Easter in October!

They had ham on sale, so I decided to go for it.  Again, I attempted scalloped potatoes, the bane of my existence!  Since Hannah was home I had her put the ham in at 1:00 and then put the scalloped potatoes in at 3:30.   Why I keep trying to make scalloped potatoes, I’ll never know!

Well, just before 5:00, Hannah calls me and says that the scalloped potatoes “are boiling over” and burning the bottom of the stove.  She took the lid off and said “it looks like butter in water, so I had to pour some of the water out so it wouldn’t boil over again.” 

NOOOO!!!  I told her to just leave them out.  Well, when I got home, this is what I was faced with:

watery mess!

watery mess!

So I dumped off the watery mess into a pot and brought out my trusty friend:

thickened my sauce wonderfully!

thickened my sauce wonderfully!

I poured the thickened sauce over the potatoes (which were cooked!) and added a bit more cheese and put it under the broiler:


  • 4 ounces ham
  • 1 cup scalloped potatoes
  • 1 cup green beans
526 calories, 23 fat,  


And I got lots of leftovers!  I plan on making ham macaroni and cheese for me and Hanners later in the week and probably black bean ham soup with the ham bone.
See you at breakfast!

8 thoughts on “Easter in October!

  1. Awww what a Mommy you are! Mommy’s ALWAYS know best! Mine is going on a business trip this weekend for a week 😦 BOO.

  2. That ham bone would be really yummy in some split pea soup! Yum!

  3. Joseph Carl Velatini


  4. Great bone for pea soup!! But you would have to skip the onions.

  5. I tried to get her to make pea soup. My Mom makes an awesome pea soup, but she ran away to Florida. My wife fears pea soup, so alas, I get black bean soup. If I could only get Hannah to want pea soup, shazaam it would apear!

  6. Tony, I said I would try to make split pea soup – its been a long time (if ever?) that I have made it. If it makes you feel better, I’ll make Hannah eat it too!

  7. Please do not toy with me.

  8. I just made a big ole dish of homemade macaroni and cheese. My mom always threw leftover ham in it, which I love, but the boyfriend was not comfortable with that idea.

    I shouldn’t have listened b/c it just isn’t as good and now we have half a casserole dish of plain, boring mac n cheese I don’t want to eat multiple times. 😦 Boo!

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