21:29:32

oh yes broccoli is the devil's vegetable but cauli is yum!!!

PuppyMonkey Mon 19-Sep-11 21:29:57

Maybe it's just a very strangely coloured bit of cauliflower.grin

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 19-Sep-11 21:30:14

perhaps the cauliflower is feeling a bit off colour

slavetofilofax Mon 19-Sep-11 21:30:25

Yes, complain. They might give you some free cauliflower.

Broccoli can be very offensive when it wants to be.

celebmum Mon 19-Sep-11 21:42:04

Quick check the packet! It may be a prize!!!

You may have just won a luxury holiday.. Or your mortgage paid for a year!! grin

cerealqueen Mon 19-Sep-11 21:44:51

YABU in expecting us to care! smile

AandK Mon 19-Sep-11 21:46:57

I'd be happy I love brocolli hate cauli it smells like dogs farts!! grin

picnicbasketcase Mon 19-Sep-11 21:47:39

YABU for buying frozen cauliflower - it turns to mush when you cook it. Buy a nice fresh one and it's almost guaranteed to be broccoli free.

NormanTheForeman Mon 19-Sep-11 21:49:14

I once had an unexpected cauliflower turn up in my online Sainsbury shop. They wouldn't take it back either........

aldiwhore Mon 19-Sep-11 21:49:15

I'm pretty much living on brocolli and cauliflower soup and AandK is quite correct... I smell like dog farts.

YABU to buy frozen veg when its just as easy to buy a cauliflower that you know won't be contaminated by another similar vegetable.

YANBU to expect what you pay for.

StealthPolarBear Mon 19-Sep-11 21:49:32

did it berate you for not eating your greens?

Nagoo Mon 19-Sep-11 21:52:52

Is it a bit of the outer bit of green cauliflower, or is it definitely a broccoli?

I don't know why this matters, but it does.

GeraldineAubergine Mon 19-Sep-11 21:54:30

Dont be so brassica-ist. Broccoli won't be marganalised like this!

YouWinOrYouDie Mon 19-Sep-11 21:57:20

DD found a tiny snail in the grapes earlier. I was haranguing her about making a fuss about an "unusual" grape but it was actually a snail.

I felt a bit guilty but then thought back to my parents who would probably have made me eaten it anyway rather than back down about it not being a strangely-shaped grape.

YANBU for buying frozen veg though.

SecretNutellaFix Mon 19-Sep-11 22:03:39

Yabu for buying cauliflower in the first place. It is an evil vegetable. Devoid of colour, taste and texture when cooked. Not natural.

Embrace the infiltrating broccoli. Love the green side.

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 19-Sep-11 22:15:44

secretnutellalix (love your name btw)

how about cauliflower is amazing on a roast dinner

aldiwhore Mon 19-Sep-11 22:16:31

and in soup....

edam Mon 19-Sep-11 22:19:28

youwin grin reminds me of my Gran when I was little, thinking I was making a dreadful fuss about a caterpillar on the home-grown salad from her - thank heavens she didn't make me eat it!

Raw cauliflower is lovely, cauliflower cheese and soup are lovely but watery cooked cauliflower is like being transported back in time to disgusting 1970s school dinners.

edam Mon 19-Sep-11 22:19:44

(from her garden)

aldiwhore Mon 19-Sep-11 22:22:20

edam that's the whole issue with veg isn't it? Inappropriate cooking methods... I grew up hating HATING sprouts, but actually, cooked/steamed just right, they're bloody marvelous.

Frozen veg, no matter how beautiful prepared always has that wateryness of 80's school slop to it...

Roasted cauliflower with a little cumin and a posh cheese (ie anything other than 'mild cheddar') is mwah!

StuntCubble Mon 19-Sep-11 22:23:33

Oh yes, don't eat it, is almost certainly a prize. I once ate a little man in randoms I could have won a million pounds or another bag of randoms or something. Don't eat it present it at local Testicles and ask for prize

SecretNutellaFix Mon 19-Sep-11 22:32:38

Only if the cheese used in cauli cheese is so strong it overpowers everything else and the cauli is hot but nearly raw.

The reason for my hatred of cauliflower? My FIL uses a pressure cooker to cook all of the Sunday Veg. Everything in the one pot.

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