RECIPE: Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, even kids like it

Broccolie with Cheese Sauce — even the kids will love it.

I remember my mother doing her outright best to get her kids to eat their vegetables, mostly frozen, sometimes canned. Considering that she drove us to school, worked all day, then came back home to five hungry kids and a husband who was watching baseball, she gets a pass.

I remember the first time I walked in the back door and saw my father vacuuming. I thought I was in the neighbor’s house. Thankfully, the times have changed, but kids still won’t eat their broccoli, so what’s a working parent to do? Smother it in cheese sauce. Works every time, even my brother Mikey liked it.

This is also a decent sauce for stovetop mac and cheese. Just mix in cooked elbow macaroni. Follow my new project on Instagram @Carlsons_landing_2019

Add the milk, Velveeta and cheddar to a small saucepot set over medium-low heat. Continue to stir the cheeses into the milk for a few minutes until the cheese has melted, then splash in the Worcestershire sauce, add the butter and pepper, whisk to combine and remove from the heat. Cool the cheese sauce for a couple minutes before whisking in the mayonnaise. Keep warm on the stovetop while you steam the broccoli. Drain the broccoli when cooked to your liking and spoon on the warm cheese sauce and serve right away. Serves 4.

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