Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ham, peas, and cheese

Here's another spur-of-the-moment dinner that worked out really well. I had left over ham and plenty of cheese after winning some from the nice folks in Wisconsin who make and market and promote cheese.

I didn't measure anything as I made it, but this is the kind of dish where you make it to taste, anyway.

I started with elbow macaroni. I was thinking about spaghetti, but I didn't have any, but I had half a box of elbow mac. I cooked that in boiling salted water.

Meanwhile, I made a roux with about 2 tablespoons each of butter and flour, and added milk to make a sauce. I added a generous amount of white pepper, then I added some processed brick cheese spread. I added the drained noodles to that.

I diced some ham and some Swiss cheese and added some frozen peas, and I added all that to the macaroni and sauce. I put all than in a baking dish - actually a ceramic pie dish. Then I topped that with some shredded cheese (are you seeing the cheese theme here) then I baked it until it was bubbling and it was browning a bit on top.

Okay, it was like mac and cheese with ham and peas. It was pretty good for not having a recipe or a clue before I started.

1 comment:

vanzare masini said...

Hmm i think it is a very nice recipe and i`m sure it tastes delicious, i will gice it a tray, thanks a lot for sharing

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