Alright, so I think it’s pretty clear how much us girls at Blooming Bites love a good comfort food recipe. So naturally, this Quick Creamed Broccoli recipe really spoke to us. It’s not hard to find similar recipes to this one in the “Joy of Cooking,” cookbook; which if you didn’t know already we are slowly but surely cooking our way through. And this is yet another classic recipe from the book we had to try.
And have you looked through the book ever? If you haven’t, you should. It’s like stepping into the past of the recipe world. Which is why part of what we’re doing is updating/clarifying some of the confusing directions, and bringing some old fashion recipes into the 21st century with our own spin on it.
I’ll admit though there are a few recipes in the book that are too good to change, and this Quick Creamed Broccoli needed little to no changing. I could literally eat broccoli a million different ways, and there are a million different ways to serve it. What you will get with this recipe is a super decadent and creamy broccoli bake that we thoroughly enjoyed.
With large broccoli florets topped with chicken stock, cream of celery soup and crushed up corn flakes; this will quickly become a new favorite side dish. As my main, I poached a couple of chicken breast which went super well with this super flavorful broccoli. The key to this recipe is blanching the broccoli first, but careful not to over cook them. I find blanching broccoli is super easy, because the green color really pops as soon as it’s done. Everything else is pretty straight forward, if you just follow the recipe, this deliciousness will be ready to go in about 25-30 minutes.
As we conclude this post, our final words for you is we hope you try out this recipe and and better yet enjoy it! We certainly did. And as my least favorite day of the week, I’d say today it’s off to a pretty good start. It’s all about positivity right? So cheers to a great week, and stay tuned for some fun Valentine’s day goodness coming your way Wednesday.
Quote of the Day: “Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.” – Leo Buscaglia