Family Recipe: Vegetable Medley with a Homemade Cream Sauce
Disclosure: This weeks Progressive Dinner sponsor is PotsandPans.com
Welcome to week 4 of 7 in our Progressive Dinner Blog Hop. During week 1 I sent out a Progressive Dinner invitation. If you didn’t get a chance to see it you can check it out in my Progressive Dinner Invitation post where you can see the beautiful full color magazine our hostess Glenda from Busy at Home created to announce the big event. It will also give you a sneak peek into what you can expect for the upcoming weeks of our Progressive Dinner.
What is a Progressive Dinner?
So what is a Progressive Dinner you might be asking? Well for 7 weeks myself and four other bloggers will each be sharing one course of a holiday dinner menu from appetizers to dessert in a round up style post.
By the end of the seven weeks each of us will have shared a Main course, 2 side dish recipes, an appetizer, a dessert recipe and a pot luck or gift from the kitchen recipe.
Below you will find the schedule of the recipes I will be sharing for each week and what giveaway will be available that week. You will find my fellow Blog Hop Bloggers Roundup of Progressive Dinner recipes, Ziplist recipe and Rafflecopter giveaway form below at the bottom of each weekly post.
Flour On My Face Progressive Dinner series schedule
- Week 1: Recipe:Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
- Sponsor: Corelle
- Week 2: Recipe: Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer
- Week 3 : Recipe: How to roast a Turkey Breast
- Sponsor: Faberware
- Week 4: Recipe: Vegetable Medley with Homemade Cream Sauce
- Sponsor: PotsandPans.com/Rachael Ray Stoneware
- Week 5: Recipe: Easy Crock-pot Apple & Cranberry Compote
- Sponsor: Crock-Pot
- Week 6: Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Green Beans
- Sponsor: Silpat
- Week 7: Recipe: Easy Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Nuts
- Sponsor: CountryDoor.com
To see what the rest of this weeks Progressive Dinner recipes are check out the links below.
Holiday Progressive Dinner Week 4 Recipe Links
at Daily Dish Recipes
Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Chicken for Two
at Adventures in All Things Food
Creamy Corn Casserole
at The Gunny Sack
Vegetable Medley with Cream Sauce
at Flour on My Face
Butter Toffee Pound Cake with Vanilla Brandy Caramel Sauce
Old Family Vegetable Recipe for Thanksgiving
My side dish recipe for this weeks Progressive Dinner Blog Hop is an old family recipe from when I was a child. My mother would make a cream sauce for our vegetable side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner every year. We would use it for homemade creamed corn, creamed green beans, homemade creamed spinach, and over brussels sprouts or on a mixed vegetable dish like this cauliflower, broccoli and carrot vegetable medley I am using this week for my Progressive Dinner side dish recipe.
- 2 - 1 lb bags of frozen mixed broccoli florets, cauliflower and carrots
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- In a bowl cook vegetables per directions in the microwave.
- Drain in a colander while making cream sauce.
- Melt butter in a heavy bottomed sauce pan on medium heat.
- Add salt, pepper and flour.
- Make a rue by whisking until a thick paste forms, about 3-5 minutes.
- Slowly pour milk in while whisking to prevent lumps.
- Cook until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
- Place vegetables in a serving dish.
- Pour cream sauce over vegetables and mix well.
- Serve immediately.
This weeks Giveaway is sponsored by PotsandPans.com
Giveaway has ended.
Our giveaway is for a two piece Oval Baker Set from Rachael Rays Oven to Table Stoneware baking dish set. I love these baking dishes. You can bake in them and serve in them. They are safe from freezer to oven and are also microwave and dishwasher safe.
They are easy to handle with the built in handles. The set comes with a 1-1/4-Quart and 2-1/4-Quart stoneware bake dishes. They are the perfect size to make a large casserole and a side dish. Last week for my Progressive Dinner main dish I baked a 3 1/2 pound turkey breast in the 2 1/4 quart baker dish . You can easily bake a large chicken or a small turkey in it.
You can check out more from PotsandPans.com at their website.