I know, right? But....we shopped for a months' worth of supplies! So, within that bunch o' goodies, was a big sack of potatoes, and in the freezer, a couple of ham steaks, and in the fridge of course, cheeses. The answer became clear! Many years ago, a friend gave me the "Winter" cookbook from Williams Sonoma, and I loved making this ham, cheddar and potato gratin recipe. I decided to double the batch, and make it for the party. First step? Peeling over SIX POUNDS of potatoes! Boy, I had some
And this is what a regular, not browned roux looks like....
Then, after cooking out the floury taste of the roux, we whisk in our milk that has been keeping warm on the back burner....and add all the glorious cheese!
I then add what I consider to be the secret to the great taste of the dish...brown mustard and cayenne pepper, and whisk until the cheese melts into the sauce...
As you can see...I placed the pan on to a large cookie sheet lined with foil...so this Pixie does not have to clean up any stuck on cheese sauce that might go wonky and fly over the top of the pan! The verdict?
What is your go-to dish for bringing to holiday events? Is it something sweet, or a main course?
Eat and entertain well, my friends, and stay tuned for my re-creation of the Pho soup I miss from my workplace in Alaska! You remember now, dontcha? From this post! Love and kindness to all,