Monday, April 27, 2015

Broccoli with Two Cheese Sauce

The girl child in my house has homework year round.
Not school year round, just homework.

Proud Mama will brag about the fact that she is in a school for advanced children...but the Mama Bear in me wants to make it all go away so she can be a kid for a bit!

Don't get me wrong, spoiled brat takes vacations. Big ones. She also has a great-auntie who allows her to go to her beach house pretty much whenever she wants...but 85% of her time at home is spent doing school work.

In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit, it bothers me more than it does her. She is a smart cookie, she knows this is simply preparing her for her future.

Hubby and I discuss frequently, we should be pleased to have a child who knows what she has to do to get ahead in this competitive world, and just does it.

To make my self proclaimed nerd happy, I make her favorite foods, including this side from Recipe Girl.

1 Cup milk
½ Cup sliced onion
2 Cloves garlic (minced)
Dash of ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
⅓ Cup grated Parmesan cheese
⅓ Cup shredded Jarlsberg cheese
¼ Tsp salt
Pinch of red pepper flakes
6 Cups broccoli

1. Combine milk, onion, garlic, and nutmeg in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
2. Heat milk mixture until tiny bubbles start to form around edge.
3. Remove milk mixture from heat and let stand 15 minutes
4. Strain milk into a bowl, reserving milk. Discard solids.
5. Add strained milk and flour to pan, stirring with a whisk
6. Return to medium heat, cook two minutes, or until thick
7. Remove from heat. Add cheeses, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth. Keep warm.
8. Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes or until crisp tender.
9. Top with cheese sauce, serve immediately


This recipe was shared with:
Flour me with Love, Tumbleweed Contessa, Grace Langdon, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, A Southern Fairytale, A Pinch of Joy, The Modest Mom Blog, Huckleberry Love, I Should be Mopping the Floor, Uncommon Designs, Jambellish, A Mama's Story, The Chicken Chick, Boogieboard Cottage, Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, Skip to my Lou, April J Harris, Sew Can Do, Mom's the Word, Pint Sized Baker, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Cornerstone Confessions, Lou Lou Girls, Fearlessly Creative Mammas, My Joy Filled Life, Yesterfood, Mandy's Recipe Box, The New Mrs Adventures, Hope Studios, Kathe with an E, Hope in Every Season, Stone Gable Blog, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, My Girlish Whims, Raising Homemakers, Buns in my Oven, A Peek into my Paradise, Gingersnap Crafts, Crafty Allie, The Newlywed Pilgrimage, Lemoine Family Kitchen, Ivy and Elephants, Feeding Big, Grace and Good Eats, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Lambert's Lately, Embracing Change, Katherine's Corner, A Delightsome Life, The Pin Junkie, Play Party Pin, Daily Dish, Tidy Mom, Lady Behind the Curtain, The New Mrs Adventures, The Better Baker, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Craft Dictator, City of Creative Dreams, Craft O Maniac, The Girl Creative, Morsels of Life, Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom, Coffee with Us 3, Cooking with Ruthie, Raising Memories, A Peek into my Paradise, Denise Designed


  1. You had me at Jarlsberg :) Thanks for linking up to Tips & Tricks - see you again next week? :)

  2. Delicious Love this cheese and broccoli combo, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

  3. I love the twist on traditional broccoli with cheese sauce in this recipe. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking it up at This Is How We Roll Thursdays.

  4. Okay, I’m drooling right now! Looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7, we can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  5. This looks delicious, Jay! I like the use of the two cheeses and the addition of the red pepper as well flakes as well.

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your special weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  7. I'm liking how you used two cheeses for your own twist on the usual cheesy broccoli! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  8. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  9. I'm always looking for a new side dish! Thanks for linking up your post on the Country Fair Blog Party!