February 28, 2012

Broccoli with Béchamel

Well, friends, it's been a while. We hope you haven't missed us too much. Don't worry, we've been cooking and eating plenty, but somehow the end of January and most of February slipped by without a post here. But we were inspired by a simple and tasty dish to get the camera back out and hold off a few minutes before devouring it in order to take a few pictures.

This dish has the odd pedigree of being inspired by a restaurant dish that we didn't actually eat. We had dinner at our neighborhood Italian place and noticed that they were serving a steak with a side of broccoli with béchamel. We were more in the mood for pasta so we went that route, but the idea of broccoli served with a simple, creamy white sauce stuck with us, and we just had to try it.