My favorite dish as a child was Cauliflower Cheese. It's simple, yet luxurious. Zesty and cozy. The perfect supper when its dark and nippy outside and you're not feeling too ambitious.
This version was steamed cauliflower florettes over a bed of dino kale (sauted with olive oil and garlic until tender), with a simple roux-based cheddar cheese sauce. Under the broiler for 4 minutes and this one was hard to beat tonight....
Cheddar Cheese Sauce:
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar
2 TBSP water
Melt the butter and add the flour. Cook, stirring continuously, over med-low heat till frothy for 2 minutes. Add the milk and stir. When incorporated, add the grated cheddar and turn off the heat. Stir until smooth. Add the water until desired consistency is reached.