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Apr 302014
 

Ham In Creamy Cheese Sauce

First of all, let me start by sending our prayers and thoughts to all those in the path of destruction this week that still continues to plague us here in the south! So far here in north central Florida, we have only had light rain but from the looks of it, the worst is not over. I can’t believe that around the Pensacola area, they received over a foot of rain in one day and up to five inches in one hour, that’s more rain than we usually see during a hurricane! I am going to try real hard not to moan and groan about the little mud problem we have been experiencing here because in comparison, we have been pretty damn lucky!
Saturday was a goof off day for us and another excursion to the flea market which was basically fruitless except for buying some fresh veggies. However, I did manage to come across a beautiful glass lasagna dish by Anchor Hocking for a mere $2.00. A man had it at his booth and it was all dirty and had some things set inside it and when he told me how much he wanted, it was SOLD! It is a vintage, 4 quart, 13x10x3″ dish and very heavy-duty, just ask husband who had to carry it through the rest of the flea market! After a little bleach and soap, it cleaned up like brand new and ready for me to make some lasagna for Kenny who has been nagging me ever since I bought it; guess he deserves it since he carried it so long…….
Today’s recipe was just a throw together dish to try and use up some of the ham left-over from Easter and one I will be making again according to husband. It’s a no brainer dish, very simple and a good combo served over corn bread, biscuits or even dinner rolls. I had already used all my Hawaiian rolls which I’m sure would have also made a great base for this creamy, cheesy ham! Maybe next time………

Yes...That is home made corn bread under all that creamy gravy!

Yes…That is home made corn bread under all that creamy gravy!

 

Ham In Creamy Cheese Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 2 med carrots
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ¼ teas sea salt
  • ⅛ teas white pepper
  • 1-1/2 teas dry mustard powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup diced, cooked ham
  • Corn bread, biscuits or rolls
Instructions
  1. Dice carrots and cook until tender, adding the onions just before they're finished; drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan and whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard.
  3. Gradually add the milk and while stirring constantly, cook until thickened.
  4. Add the cheese, ham and carrot mixture and continue until cheese is melted and ham is heated through.
  5. Serve over fresh baked corn bread, biscuits or rolls.

 

Hope you enjoy……………

Apr 022014
 

Creamy Swiss Cheese Sauce

With a very busy schedule this week, I’m not sure of how much actual cooking I might get done. Yesterday was a trip to Gainsville to see our granddaughter’s new apartment and take her the baby gift of her and her boyfriend’s dreams, the black elegance round bassinet!

It's already put together and waiting for Ulric!

It’s already put together and waiting for Ulric!

I didn’t even know they made round bassinets, guess I’m getting old, ha ha!!!! After delivering her gift and some homemade banana nut bread, we were off to the thrift stores and out to lunch. I guess it was meant for us to go yesterday as we picked up a set that included a diaper holder, crib bumpers and curtains in one of my favorite patterns, the cow jumped over the moon story figures. Another steal was the baby bouncer that hangs in the doorway with an elephant print to go along with all the other elephant toys and books that have already been purchased; granddaughter has a fetish with elephants and now she is passing it on to her son, God help him! Other little things were bought for our first great-grandson and Pappy and Gram came home broke, not really, just kidding…. I did manage to find an old muffin tin by Ovenex, marked made in the United States Of America, you don’t see that any more! The next time I make biscuits, I’ll post a picture….. A couple of other little trinkets managed to make their way home too and Kenny is just dying for Easter to share one of them! Our other granddaughter is also making a visit Friday and her husband’s daughter has been long awaiting one of my BBQ meatloaves with all the trimmings, better make it a double for these guys as they enjoy homemade food and granddaughter loves to cook!

Well getting back to today’s recipe, it’s just a basic cheese sauce that can be used over a variety of veggies and even some meats such as ham or pork chops, so here we go……

This was an awesome meal!

This was an awesome meal! Bacon wrapped pork..Rutabaga Puff..Cheese sprouts and Bacon corn bread. Yummy!

The cheese...melts in your mouth!

The cheese…melts in your mouth!

 

5.0 from 1 reviews
Creamy Swiss Cheese Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup of flour
  • ¼ teas sea salt
  • ⅛ teas white pepper
  • 1 teas dry mustard
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.
  2. Whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard, stirring constantly until mixture starts to bubble and butter has been absorbed by the flour.
  3. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until sauce starts to thicken, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the cheese and cook until melted.
  5. Top veggies or meat and top sauce with fresh chopped chives, parsley and/or bacon bits if desired.

 

Hope you enjoy………………
Forgot to mention, found a great recipe book to make homemade baby food for Chey to make for Ulric so she can introduce him to the world of people food!!!!!

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