Sunday, September 7, 2008
Water and a Gratin
I was thinking about posting about hint waters when I discovered target's version today!! I try to drink as much water as I can, but sometimes... I just can't stomach it. I'm really trying to avoid artificially sweetened drinks, so I was thrilled when I tried hint. Now there's another cheaper option with fun flavors! The flavors in these aren't overwhelming, it's really just a "hint" of flavor (maybe that's where they got the name :)) Reminds me of squeezing a lemon into a glass of water, but with more interesting combinations.
For dinner, tonight was Cooking Light's Cauliflower, Pasta & Cheese Gratin. Sorry I didn't get too creative with my picture-taking. I'm a bit tired from not sleeping to well up here (I think it's the lack of white noise in the city!!), as well as spinning and some tennis with dad today :)
The gratin was alright. I was waiting so long for my water to boil that my sauce cooked a little long, so it wasn't as creamy as we would've liked. The flavors weren't really strong, but with some improvements in that area it could be a nice lighter version of mac and cheese. Maybe using broccoli instead with some ham?
My noggin's been thinking: Maybe some nutmeg would give the sauce some punch, or using a different cheese (goat cheese or some good aged gruyere... yum)