Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Kale Yumminess

Our cold frame, spring seeded Kale was ready to harvest, so a few days ago, in the dewy early morning hours, it got picked and brought in for a good washing.

My children turned up their noses at the idea of eating Kale (after all it did smell a bit like stinky rotten cabbage according to the younger set), so I decided to introduce it in the best possible light - with cheese sauce (and a few bits of leftover cooked veg from the fridge)!

Score:  1 Mom
           0 Picky Veggie Eaters

To make a fast and easy kid friendly cheese sauce that guarantees plates to be scraped clean of any vegetable:

1. melt a few Tbsp of butter in a pan or large microwaveable pyrex measuring cup
2. to that, add roughly a few TBSP of flour and about 1/2 cup milk
3. stir with a whisk and return to heat to thicken (add more milk if it is too thick - you want a creamy saucy texture)
4. add grated cheese (we use cheddar but you could use anything you like)
5. return to heat to melt and heat through, stirring frequently (it will thicken more as the cheese melts
6. season with pepper, salt if it needs it (cheese can be salty so you may not need any) and always a dash of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

The entire family gobbled up the Cheesy Kale and and asked for more!  Now that they all think Kale is absolutely delicious, I'll be serving it up in different ways that are a little more budget friendly than in a rich cheese sauce...  :)   Recipes, anyone?

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