We're visiting Z's parents for Christmas and so the "What needs using in the fridge" game has started. This would be simpler if I was at home in the evenings this week but alas, no. Z is doing her best at using up leftovers, but she is only one person. Half a cauliflower is a bit of a mountainous task for a single serving so soup it is.
We cook soups a lot, they are a good way of using up leftovers but, more importantly, they are also a good way of preparing and storing gluts of food. We are often faced with more veg than we can eat in one go and soup is simple and versatile.
Our cauliflower is cooked in chicken stock until tender and then blended until smooth. Stir in some cream to finish it off. If I were a TV chef I'd now be telling you to drizzle with truffle oil and a few shavings of white truffle.