Here is what I threw together...
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the pan and whisk in equal amounts of wheat flour, until a paste forms. Begin whisking in 2 cups of milk and once it begins to bubble, add a teaspoon or two of the Better Than Bouillon. Season to your preference with salt, pepper and parsley. That's all I do for my white sauce.
I mix this in with my browned, ground beef and pasta. For veggies and greens I threw in a handful or two of spinach and some sauteed summer squash. This dish is ready to be served to the young men clamoring around the kitchen.
Of course I always want to fancy up my own plate hamburger helper, by adding sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and extra spinach. Let them say what they will - it's good!!
It is not always convenient to whip up my own cream sauce, but I know we are better off without the yucky ingredients in the can. Do you have a cream sauce recipe you could share?