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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rainy Wednesday and a Recipe

It's a cold rainy day here in the Kanawaha valley, WV.  I really don't mind rainy days actually I look at them as a good excuse to get some stitching in, luckily I can do that today as I have nothing on the agenda!  Thank goodness because yesterday was a busy one getting the kids to all the places they needed to be, it wasn't a total loss though I got to stitch while waiting for them. 

I always stress about how to get a good meal on the table on these busy days where I am in and out and don't have much time in between.  The day before one of our local news stations posted a recipe on their facebook page that looked really good.  I decided to try it last night and it was a hit!  We all loved it and it was pretty easy to put together. I got all the ingredients together and prepped but peeled the potatoes and sliced them on my slicer very last so the potatoes wouldn't turn brown.  I used my Le Creuset Au Gratin pan for this but you can use any 2 QT. pan, a 9x13 was too big.  So give it a try it would be really yummy on a cold rainy day like we are having today!

If you like you can watch a short video of the recipe being made here



Scalloped Potatoes And Ham
Lee Ann Miller Shares Her Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe
January 9, 2012

This is an old fashioned recipe using uncooked potatoes. This is a nice one dish meal and terrific served with applesauce.

Ingredients
6-7 small potatoes or 4-large potatoes, uncooked and sliced (I used 7 or 8 medium size potatoes)1-can Cream of Celery soup
3/4 can milk (using empty soup can)
Fresh ground pepper (to taste)
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of Cayenne pepper
8-10 green onion, diced
2 C. diced fully cooked ham (I bought a package of the superior ham steaks @Walmart & diced it)
Shredded cheese (optional) (I used about 4 ounces of mild cheddar)Directions
Thinly slice uncooked potatoes (you may peel potatoes). Layer 1/2 potatoes in bottom of a buttered, 2-qt. casserole dish. Mix together, celery soup, milk, pepper, salt, and cayenne. Spoon 1/2 soup mixture over 1st layer of potatoes. Layer 1/2 green onion and 1 C. of ham. Layer other half of sliced potatoes, soup mixture, onions, and ham. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 for 1 1/4 hours, covering the potatoes with foil for the first 60 minutes. If layering with cheese, add to dish and bake additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
(My cook time was about 15 to 20 minutes longer, check the potatoes for doneness before applying cheese)

Cooking Time: 1 1/4 hour


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2 comments:

  1. By the way, I have no idea what the brown things are on top of this dish. I am thinking it may be crumbled bacon, that would probably be a nice addition even though the recipe doesn't mention bacon.

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  2. I think that's bacon on top. We may have to try that next time. Very Yummy!

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