Don't bring cauliflower into it. EVER.
I picked up the Paleo Comfort Food cookbook & noticed it had several recipes for cauliflower in place of potatoes & rice. So while at the grocery store on Wednesday I picked up a head of cauliflower to try out a couple of recipes. One was the mashed 'potatoes' & the other was 'rice'.
I cut up the cauliflower into 3 different portions. One was to steam for the 'potatoes', one was to 'rice' & the other was just put in a Ziploc for later. I threw out the unused cauliflower in the garbage can.
While getting the water ready to steam I put some cauliflower into my food processor to 'rice' it. Sure enough after a few seconds the cauliflower looks similar to rice. I put the new 'rice' into a container to store in the fridge to use another day.
Meanwhile, the water was ready so I put some cauliflower in to steam to make mashed 'potatoes'. (Mind you, I have vague recollections of my Mom making steamed brocolli & cauliflower back in the '80s and a not so pleasant smell but I wasn't thinking about those memories at this point.) As the cauliflower steamed it put off a not so fresh smell but nothing too terribly bad. Maybe that was because I was in the house & couldn't tell how bad it really was.
Once the cauliflower was soft I took it out & added some cheese, milk & butter & mashed it up like potatoes. I also added a little garlic salt & black pepper. I then tasted it. Wow, not bad. I actually thought it was pretty edible. Steve on the other hand about threw up when he tried it. Thankfully he didn't though.
I put all the leftovers in Ziploc containers & put them in the fridge. It wasn't until the next day the real nastiness started.
We figured it was the stuff that I threw in the garbage can so we took that out to the bin. I started tho throw out the stuff in the fridge but Steve said no. He doesn't like throwing out perfectly good food. Afterwards, we lit some candles & aired the house out.
Now the next day we come home & again the house smells like a$$. Seriously, how can one vegetable be so smelly?!? I pull the stuff out of the fridge. Steve again starts to say don't throw it out but at the same moment I open the Ziploc containers & he got a nice whiff. Let me just say I really wish I had a video camera to record his reaction. His face got all contorted & then he ran off to the bathroom. I about peed my pants from laughing so hard!
So the moral of the story is don't bring cauliflower into your home unless you enjoy the smell of a$$.