Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thankful Thursday!!

Good Morning--what a wonderful day this is. I am Thankful for so very much, my wonderful husband, my two beautiful children, and the little one that is growing inside:) Life is good, and I intend to live every day as a precious gift from God.

This morning as I woke up, I laid in bed for a second thinking about what needed to be done today--well, I did quite a lot yesterday, to make up for my Heartburn on Tuesday, which thankfully has subsided. I cleaned the guest bathroom, got one load of laundry done and another one is going. I have my bread rising for my dinner rolls tonight. Put all the dishes away in the dishwasher, made my bed, cleaned the birdcage, took care of my little girl. My son is still sleeping, so his breakfast will come in a little bit. I also cleaned a few spots on the carpet that were just staring at me..LOL. Last night we had a wonderful baked ham for dinner, and my daughter had some more ham with her breakfast this morning. So what I am going to do is make this wonderful ham casserole for tonight's dinner, and then with the bone I have left, I will make a split pea soup too. I just love pea soup:)

This is the recipe for the Ham Casserole:


2 cups (8 ounces) uncooked bow tie pasta
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
2-1/2 cups shredded Colby cheese
4 ounces sliced cooked ham, cut into strips
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Heat oven to 350º. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
2. While pasta cooks, melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Saute' garlic in butter for 30 seconds. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to a boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in mustard and Colby cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Stir pasta and ham into cheese sauce.
3. Pour into an ungreased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
And this is the website I got it from: Steph's Country Kitchen Goodness. I have to say her website is fantastic, I have printed out so many great recipe's from her. Also her website is adorable--take a peek, you won't be disappointed, I especially love her monthly menus by the seasons.


Anonymous said...

Hello, Julieann!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Just wanted to let you know how much I really enjoy your blog. You are such a positive lady. It brings a smile to my face to see someone enjoying their time in the home caring for their family as much as you do. Keep up the good work. Your blog is such a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Julieann! I forgot to tell you that I saw on Hallmark's website that they will stop airing the Waltons (again!!) as of the first of the year. Mash is coming back! Yuck!

Julieann said...

Hi Jenny!!! Thank you so much for the nice words about my blog, I appreciate them so very much!!! I am glad to see you back:)

Also--UGH on the Mash--why would they do that??


Chrissy said...


That recipe site is great. Thanks for posting about it.

I love the Waltons! Mash, not so much...