May 26

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, thinking.gif 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 talking.gif 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.

Final product.

Nothing like seeing a man do the dishes!!! Nothing like doing the dishes to cure the snarks! heehee.gif

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?

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Just an average wife, mother, and homeschooling woman

9 thoughts on “May 26”

  1. I give them chores when they get snarky. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Usually, a little hard work takes that temper right out of ’em. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. To cure the snarks here extra chores are handed out or possilby laps around the house and yard. And if all else fails the tickle monster comes out – after a while of this with lots of laughter the snarks disappear and life is good once again.

    Interesting lab. Not sure it would go over well here.

  3. Are you kidding!!!!!!! I have (had)no snarky people! Daddy and I were not allowed to have snarky’s or pets in the parsonage! Therefore our children were perfect!! Remember…we lived in the fishbowl:)

  4. “marry them offโ€ฆ” Bwwaaahahahahaha!!!

    Mr. Stick helps here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We have one of those grinders. It belonged to the hubbies grandmother. We have never used it. I have never made a ham salad sandwich or cheese soup. It looks good though. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Extra Chores, Separation, or me having PMS. Cures them everytime. With the last one, they are so fed up with me that they become instant friends!

  6. More chores…the more the merrier….or the special spatula if snarkiness turns into out and out disrespect and disobedience.

    By the way….can we have cheese soup and ham salad when I come for a visit? ๐Ÿ™‚

    What else is in the ham besides ham….you didn’t say…..

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