Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Macaroni Cheese

If you're anything like me, you've spent the last week eating leftover Christmas ham...I've had sandwiches, salads, and even antipasto plates made up with leftover ham. Tonight I satisfied my pasta craving with this yummy variation of macaroni cheese.

I diced up some ham from the bone and cooked it in the frying pan until crisp, then put aside.

Then I cooked some diced onion in some olive oil, and added some fresh thyme and a teaspoon of seeded mustard.

In another pot, I cooked the macaroni, then drained and put aside. In the same pot, I made up some bechemel sauce, to which I added some grated cheese. When that was ready, I mixed everything together, poured it into a casserole dish, topped it with more cheese then baked for about 20 minutes.

I got home from my holiday to find this pretty flower in bloom in my garden.

I would love to have got a better shot of the sunflower, but this baby is about 7 foot tall, well over my height!


julia said...

wow...more than 7 ft? that is pretty big!
i wish we had some sunshine (or sunflowers) too...
happy new year (again),

Jackie's Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, that mac and cheese looks delicious!

Lucille29 said...

wow Macaroni it..
nice garden...
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Cathie said...

LOVE your sunflower, they are wonderful to look at.

well done on offering a raffle, very generous of you Kate.