I do it 2 ways.
~Steam fresh or frozen broccoli. I usually do it in the microwave. In the meantime, in a pot on the stove, melt a few tablespoons of butter or margarine and whisk in an equal amount of flour, and let that cook while you keep stirring, til it starts to brown. Whisk in milk - about 1 cup for every 1-2 tablespoons of butter/flour. Season with salt, pepper, and anything else you like - I usually add some parsley and a little chicken boullion, and stir in the broccoli. Let simmer over low heat, stirring often, or put in the crock pot on low for a few hours, or just heat til hot. You can stir in cheese til melted too.
~In a pot, put your broccoli. Just barely cover with water, and stir in some chicken boullion. You could use broth too if you prefer. Bring to a boil, and when broccoli is done, stir in 1 cup light or heavy cream, a couple tablespoons cornstarch, and any cheese if you want. Get hot & serve.
at 4:14 PM on Apr. 13, 2011