Fast and Cheesy Veggies (in ten minutes)

Fast and Cheesy Veggies

Broccoli and cheese. When you are short on time, that is when the cheese sauce comes out of the jar in the fridge and gets popped into the microwave... Don't do it!  Don't "Whiz" on perfectly good vegetables! You know what's in that stuff? (Me, neither. I have heard rumours, and have attempted to read the tiny print of the ingredient list many-a-time.) 

You can make a cheese sauce from scratch, using real cheese and real milk, in a few short minutes. As an entree or as a side, vegetables in this cheese sauce are a win at our house. 

1 tbsp flour (or sweet rice flour for gluten free)
1 tbsp butter
1 cup milk (whole works best)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 lb frozen California Mix or Broccoli and Cauliflower

Either in the microwave or on the stove,  start cooking the frozen vegetables. 

Add the butter to a sauce pot. Once it melts, stir in the flour. As soon as the flour is browned a bit in the butter, add the milk.  Bring it all to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Within a few minutes the sauce should thicken.  Add the grated cheese and stir until it melts. 

Stir the cooked vegetables into the sauce. Or, for a different presentation, place the vegetables in a dish and pour the cheese sauce over top.

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