Hafner family is one big family, yes it is…most specially when my step kids are here with us during school vacation time. Children in general are noted to be maselan sa pagkain. What to do if you have four kids around you and each of them has different choices of food. One doesn’t like fish, other is half vegetarian and the rest are not certain what they like to eat. I surely go nuts if I’ll wait and follow each of their wishes. So what I did is I prepared something very simple. It has vegetable, meat, pasta and cheese. It is quick to prepare, tasty and healthy. And to my surprise all four liked it.
Please take note that I prepare a big portion of Broccoli Casserole (Broccoli Auflauf). You have adjust the amount of the ingredients of this recipe for your own needs. So now here’s how:
1 liter sterilized low fat milk
250 grams Creme FraÃ®che
500 grams Ham
500 grams grated Emmentaler (you can also use Mozzarella instead)
1 kilo Penne Pasta
1 Kilo fresh or frozen Broccoli
2 Knorr Vegetable Stock Cubes
2 tbsp flour
salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
Preheat oven to 350 Â°F or 180 Â°C
Cook pasta in plenty of boiling, salted water until just al dente. Peel stems and florets of Broccoli and blanched in salted water. Then slice ham into cubes.
In saucepan, combine milk, flour, creme fraÃ®che, vegetable stock cubes, salt, pepper and nutmeg and cook until slightly thickened.
In a large baking dish, toss cooked pasta, then spread sliced ham over top and add blanced broccoli. Pour sauce over the mixture then sprinkle grated cheese. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until cheese is golden brown (if desired).