Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Thanksgiving with the Rogers' side of my family we always make sure the person in charge of the Broccoli Cheese Casserole brings two. It's that good! It has been in my family for years and it's one of my favorite dishes at Thanksgiving time.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

20 oz Chopped Broccoli
3/4 Stick of Butter
6 oz. Kraft Old English Cheese (jar)
1 Sleeve of Ritz Crackers
1/4 stick of Butter

Place broccoli in a pot with 1 inch of water and bring to boil.  Be careful not to overcook the broccoli as the goal is to steam the broccoli more than to boil it, leaving it slightly crispy.  Drain water and stir in 3/4 stick of butter.  Add 6 oz Cheese and mix well.  Put the mixture into a casserole dish and spread evenly.

Crush Ritz Crackers while the crackers are still in the plastic sleeve (if no plastic sleeve, crush in a ziploc bag) and mix with melted 1/4 stick of butter. Sprinkle the crushed Ritz Crackers evenly on top of the broccoli.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Decor Tips:

While your casserole is baking, it's time to start setting up the table! SOO where to begin?!

The table cloth?! We went white. The table cloth is a simple element but it gets the award for best supporting actress. If done wrong it will be distracting. Right it will push the star to the front and happily take its role. So an nice clean white table cloth is perfect for our chic setting. Then we laid out a burlap runner. Make your own or buy it in a roll. LOVE it. Burlap is just awesome. Again a good supporter for texture and definition for the centerpiece displays.
Next we layered. So here's where it's easy to go astray and I sometimes am guilty. The elements of the layers alone are pretty but very simple. When combined that's when that wow effect takes place. So try not to pick too many layers that are all too busy. One or two add some pop, but on every layer it just becomes a distraction.
Start at the base with simple silver chargers. Layer dinner plates.We added the pop with the small China plate atop a napkin wrap.  (Don't you just love the napkin wrap?!)   All together you have a nice cohesive setting. Really very elegant. Pin It

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