Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Guys, I’m feeling beat today. It’s gray and drizzly, which is actually kind of nice, but it isn’t helping me to feel more awake. It’s been a long week, I have a busy weekend coming up, and then lots of cooking next week for Thanksgiving.
Why am I telling you all this? Because this Cheesy Broccoli Casserole from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook was made for a day like this. I could not believe how easy this was to make. I was actually skeptical of how good it could possibly taste with such simple ingredients and directions. It smelled so amazing in the oven, which gave me high hopes, and I was totally blown away when I tried it.
For me the book is worth it for this recipe alone, and I see myself making this over and over again. I’ll probably add more broccoli next time, but this served up alongside some seasoned and grilled gardein “steak” strips made for a heavenly meal.
This recipe calls for umeboshi plum paste, which I’d had sitting in my cupboard forever, but had never actually used. I think I was probably a little intimidated by it to be honest, but once I tasted it I was flipping through the book to find other recipes that call for it. It’s awesome! If you’ve never tried it, you definitely should. And if you’re a former cheese addict like me, you should definitely check out this book. I can’t wait to try more recipes, and hope to do at least one as a Thanksgiving appetizer next week. Stay tuned for that!