Zucchini Gratin

2-3 zucchini, chopped into slices ¼ inch thick
1 ½ tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
½ c milk
½ c heavy cream
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¾ c cheese, your favorite, grated

Optional: broccoli, thinly sliced beets, nuts, sage, rosemary, a bread crumb topping, etc.

Preheat oven to 375.

Melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and mix well. Cook 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally. Add milk and cream and mix well. Cook 3-5 minutes, until thickened. Add salt and pepper. Turn off heat, add cheese, and stir to melt cheese. Alternate layers of zucchini and cheese sauce and any optional ingredients in baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes.

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