Our next lab that we did was so indescribably boring. Ham salad sandwiches and soup. Maybe it was so boring because I wanted to redo the hot chocolate lab, or maybe it was because we already know how to make ham salad and cheese soup, maybe because the kiddos were snarky, or maybe it was because I just didn’t want to do a lab at all.
For those of you who have never made ham salad or cheese soup, please…….enjoy!
To make a really good ham salad, you need a grinder. I got one at an auction for .50. I refuse to put marks on my table, so we use a stool to clamp the grinder to. You also need a really good ham. Normally I use the rest of a ham I have cooked for a previous meal, but for this lab, I purchased a small turkey ham at Aldi. Yep…we are livin’ like kings!!
It is also important to have someone who likes mechanical things to do the grinding. Just make sure that he isn’t snarky when he is grinding.
Alas, I don’t have any pictures of ham salad being made. I was on the phone with my sister.
To make the soup…
You need to make a rue. Melting butter and adding flour. Then cook for at least 2 minutes to get out the floury taste. We always add some onion before the flour to add flavor.
Then you whisk in milk. So why is she using a spoon? Maybe because of snarkboy?!?!?
Grate 8 oz. of cheese. The more cheese the better. The recipe calls for mustard, so we put the mustard in, but it makes the soup downright gross!!!
Once your milk has thickened~~you will recognize this as a white sauce~~you add your cheese. There are many things you can do with this cheese sauce at this point. 1. Serve it over broccoli, 2. serve it as soup, 3. add ham, potatoes and peas, 4. add corn, potatoes and crumbled bacon or 5. add more cheese. Please, please, please just don’t add the mustard.
Nothing like seeing a man do the dishes!!! Nothing like doing the dishes to cure the snarks!
P.S. I took this picture for those of you who wanted to see my hideous wallpaper.
What do you to cure the snarks at your house?