Creamy Swiss Cheese Sauce
With a very busy schedule this week, I’m not sure of how much actual cooking I might get done. Yesterday was a trip to Gainsville to see our granddaughter’s new apartment and take her the baby gift of her and her boyfriend’s dreams, the black elegance round bassinet!
I didn’t even know they made round bassinets, guess I’m getting old, ha ha!!!! After delivering her gift and some homemade banana nut bread, we were off to the thrift stores and out to lunch. I guess it was meant for us to go yesterday as we picked up a set that included a diaper holder, crib bumpers and curtains in one of my favorite patterns, the cow jumped over the moon story figures. Another steal was the baby bouncer that hangs in the doorway with an elephant print to go along with all the other elephant toys and books that have already been purchased; granddaughter has a fetish with elephants and now she is passing it on to her son, God help him! Other little things were bought for our first great-grandson and Pappy and Gram came home broke, not really, just kidding…. I did manage to find an old muffin tin by Ovenex, marked made in the United States Of America, you don’t see that any more! The next time I make biscuits, I’ll post a picture….. A couple of other little trinkets managed to make their way home too and Kenny is just dying for Easter to share one of them! Our other granddaughter is also making a visit Friday and her husband’s daughter has been long awaiting one of my BBQ meatloaves with all the trimmings, better make it a double for these guys as they enjoy homemade food and granddaughter loves to cook!
Well getting back to today’s recipe, it’s just a basic cheese sauce that can be used over a variety of veggies and even some meats such as ham or pork chops, so here we go……
- ⅓ cup butter
- ⅓ cup of flour
- ¼ teas sea salt
- ⅛ teas white pepper
- 1 teas dry mustard
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese
- Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.
- Whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard, stirring constantly until mixture starts to bubble and butter has been absorbed by the flour.
- Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until sauce starts to thicken, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the cheese and cook until melted.
- Top veggies or meat and top sauce with fresh chopped chives, parsley and/or bacon bits if desired.
Hope you enjoy………………
Forgot to mention, found a great recipe book to make homemade baby food for Chey to make for Ulric so she can introduce him to the world of people food!!!!!