If it's the end of March, why am I still shoveling? The snow hit us so hard, we had a snow day last Wednesday! On a positive note, these crazy below-average temps are allowing me to cook comfort food for at least another week. Here's a family favorite. (For my friends everywhere else in the country, save this for next winter!)
1 lb. bacon 4 c. whole milk
4 chicken bouillon cubes 1/2 c. flour
2 c. water 1 1/2 c. ham, cubed
5 potatoes, cubed 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1 bunch green onions cracked black pepper
1 c. carrots, sliced 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook bacon until crisp and set aside. When cool, crumble into bite-size pieces.
Combine bouillon and water in large pan. Heat to boiling. Add potatoes; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Add onions and carrots and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
Whisk milk and flour together. Add to vegetables. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until bubbly and thickened.
Add ham, bacon, pepper sauce, pepper and cheese and heat until cheese is melted.