Dec 11, 2008

Jack's Healthy Oven Baked Vegetables with Cheese Sauce:

1. It is hard to get most people to eat Vegetables, myself included, and children can be the most stubborn. So be creative and add a melted cheese sauce.
2. Oven Roasted Vegetables are the most healthy. If you boil them you're removing all the vitamins and minerals and most of the taste, so you are defeating your purpose. Steaming is ok, but do not over steam and make them mushy.

White or Brown Button Mushrooms
Spring Onions (scallions)
Baby Carrots
Note: Buy vegetables fresh
Olive Oil
Table Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Fresh Lemon
Milk or half and half
Velveeta Cheese

Cooking Utensils:
Large Bowl.
Cutting Board.
Small non stick cooking pot.
Wooden Spoon.
Kitchen Knife.
Flat Oven Pan or Cookie Sheet.
Aluminum Foil.

Preparation and Cooking Instructions:
Wash all the vegetables.
Cut stems off the Broccoli.
Cut Cauliflower pieces in half.
Cut Baby Carrots into 1-inch diagonal cuts.
Cut Stems off Mushrooms. Then cut mushrooms in half.
Cut Zucchini in half length ways.
Cut roots and top of stems off Spring Onions, Cut remaining usable Spring Onions into thirds.
Place cut and prepared vegetables in large bowl.
Add salt, fresh ground black pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and half lemon juice.
Toss well but gently.
Line Cookie Sheet or Baking Pan with aluminum foil.
Spread Vegetables evenly over pan.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Baked (roast) for 30 minutes.
Using same large bowl, simply rinse and wipe clean and dry.
While vegetables are baking, prepare cheese sauce.
Start by cutting Velveeta Cheese into 1-inch pieces. About 10 pieces.
In a non stick pot using a wooden spoon, heat 1 cup of milk or half and half.
Immediately when milk comes to a boil, turn heat to medium low, stirring constantly.
Add the Velveeta Cheese in slowly, as it melts, continue stirring, keep adding in the cheese, repeat until done.
Once vegetables are done, remove, place in large bowl, and slowly pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables.
Serve with whatever the main diner course is.

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