Posted: November 23, 2009 Filed under: Vegetable
Thanksgiving will be here soon. I am part of a very large, very loving family. We love to celebrate around food. Unfortunately, a lot of us are overweight, we like food too well! However, because there are so many to feed on Thanksgiving (close to 70 in the immediate family), this meal is treated as a potluck. The following recipe is my contribution to the Thanksgiving tradition. My mother was given this recipe by a friend of hers when we lived in Portsmouth, Ohio in the late 1960s. This is one of the only ways I will eat broccoli.
Recipe By: Marilyn Nibert
2 large bags frozen broccoli
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 stick butter, divided
1 tablespoon flour
1 pinch garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pint sour cream
8 ounces American cheese slices
2 cups crushed corn flakes
Cook broccoli as directed on package, adding 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp sugar to water as it cooks. Drain.
In saucepan, melt 1/2 stick butter. Stir in flour, 1 Tsp salt, garlic powder, pepper and sour cream. Set aside.
In a 13 x 9 pan, alternate layers of broccoli, sauce, cheese, broccoli, sauce, cheese, etc. End up with cheese layer. Melt remaining 1/2 stick butter. Combine it with crushed corn flakes. Place on top of casserole.
Bake in 400* oven for 35 minutes.
NOTE: This is good prepared hours before baking. This can be frozen ahead of time. Omit the cornflake crumbs until ready to bake, thaw completely, then add the cornflake crumbs before baking.