Everyday Mom's Meals: Eat Your Veggies

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eat Your Veggies

The other day I "introduced" you to Adam's Grandma Joy. I talked about all the great holidays we spent at her house and the great memories we have of yummy mouth watering meals during those family get togethers. But one thing you would have never found on her table was broccoli. Grandma hated it! Raw or cooked, it didn't matter to her. She always said "eating broccoli is like chewing on shrubs." LOL Luckily my child never heard this :) I don't think it would have matter thought. In fact, Alex probably would have thought it was funny but he loves broccoli so much I don't think it would have changed his opinion. I know not all parents are as lucky as I am and their kids turn their noses up at the first sight of anything that resembles a green, or for that matter, yellow, red or orange, vegetable. But when I stumbled upon this while looking through old cook books w/ my mom I knew it was something my little veggie lover would really enjoy. So while Grandma Joy is looking down on me as I type this and I can hear her saying,  "Oh Krista, why....YUCK!!" I know Alex will love it, and if your child is one of those that runs screaming "Noooooooo" every time you reach the produce aisle in the grocery store maybe hiding some of that green under cheese and breadcrumbs might be helpful. See, it's not just kids who hate veggies, Grandmas do too sometimes!!

Broccoli Casserole

2 pkgs. frozen broccoli florets
4 slices bread, crumbled (not dry)
1/2 lb. Velveeta, diced or grated
3 eggs beaten
2 c. milk

Cook broccoli in salted water. Drain and reserve liquid. Starting w/ broccoli, then crumbs, then cheese, layer 1/3 of each in buttered 2 qt. buttered casserole. Continue for 3 layers ending w/ cheese. Mix milk w/ eggs and add enough cooking liquid to make 3 cups. Pour over layers. Cover w/ aluminum foil and bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until set.

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