Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cheesy, Creamy and Delicious White Sauce

Ok, I'm a huge slacker. I'm awful, truly awful. Who has neglected blogging? *This Gal*

It's not that I haven't been cooking or baking... I'm just selfish and bad at sharing. Or something.

I made this sauce for dinner tonight and put it on top of some shell pasta. It was ready before the pasta, so obviously it's simple. Simple AND delicious, and the ingredients are so basic you should have them on hand!

Cheesy White Sauce:

2 TBSP sweet cream Butter (or regular, I won't judge you on your butter choices!)
1 TBSP Flour
1/4 tsp Salt (I use sea salt for nearly everything)
1 1/2 cup Milk
1/2 tsp Coriander- ground. I used my mortar and pestal to smash them up.
1/4 tsp Crushed Mint (yes, mint)
1 tsp Parsley
1 to 1 1/2 tsp Chives
2oz white cheese (I used mozzarella)

On medium-high in a saucepan melt the butter. Once it's all melty, add in the flour- whisking to keep it from getting lumpy and weird.

Add salt, then milk all at once. Add the other spices. Stir every now and again until it's bubbly. Reduce heat to medium and add the cheese.

If it's not quite as thick as you want it, cook it down just a little. It will thicken up some upon standing.

Toss in some pasta, and YUM. Nosh away.