Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, the French exam — 9 Comments

  1. I love, love, love scalloped potatoes and ham! My mother never made it so, through trial and error, I came up with something I devour however…I do not use cheese! So I’m definitely going to try this. I have to say though Gruyere is ridiculously expensive here. I don’t know why, but by ridiculously I mean around $9 a pound. That’s a lot for cheese!

    It sounds like they have their health exams down to an assembly line but if they’re really thorough, more power to them. Some days, I would take me that long just for a 15 minute visit with my doctor…

  2. I’m amazed at your description of the medical exam half day, but à chacun son gout, n’est-ce pas? When I have a checkup, it entails perhaps 15 minutes with the doc and a blood draw in the lab, but I’m pretty healthy so he doesn’t need much time to tell me to keep taking my hypertension pills and to lose some weight. 🙂 Of course, the dentist and the eye doc are separate, so perhaps I spent in total about the same amount of time as you did…

    Must make some scalloped potatoes soon – I have some rosemary ham that would make great ones!

  3. Tanna, there was always a can of Spam in my mother’s pantry. I wonder if I would still like it….

    nightsmusic, my mother never used cheese either – but I love cheese. It’s definitely and assembly line.

    Kate, I had no energy. I did have some good sausages, though LOL

    Zoomie, I skipped the dentist as I go regularly, anyway, but the blood work is really extensive and the EKG is good. And it’s only every 5 years.

  4. Katie your scalloped potatoes and ham look delicious. I grew up on this very dish – so tasty! Wow, I must say your medical exam is much more thorough than what we would receive in Canada. Eye and Dental exams are separate and costly!

  5. J’adore scalloped potatoes! We used to go often to a restaurant that always served a wedge of scalloped potatoes with melted cheddar. I loved it so much that they automatically served me an extra helping whenever we dined there.

    I suspect I would not have liked it so much if it had had spam (brrrrr) in it. Ham works though!

  6. Finally, someone else who likes spam. Haha! Though I do have to disclose that I lived in Hawaii for a while so it grew on me. This recipe is right up my alley, and I’ll be trying it soon. My spam favorite was diced span mixed with scrambled eggs my mom used to make.

  7. Ina, I still do regular dental and eye exams, but they’re covered anyway under the health care system. This is only every 5 years.It’s all the blood work that I really like having done.

    Elizabeth, Spam is an acquired taste from childhood LOL. But I was very happy with this ham version….

    Clair, I think the majority of Spam sold is in Hawaii…. I can buy little tiny cans here for a lot of money. I just might one of these days.