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.
This is the ultimate autumn side dish. Unfortunately, not many in my family like this. I make it at least once a year anyways because I like it. This is the recipe written out. In actuality, I don’t measure any of this, I just eyeball the ingredients.
Baked Butternut Squash
1 pound butternut squash, medium dice
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 ounces whole butter, melted
Place the squash in a buttered pan. Season with salt, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and brown sugar.
Drizzle the lemon juice and butter over the top of the squash.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven until tender, approximately 50 minutes.
I usually don’t make anything fancy for dinner on Fridays. In fact, we often have pizza before the football/basketball games with friends. I thought I’d use this day of the week to share side dish recipes that we enjoy.
My mother’s garden exploded with zucchini this year. She is still bringing me good sized zucchini. I’m getting a little tired of zucchini bread. Here is a side dish that I’ve made before that is quite yummy.
2 pounds zucchini
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup bread crumbs, divided
1/2 package grated cheese, divided
1 Grind or grate zucchini and steam in frying pan with enough oil to keep from sticking.
2 Add onions and cook 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly.
3 Add milk and half of bread crumbs and 1/3 cheese. Stir.
4 Add well beaten eggs and another 1/3 of cheese.
5 Put in baking dish, top with remaining bread crumbs and cheese.
6 Bake at 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes.