Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Recipe Rally: Veggie Sauces

This installment of Recipe Rally is all about veggie sauce. Those Crazy Hip Blog Mamas are looking for veggie sauces. In my house we love veggies. We eat them plain and also use all kinds of sauces and dips. My personal, cannot go wrong on any veggie is garlic butter which consists of melting one Tablespoon of butter with one dash of garlic salt. Toss over veggies and wala. MM MM Good!

However, I also have a tried and true recipe for cheese sauce that never fails to score points with the family.

4 Tbsp butter
Apx 2 Cups milk
1/4 Cup flour
2 Cups Shredded cheese (we use a combo of Pepper Jack and Sharp Cheddar)

Melt butter and add flour. Stir until butter is completely absorbed. Slowly add milk while stirring (you may or may not use it all. It depends on how think you like your sauce). Stir continuously until thick (like gravy). Slowly stir in the cheese until completely melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This sauce is great on almost all veggies, especially broccoli, asparagus, potatoes, egg plant and cauliflower. Also, you can use almost any combination of cheese. The great thing about this sauce is that it doesn't get all funky like Velveeta does when you melt it.

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