Broccoli And Bacon In Cream Sauce
Another crazy week here as our pipes going up to our shower decided to spring a leak under the house, not husband’s favorite place for working! Apparently it had been leaking for awhile because when he got under there, the ground was saturated. So that little problem killed off another whole day as we had to go and get the parts we needed and then I had to play gopher for Kenny in case he needed another tool while under the house! We are now wondering if the moisture under there was part of the reason we could not seem to shake the colds that we have both been experiencing this year? Another water problem, one we can’t fix yet, is our driveway! It was just starting to dry out this week when Mother Nature decided to dump over an inch of rain on us yesterday and with more rain in the forecast, it doesn’t look too promising for us to have a load of rock brought in so we can have it spread out in order to hopefully get our driveway back to some kind of dryness so we don’t have to park our cars over on the west-forty. Kenny is getting tired of hauling our groceries through the woods in wagons; actually, I think it’s kinda fun! Seriously, this year is not starting off too good, so it can only get better, right?
Last night I was having pork chops and had a nice big stem of fresh broccoli that I wanted to use up and had run across this recipe a long time ago, and with a few changes, husband was in Seventh Heaven! I’m hoping that things calm down around here so I can get back in my kitchen so I can be in my Seventh Heaven………..
- 1 large stem of fresh broccoli
- 3 strips of bacon
- ½ cup chopped sweet onion
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 teas dry mustard
- 1 cup of milk
- ⅓ cup of sour cream
- Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Dry bread crumbs
- Grated cheese (I used some chunks of Velveeta)
- Steam broccoli to crisp-tender, drain and place in a shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
- While broccoli is cooking, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels and crumble.
- In a little of the bacon fat, saute onions until tender.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the flour and dry mustard to make a smooth paste; gradually add milk, stirring constantly until sauce has thickened.
- Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream, the bacon and onions; season with salt and pepper.
- Pour mixture over the broccoli, top with desired amount of cheese and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven until slightly browned and cheese has melted.
- This serves 2 people nicely.
Hope you enjoy!