Here’s this week’s lineup! The feature food is broccoli!
Broccoli has gotten a bad rap as the poster child for the food kids notoriously and universally dislike. While it can be bitter, there are many ways to tone that bitterness down!
- smother it with cheese, like in this mac and cheese recipe you’ll be making this week
- when boiling/steaming, don’t overcook it! In this mac and cheese recipe, the broccoli gets added to the cooking pasta right at the end so that the broccoli retains a good al dente texture instead of becoming mushy
- roast it above 400 degree F. High temps results in caramelized veggies. Low temps actually bring out more bitter compounds. Try my roasted veggie method that uses an all-purpose seasoning that tastes great on pretty much any veggie!
SNACKING TIP: Don’t throw out those broccoli stalks! They’re great dipped in peanut butter as a snack! Don’t knock it until you try it 🙂
Grocery Shopping List
This Week’s Lineup!
Happy cooking 🙂
To increase the veggies in the Tuna Noodle Casserole, heat up an extra 2 cups of green peas to serve on the side! My family enjoys them as is, but feel free to season with salted butter if you prefer.