I made a delicious meal for dinner tonight: cheese sauce served over broccoli, broccoli slaw, and single-serving eggplant parmesan. Mmm…was so good. I’m going to write up the cheese sauce recipe in this post, and then write up the eggplant parmesan recipe in the next one. The broccoli slaw has already been written up.
Chances are you’re not a broccoli person. I think most people aren’t. Although…I do have a friend who eats steamed broccoli for breakfast every day. I’m not joking. Steamed broccoli and seaweed for breakfast. Every. Day. Not to my taste, but hey, it keeps him healthy, that’s for sure!
If you don’t want to go the steamed broccoli for breakfast route, try having steamed broccoli for dinner, with this sauce! It’s super yummy. The proof? I had packed two servings away after dinner for lunches for the DH and me tomorrow. And then I got a little peckish in the evening and ate them both. Snacking on broccoli instead of cookies must mean it’s tasty, right? Anyway, believe me or not, it’s up to you, but try out the recipe, especially if you’ve got kids that you’re trying to get to eat their veggies. They’ll like them and want more!
Cheesy Cheese Sauce
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 3/4 c. milk
- 1 c. grated cheese
Melt the butter in a pan and cook until the butter is brown (this gives it a bit of extra flavour). Sprinkle the flour over the butter and whisk together until a sort of dough forms. Let the dough bubble for a minute or two, so that the flour cooks. Whisk in 1/4 c. milk. Then whisk in remaining 1/2 c. milk and the grated cheese. Serve and try not to lick the pan!
Variations: try this sauce with different cheeses, or with some mustard and cayenne whisked in! Perhaps over a baked potato? Actually, I wonder how it would taste if poured over a split baked potato and then baked until the cheese was bubbling and brown on top. Yummy, I’m thinking! Mmm…want more cheese sauce now!
This recipe is pretty forgiving. If you’re watching your pennies (or nickels, rather, since Canada has phased out the penny), you can use less cheese. If you have unexpected company, you can easily thin this a little with some milk for one extra serving. And if you have leftovers, they’re great the next day! Assuming you don’t snack on them in the evening, like I did. Long live broccoli! With cheese sauce.
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