Broccoli Casserole

No matter where I find myself, this dish always reminds me of home.  Maybe one day I’ll be able to make it like my mom.

~ Shopping List ~

3 cups broccoli
1 medium onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups grated cheese

1 tablespoon butter
2 cups Ritz Crackers

~ What to do ~

Boil or steam broccoli and onion until tender (if boiled, drain water after it is cooked).  While waiting for broccoli to cook, heat butter in frying pan, crush crackers and cook in butter until browned, set aside.  When broccoli is cooked, mix all ingredients except crackers together and pour into  a greased baking dish.  Top with crackers and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.

Do like the spicy side of life?  Try adding a little cayenne with the crackers.

Broccoli Soup

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1.5 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 cups diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • dash ground thyme
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • (optional) 3 tablespoons butter

~ What to do ~

Place vegetables in chicken broth, bring to boil, reduce heat and cook covered until tender (~8 minutes).  Mix milk with cornstarch, salt pepper and thyme.  Add to cooked vegetables.  Cook stirring constantly until soup begins to boil.  Remove from heat and add cheese.  Stir until melted.

*Best made the day before, but great immediately as well.