This recipe came from my ex’s family. It was always part of our New Year’s Eve tradition. I may not be with him anymore, but I’ll always hold on to this recipe!
1 ½ cup butter
1 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
6 cups milk
2 lbs. Velveeta cheese (cubed)
5 lbs. frozen cauliflower (add more or less to your liking)
Melt butter in microwave. Blend in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook in microwave until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk. Cook until begins to thicken, then add Velveeta cheese. Cook in microwave until thick and cheese is melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Transfer to a 4 quart slow cooker. Add enough milk to make a soup consistency. Cook cauliflower in separate pan according to package directions until just tender. Drain cauliflower well, then add to cheese mixture and cook in slow cooker until soup is hot.
*Substitute broccoli for the cauliflower or mix the two.
*You can also do all steps on stove or in slow cooker instead of microwave if you choose to. It comes out the same.