Cheesy Broccoli and Quinoa

What’s a girl to do when she’s craving mac & cheese but is out of mac and is already in her PJ’s and doesn’t feel like going to the grocery store? Why, rifle through the cupboards till she finds something resembling mac & cheese, of course!

I feel better though that I made quinoa instead of pasta because it’s healthier overall; but I guess the cheese part cancels that all out. But there’s broccoli in it!

Serves 3, or 1 with lunch for tomorrow and Tuesday

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 small broccoli crowns, cut up
1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar
a couple of tablespoons of grated pecorino romano cheese
a couple of tablespoons of grated pizza cheese
1 tbs butter
1/3 cup milk
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tbs Wondra flour
salt and pepper to taste

Cook quinoa according to package. I make mine in the rice cooker and overfill the water past the “1” line. Meanwhile, steam broccoli in a covered saucepan till bright green and tender, about 8 minutes?
In a serving bowl, combine the butter, milk and garlic. Microwave for 40 seconds or until butter is melted. Whisk in the flour and microwave another 30 seconds. If sauce is too thick, add more milk. If it’s too thin, add a bit more flour and microwave another 15 seconds. Add the cheeses, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked quinoa and broccoli. If sauce is too thick, add a bit more milk. Serve with a big glass of milk. I’m trying to use up my milk before tomorrow, can’t you tell?

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