Mix 1 T softened butter together with 1 T flour
in a small sauce pan on low heat creating a roux
Pour 1 cup of milk into the mixture and slowly bring the temp up until it is bubbly and think..
make sure to keep stirring so that it doesn't scald on the bottom.
You can add any spice you like. I like 1/2 tsp. sea salt and some pepper
Then you can add any type of grated cheese to make a quick mac-n-cheese
I often steam broccoli and boil some type of pasta add the white sauce and some paprika and it's a lovely ... cheap meal that looks like restaurant food.
Making this is easier & faster than going through the drive through, the ingred. are almost always on hand, it's cheap, fairly healthy and kid friendly. Works over rice too.