I today made my first own sauce. Not some instant crap, everything's made from fresh vegetables. That's big achievment on the ladder to master cook . Only thing I bought was vegetable stock. Its a pure biological one without additives, I have to watch that since my gf gets rashes from additives, preservatives or artifical colors. If you want to have the real feeling tho you can of course make your own vegetable stock. Some greens + a bouquet garni, salt and oil should suffice.
So first of all I took two shallots and braised them lightly in oil. Then I added milk and the vegetable stock, relation 4 parts milk and 1 part stock. Better than milk would be whipped cream then you can skip the flour part later. It just wasnt availiable in my fridge.
Then you add garlic just a tiny tiny bit. Best added wth a garlic press they are awesome. And after that you are pretty much free to do anything. I liked to make a cream sauce so I season with rose paprika, pepper and salt. I added herbs of the Provence aswell my gf loves them.
Then you let it cook and filter some flour into it until it gets the consistency you want.
Well thats it basically the result is a perfect sauce, no instant and easily to prepare.
Do you have sauce recipes as well ? I'd like to get to know some american cuisine as well . I am still looking for the perfect burger recipe, I never manage to get the meat right, never tastes like McDonalds or BK .