Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For Our Precious Little Ones: Cheese Sauce Recipe

Ah, the perils of a non milk-drinker.  I know people say not to lose sleep over it... but (as a new mom), I can't help but worry... is she getting everything she needs?  My little one has not taken to milk well.  It's just not her thing - and I totally understand because it's never been mine either.  Unless, however, it's disguised as a yummy cheese sauce!  This recipe has helped to ease my mind.  We no longer need to force milk into my protesting little one as long as she gets yogurt, healthy fats, and some good, yummy, gooey cheese!  This recipe is great for dipping pieces of bread, veggies (broccoli is a fave of my girl), and pouring over noodles.  Who needs the toddler ...high sodium... mac and cheese??? Not us!  I just cook some wheat noodles in a bowl of water in the microwave (when in a hurry) and when they are ready - top them with this cheese sauce.  Here's to best dishes and yummy dreams for our little ones too!

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Basic Cheese Sauce:
1 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 c. milk
1/3 c. grated cheese
*1-2 tbsp. grated parmesan (I add this - awesome source of calcium)

Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour to make a roux.  Slowly stir in cold milk, bring it to a boil, and then cook over low heat until thickened and smooth.  Stir in grated cheese.

1 comment:

MissieLee said...

"Baby" food that grown-ups can love, too -- yay!