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  1. #1
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Ham casserole for my in-laws

    My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    what we know, and our request for your suggestions.

    They like ham, they like potatoes.

    They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    like peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.

    They like casseroles.

    We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    a complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.

    Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or
    any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.

    Side dish suggestions also welcomed.

    Many thanks in advance.

    -S-



  2. #2
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    > order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    > lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking, what
    > we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    > They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    > They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't like
    > peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream of
    > mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    > They like casseroles.
    >
    > We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make a
    > complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds really
    > good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or any
    > other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance.


    I don't have a recipe but I'd do some kind of potatoes with cheese and ham.



  3. #3
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:22:14 -0400, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    >order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    >lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    >what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    >They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    >They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    >like peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    >of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    >They like casseroles.
    >
    >We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    >a complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    >really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    >Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or
    >any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    >Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    >Many thanks in advance.
    >
    >-S-
    >

    Do scalloped potatoes and tuck pieces of ham in amongst the potatoes.
    If you like, sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake at your usual
    temperature and time. We always put ham in our scalloped potatoes
    when I was growing up. Go ahead and make the green bean casserole for
    them. It will please them, it won't hurt you and both dishes can go
    into the oven for an easy dinner preparation. For dessert do some ice
    cream with either sauce or fruit over the top.

    They will think you are a great cook.

    Janet US

  4. #4
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    On Jun 21, 12:22*pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    > order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. *They've got
    > lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    > what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    > They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    > They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    > like peppers. *Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    > of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    > They like casseroles.
    >
    > We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    > a complicated down dinner. *We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    > really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? *Or
    > any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    There is a really good ham casserole recipe up here in the midwest -
    "hotdish" territory in Minnesota, doncha know - Barb? Have you got
    one?

    All I've got is "Ham Balls," which are ground ham, some crumbs mixed
    in, a little onion, etc., rolled into balls and baked with a mustard
    OR tomato sauce (usually made with tomato soup, if you're going the
    church supper route). These are surprisingly good. Google....

    N.

  5. #5
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    i'd make the ham balls and put a can of cheddar or cheddar/;broccoli over to
    cook. and make the cassarole with the green beans, my mom always says, cook
    to the audience. Lee
    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jun 21, 12:22 pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    > order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    > lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    > what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    > They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    > They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    > like peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    > of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    > They like casseroles.
    >
    > We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    > a complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    > really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or
    > any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    There is a really good ham casserole recipe up here in the midwest -
    "hotdish" territory in Minnesota, doncha know - Barb? Have you got
    one?

    All I've got is "Ham Balls," which are ground ham, some crumbs mixed
    in, a little onion, etc., rolled into balls and baked with a mustard
    OR tomato sauce (usually made with tomato soup, if you're going the
    church supper route). These are surprisingly good. Google....

    N.



  6. #6
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws


    On 21-Jun-2011, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or
    > any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.


    A variation on scalloped potatoes should fit the bill. The following is a
    starting point, to be tailored to your family's taste. To my mind pork
    chops are the best; but, substitute ham chunks mixed in with the potatoes if
    chops don't appeal. While there is no cheese in the recipe, the sauce is a
    simple bechemel; simply add cheese to make it a cheese sauce; 1/2 to 1 cup,
    depending on how cheesey you like. Which cheese would be a matter of
    preference, I'd use mild cheddar.

    For a vegetable dish, I'd pair any of the following. Green beans, steamed
    to tender-crisp and tossed with butter and minced garlic. Brussel Sprouts,
    steamed and tossed with butter and hot sauce (a cayenne based sauce, such as
    Frank's). The ever-popular mixed vegetables (corn, peas, green beans,
    etc).

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    PORK CHOPS WITH SCALLOPED POTATOES

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : New Text Import

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    3 tablespoons butter -- or margarine
    3 tablespoons flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    14 1/2 ounces chicken broth -- 1 can
    6 boneless loin chops -- 3/4" thick
    2 Tbs. cooking oil
    6 cups potatoes -- peeled, sliced thin
    1 medium onion -- sliced thin

    In sauce pan, melt butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken
    broth, cook and stir constantly until mixture boils. Cook 1 minute, remove
    from heat and set aside. In skillet, brown chops in oil, season to taste
    with additional salt and pepper, if desired. In greased 9X13" pan, layer
    potatoes and onions. Pour broth mixture over all. Layer chops on top.
    Cover and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees, uncover and bake 30 minutes longer, or
    until potatoes are done. Sprinkle with paprika and fresh parsley if desired


    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1454 Calories; 65g Fat (39.8%
    calories from fat); 31g Protein; 192g Carbohydrate; 17g Dietary Fiber; 93mg
    Cholesterol; 4914mg Sodium. Exchanges: 12 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1 1/2
    Vegetable; 12 1/2 Fat.


    Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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  7. #7
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    On Jun 21, 10:22*am, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    > order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. *They've got
    > lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    > what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    > They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    > They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    > like peppers. *Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    > of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    > They like casseroles.
    >
    > We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    > a complicated down dinner. *We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    > really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? *Or
    > any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    Better still. Bake a ham, or get a honey baked ham.

    Do a potato and cheese casserole to go with it.
    do the green bean casserole since they like it.

    You'll have some leftover ham for sandwiches that way.



  8. #8
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws


    On 21-Jun-2011, ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Bake a ham, or get a honey baked ham.
    >
    > Do a potato and cheese casserole to go with it.
    > do the green bean casserole since they like it.
    >
    > You'll have some leftover ham for sandwiches that way.


    Hash brown casserole is a good choice if taking this route with the ham. My
    dear, departed mother made this one periodically: she used frozen diced
    potatoes, not shreds for a little more "substance" and crushed Ritz Cracker
    topping.

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Cracker Barrel's Hashbrown Casserole

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories :

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    2 lbs. frozen hash browns
    1/2 cup melted butter
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 pt. sour cream
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    2 cups grated cheddar
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    2 cups crushed corn flakes
    1/4 cup melted butter

    DEFROST hash browns.
    COMBINE next 7 ingredients. and mix with hash browns.
    PUT all in a 3 qt. casserole.
    SAUTE corn flakes in butter and sprinkle on top.
    COVER and BAKE at 350 for about 40 min.


    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 2354 Calories; 242g Fat (90.6%
    calories from fat); 20g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 587mg
    Cholesterol; 4770mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2
    Non-Fat Milk; 48 1/2 Fat.


    Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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  9. #9
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jun 21, 10:22 am, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    >> My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    >> order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    >> lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    >> what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >>
    >> They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >>
    >> They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    >> like peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    >> of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >>
    >> They like casseroles.
    >>
    >> We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    >> a complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    >> really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >>
    >> Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or
    >> any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >>
    >> Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >>
    >> Many thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> -S-

    >
    > Better still. Bake a ham, or get a honey baked ham.
    >
    > Do a potato and cheese casserole to go with it.
    > do the green bean casserole since they like it.
    >
    > You'll have some leftover ham for sandwiches that way.
    >
    >



    Ham steaks, au gratin potatoes, and something green -- salad or plain
    green beans, etc. And jello with canned fruit salad in it (there's
    always room for Jello.)

    -Bob

  10. #10
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    > order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    > lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking, what
    > we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    > They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    > They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't like
    > peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream of
    > mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    > They like casseroles.
    >
    > We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make a
    > complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds really
    > good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or any
    > other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-
    >

    We do something like this fairly often, with or without ham and/or cheese.

    Amounts are approximate; they aren't written down, like grandma's recipes.
    - 1.5 parts milk to .5 parts ham stock, chicken stock, or water. I always
    have ham stock on hand.
    - small yellow onion diced and sautéed until soft, not brown
    -Add liquids on top of onions and bring to a very fine simmer.
    -prepare 1/4 inch slices of peeled Russet potatoes, from food processor. Do
    not soak potato slices. Prepare potato "scallop stock" cooking liquid first.
    Simmer potatoes in "scallop stock" for about 10 minutes, until the potato
    slices just begin to get limp and the stock begins to thicken.
    At that point salt and pepper to taste.
    Oil casserole baking pan, and put potatoes in rows. On top of each row go
    ham slices, and cheese if you're using it. In a 2.5" flat baking pan I get 2
    rows of ham/cheese and 3 rows of potatoes. Pour in rest of "scallop stock"
    and you're doing this. Adjust liquid so it comes just barely over the top of
    the potatoes.
    Into 375F oven covered with foil for about 30 minutes, then for another
    30+/- minutes until browned on top and potatoes are done.
    Following are suggestions from years of experience.
    I use a flat bottom cheap nonstick wok for all initial preparation. It makes
    browning onions and adding liquid and potatoes easier. All in one pan!
    It's very very important not to rinse the potatoes, and to use Russet
    potatoes. The starch in the potato acts as the thickener. Russets have more
    starch. You don't have to use a roux or any other flour mixture to thicken.

    Give my Best to your In-Laws,

    Kent







  11. #11
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Steve Freides wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days
    > in order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've
    > got lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're
    > thinking, what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >
    > They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >
    > They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    > like peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and
    > cream of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >
    > They like casseroles.
    >
    > We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to
    > make a complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole
    > sounds really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >
    > Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like?
    > Or any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >
    > Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    Hi Steve, they sound like simple basic 'down home' cooks. There is
    nothing wrong with that. If you get too fancy, they will 'be polite
    but not like it'.

    I have several ham/potato and cheese recipes, some more fancy and some
    less so.

    From what you have said, this one is apt to work:

    1 lb ham slice (usually sold 1/4 inch thick with a bone in the center,
    freezer section), chopped to bitesize, reserve the center bone.

    2 lbs potatos, peeled likely to be preferred, sliced very thin

    3/4 cup milk

    1 cup grated cheese

    Bake at 350F for 1 hour. May add breadcrumbs or croutons on top.

    Variations, cheese soup can, with 1/2 can milk. Omit extra cheese.

    You are aiming for every 3rd bite to have a ham bit.

    Sure, you can find fancier recipes, but this seems the simple cooking
    they are used to. Kinda like the classic American green bean
    cassarole, you muck it up if you get too fancy with additions.


    --


  12. #12
    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws


    "Steve Freides" <> wrote > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight
    with us in a few days in
    > order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    > lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking, what
    > we know, and our request for your suggestions.


    For all I know, your in-laws jog 20 miles every morning - but assuming that
    they've slowed down, make the time to find out what arrangements have been
    made as to parking and seating for the older guests. Our high school has
    close parking places as well as seating where climbing stairs is not
    necessary. A phone call to your high school should give you the details you
    need to make this graduation event a whole lot easier on your guests. Polly


  13. #13
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Polly Esther wrote:
    > "Steve Freides" <> wrote > My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying
    > overnight with us in a few days in
    >> order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've
    >> got lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're
    >> thinking, what we know, and our request for your suggestions.

    >
    > For all I know, your in-laws jog 20 miles every morning - but
    > assuming that they've slowed down, make the time to find out what
    > arrangements have been made as to parking and seating for the older
    > guests. Our high school has close parking places as well as seating
    > where climbing stairs is not necessary. A phone call to your high
    > school should give you the details you need to make this graduation
    > event a whole lot easier on your guests. Polly


    All has been investigated and we've made the best arrangements for them
    we can. We live 6 blocks from the high school but we will drive them
    there, and they are still able to walk around and even negotiate steps.

    -S-



  14. #14
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Thanks very much, everyone - my wife says she likes the sound of this
    recipe so we're going with that, plus salad, plus fruit.

    -S-

    cshenk wrote:

    > 1 lb ham slice (usually sold 1/4 inch thick with a bone in the center,
    > freezer section), chopped to bitesize, reserve the center bone.
    >
    > 2 lbs potatos, peeled likely to be preferred, sliced very thin
    >
    > 3/4 cup milk
    >
    > 1 cup grated cheese
    >
    > Bake at 350F for 1 hour. May add breadcrumbs or croutons on top.
    >
    > Variations, cheese soup can, with 1/2 can milk. Omit extra cheese.




  15. #15
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Steve Freides wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > Thanks very much, everyone - my wife says she likes the sound of this
    > recipe so we're going with that, plus salad, plus fruit.
    >
    > -S-
    >
    > cshenk wrote:
    >
    > > 1 lb ham slice (usually sold 1/4 inch thick with a bone in the
    > > center, freezer section), chopped to bitesize, reserve the center
    > > bone.
    > >
    > > 2 lbs potatos, peeled likely to be preferred, sliced very thin
    > >
    > > 3/4 cup milk
    > >
    > > 1 cup grated cheese
    > >
    > > Bake at 350F for 1 hour. May add breadcrumbs or croutons on top.
    > >
    > > Variations, cheese soup can, with 1/2 can milk. Omit extra cheese.


    Glad you like it!

    The fancy additions *you* may like are almost endless with this simple
    old time 'cassarole'. It gets mentioned in letters going back before
    the civil war (then you cooked it in a covered cast iron pot).

    The last time I made it, I added a little mustard powder (perhaps 1/2
    ts if that, it's to be a hint of brightness, not a distinguishable
    element), some bell peppers chopped up pretty, and a layer of onions on
    top (they carmelize nicely there). I also used canned mushrooms as in
    this dish, they work better than fresh but your folks don't like
    mushrooms.

    --


  16. #16
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    cshenk wrote:
    > Steve Freides wrote in rec.food.cooking:
    >
    >> Thanks very much, everyone - my wife says she likes the sound of this
    >> recipe so we're going with that, plus salad, plus fruit.
    >>
    >> -S-
    >>
    >> cshenk wrote:
    >>
    >>> 1 lb ham slice (usually sold 1/4 inch thick with a bone in the
    >>> center, freezer section), chopped to bitesize, reserve the center
    >>> bone.
    >>>
    >>> 2 lbs potatos, peeled likely to be preferred, sliced very thin
    >>>
    >>> 3/4 cup milk
    >>>
    >>> 1 cup grated cheese
    >>>
    >>> Bake at 350F for 1 hour. May add breadcrumbs or croutons on top.
    >>>
    >>> Variations, cheese soup can, with 1/2 can milk. Omit extra cheese.

    >
    > Glad you like it!
    >
    > The fancy additions *you* may like are almost endless with this simple
    > old time 'cassarole'. It gets mentioned in letters going back before
    > the civil war (then you cooked it in a covered cast iron pot).
    >
    > The last time I made it, I added a little mustard powder (perhaps 1/2
    > ts if that, it's to be a hint of brightness, not a distinguishable
    > element), some bell peppers chopped up pretty, and a layer of onions
    > on top (they carmelize nicely there). I also used canned mushrooms
    > as in this dish, they work better than fresh but your folks don't like
    > mushrooms.


    My wife will make this tomorrow - we'll report on Friday. Thanks for
    the additional ideas.

    -S-



  17. #17
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws


    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:22:14 -0400, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>My in-laws, both age 90+, are staying overnight with us in a few days in
    >>order to attend our of our kids' high school graduations. They've got
    >>lots of things they don't like to eat, so here's what we're thinking,
    >>what we know, and our request for your suggestions.
    >>
    >>They like ham, they like potatoes.
    >>
    >>They don't like mushrooms, they don't like tomatoes sauce, they don't
    >>like peppers. Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans and cream
    >>of mushroom soup with those dried onion things on top.
    >>
    >>They like casseroles.
    >>
    >>We like casseroles because we are very busy and won't have time to make
    >>a complicated down dinner. We'll sit down, but a casserole sounds
    >>really good to us, too, because it's easy to prep and cook.
    >>
    >>Anyone got a ham, potatoes, and cheese casserole recipe they like? Or
    >>any other suggestions - we're all ears on this one.
    >>
    >>Side dish suggestions also welcomed.
    >>
    >>Many thanks in advance.
    >>
    >>-S-
    >>

    > Do scalloped potatoes and tuck pieces of ham in amongst the potatoes.
    > If you like, sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake at your usual
    > temperature and time. We always put ham in our scalloped potatoes
    > when I was growing up. Go ahead and make the green bean casserole for
    > them. It will please them, it won't hurt you and both dishes can go
    > into the oven for an easy dinner preparation. For dessert do some ice
    > cream with either sauce or fruit over the top.
    >
    > They will think you are a great cook.
    >
    > Janet US



    Yeah, my mother used to make scalloped potatoes with ham. It seems to have
    been a thing from that casserole for dinner era

    Jill


  18. #18
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Steve "Sicko" Freides wrote:
    >
    >My in-laws are staying overnight.
    >They've got lots of things they don't like to eat.
    >
    >_*They don't like mushrooms*_.
    >Their usual idea of a vegetable is green beans
    >and _*cream of mushroom soup*_ with dried onions.


    DUH!!!



  19. #19
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Steve Freides wrote:
    > cshenk wrote:
    >> Steve Freides wrote in rec.food.cooking:
    >>
    >>> Thanks very much, everyone - my wife says she likes the sound of
    >>> this recipe so we're going with that, plus salad, plus fruit.
    >>>
    >>> -S-
    >>>
    >>> cshenk wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> 1 lb ham slice (usually sold 1/4 inch thick with a bone in the
    >>>> center, freezer section), chopped to bitesize, reserve the center
    >>>> bone.
    >>>>
    >>>> 2 lbs potatos, peeled likely to be preferred, sliced very thin
    >>>>
    >>>> 3/4 cup milk
    >>>>
    >>>> 1 cup grated cheese
    >>>>
    >>>> Bake at 350F for 1 hour. May add breadcrumbs or croutons on top.
    >>>>
    >>>> Variations, cheese soup can, with 1/2 can milk. Omit extra cheese.

    >>
    >> Glad you like it!
    >>
    >> The fancy additions *you* may like are almost endless with this
    >> simple old time 'cassarole'. It gets mentioned in letters going
    >> back before the civil war (then you cooked it in a covered cast iron
    >> pot). The last time I made it, I added a little mustard powder
    >> (perhaps 1/2
    >> ts if that, it's to be a hint of brightness, not a distinguishable
    >> element), some bell peppers chopped up pretty, and a layer of onions
    >> on top (they carmelize nicely there). I also used canned mushrooms
    >> as in this dish, they work better than fresh but your folks don't
    >> like mushrooms.

    >
    > My wife will make this tomorrow - we'll report on Friday. Thanks for
    > the additional ideas.
    >
    > -S-


    The further report - the dish was very tasty. We ended up not have a
    big, sit-down dinner out of because the graduation ceremony was during
    dinner time, but we had it for lunch/dinner, along with fresh fruit, in
    the early afternoon. My wife added sour cream to the recipe but did not
    reduce the amount of milk because she said she likes things like this
    creamy, and also added a couple of spoons of Dijon mustard. She put
    onions on top but didn't like how they were looking so she took them off
    halfway through. The onions, which I added in to mine, are a delicious
    addition.

    How nice is was to have something like this, which I grew on made from
    canned everything, made from better ingredients and not over-seasoned.

    -S-



  20. #20
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Ham casserole for my in-laws

    Steve Freides wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > Steve Freides wrote:
    > > cshenk wrote:
    > > > Steve Freides wrote in rec.food.cooking:
    > > >
    > > > > Thanks very much, everyone - my wife says she likes the sound of
    > > > > this recipe so we're going with that, plus salad, plus fruit.
    > > > >
    > > > > -S-
    > > > >
    > > > > cshenk wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > 1 lb ham slice (usually sold 1/4 inch thick with a bone in the
    > > > > > center, freezer section), chopped to bitesize, reserve the
    > > > > > center bone.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > 2 lbs potatos, peeled likely to be preferred, sliced very thin
    > > > > >
    > > > > > 3/4 cup milk
    > > > > >
    > > > > > 1 cup grated cheese
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Bake at 350F for 1 hour. May add breadcrumbs or croutons on
    > > > > > top.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Variations, cheese soup can, with 1/2 can milk. Omit extra
    > > > > > cheese.
    > > >
    > > > Glad you like it!
    > > >
    > > > The fancy additions you may like are almost endless with this
    > > > simple old time 'cassarole'. It gets mentioned in letters going
    > > > back before the civil war (then you cooked it in a covered cast
    > > > iron pot). The last time I made it, I added a little mustard
    > > > powder (perhaps 1/2 ts if that, it's to be a hint of brightness,
    > > > not a distinguishable element), some bell peppers chopped up
    > > > pretty, and a layer of onions on top (they carmelize nicely
    > > > there). I also used canned mushrooms as in this dish, they work
    > > > better than fresh but your folks don't like mushrooms.

    > >
    > > My wife will make this tomorrow - we'll report on Friday. Thanks
    > > for the additional ideas.
    > >
    > > -S-

    >
    > The further report - the dish was very tasty. We ended up not have a
    > big, sit-down dinner out of because the graduation ceremony was
    > during dinner time, but we had it for lunch/dinner, along with fresh
    > fruit, in the early afternoon. My wife added sour cream to the
    > recipe but did not reduce the amount of milk because she said she
    > likes things like this creamy, and also added a couple of spoons of
    > Dijon mustard. She put onions on top but didn't like how they were
    > looking so she took them off halfway through. The onions, which I
    > added in to mine, are a delicious addition.
    >
    > How nice is was to have something like this, which I grew on made
    > from canned everything, made from better ingredients and not
    > over-seasoned.
    >
    > -S-


    Thanks Steve! Many of the old time recipes are better for not being
    over fancified as you see!

    I have many others should they visit again and you be looking for
    something else to fix.

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