Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Plan B for the Scalloped Potatoes!


I was all prepared with my ingredients, suggestions, recipes, and tools. . . .went for my potatoes . . . .and they were rotten!!!!!! Since I tend to get crabby in the kitchen, I decided to save the day and come up with "Plan B."

I'm so glad I did, because it rated a "10" in my book!

I went with elbo macaroni. A big pot full!

Here's what I came up with:

1 can evaporated milk
1 cups water
1/2 stick butter
1 envelope of Pepper Gravy Mix (says makes 3 1/2 cups on the envelope)
3 chopped onions sauteed in a little butter
cheddar cheese
2 cups left over ham
bread crumbs

Cook pasta til just done. Drain.
Mix the milk, water, and gravy mix in sauce pan, heat, and stir til thickened.
Fry onions till just clear (not browned) in a little butter or oil.
Add onions, ham, and shredded cheese to gravy mixture. (I eye-balled the cheese. I do like lots of cheese, though)
Mix in macaroni
Dump the whole mixture into 9x13 pan.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs
Put more cheese on the top
Back at 375 till cheese is melted and browning some.

This had to be the best I've ever made.

Buster thought so, too.

So the scalloped potatoes will have to wait until the next ham comes along!


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Renna said...

Yum! That's a dish I know my family will eat. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :-)

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Could you just stuff some in an envelope and mail it to me? Sounds yummilicious!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I'm with Lea....
I'll even meet you at the post office and save you postage! LOL Then I'll get Lea's portion, too! (evil laugh)

Katy B said...

Here's my recipe:

1 (32 ounce) package frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 cups sour cream
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix together and put in a greased 13 x 9 pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 or until golden and bubbly.

I have to make these every Christmas and Easter or my kids holler!

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe.It sounds very ham and cheese it a favorite of my kids,so they would definatly love this!Have a blessed week-end!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Katy, that sounds so wonderful! It's already saved here and will be the next thing I try! Thank you!

Thanks to all of you for your comments! Glad I'm not the only one who likes ham and cheese!


Katy said...

I love your new dish...that looks delicious!!!!! :)

Kimmie said...

Cora..your reciepe looks and sounds sounds so yummy! You and Lea are making my mouth water this evening! LOL! You both will make a grand cook out of me...I just know it! I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn for dinner tonight. Greg was a happy camper. :-)
How is Buster doing? I just love those pictures of him. I hope he has calmed down for you.
My Mother made the hash brown reciepe that katy b posted. It is very good!
Your blog looks beautiful Cora.