J and I could not care less about the Super Bowl, but we turned it on for background noise while we finished up cooking today. (Madonna is warbling and cavorting around as I type.) We tried to keep things simple this week, making two recipes from our regular repertoire: a black-eyed pea and corn salad that requires just a bit of chopping and mixing (no cooking), and an easy French green lentil salad from Cook’s Illustrated. We also tried our first recipe from Kim O’Donnel’s The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Sicilian-style roasted cauliflower with pasta. It calls for “white wine you enjoy drinking” — the wine first gets used to soak raisins, and then gets added to the cauliflower along with the raisins before the whole thing is topped with breadcrumbs and put into the oven. I ended up picking up Kitchen Sink, which I had never had before. Happily, it turned out to be pretty darn tasty. Here’s hoping the pasta dish is, too!