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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Snowman Garland and a Ham Casserole

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  I am not into football, so I am one of the few human beings in the United States not watching the big game.  I did, however, finally finish my snowman garland.  I have to say, I am not completely sure I am in love with it.  I came up with a pattern for a man and a woman with their accessories.  Then I wrestled with myself as to whether or not to add the facial features.  I was concerned that they would look too "cartoony" with the faces-sometimes faceless is more classic and dignified.  I went with the faces, as you can see, and I added the pom pom fringe detail between each snow person.  It is growing on me and it adds that certain something to my growing snowman collection.

    I wanted to share a comforting ham casserole recipe with you.  The homemade biscuits are a flavorful touch.  Saute one chopped green pepper, and 1/2 a chopped onion in two tablespoons of butter.  After the vegetables are tender, stir in three tablespoons of flour.  Gradually add 1 3/4 cup milk.  Bring to a boil.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Whisk in one can of cream of chicken soup.  Stir in two cups fully cooked cubed ham.  Heat through and turn into a buttered nine inch square baking pan.  Bake at 375 for ten minutes uncovered.  Meanwhile, make your biscuits.  In a bowl, combine one cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Cut in two tablespoons shortening until the mixture forms crumbs.  Stir in 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup milk and one teaspoon chopped pimentos.  Turn onto a floured surface and gently knead a few times.  Roll out and cut 6-8 biscuits.  Arrange them over ham mixture and continue to bake 18-22 minutes.  It is delicious. 

I hope you all have a great week.  I have been talking to a friend at work about snowshoeing and it sounds like something I would enjoy.  Unfortunately, we have no snow.  If we ever get snow, I think I will give it a try.  If you snowshoe and would like to drop me a line about how you like it(or not), I would love to hear from you.  Take care.                                           Nancy


  1. Lol! I'm in the same room as the Superbowl on tv, but I'm not going to lie, I'm only in it for the food and the commercials! I love your snowman garland! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. We do watch the games over here. But I too, am mostly in it for the social and fun making we have. The guys get all serious and we girls just have fun! With your casserole & snowmans, looks like you are already for some snow! We haven't had much either :( Snow shoeing? Never thought about that? Interesting.

  3. Yummy looking casserole Nancy! and I really like your snowman garland! Very cute!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. I really like your snowmen! They're cute and bright, which is what we need when it's so dark and dreary outside all day. :) And that recipe looks really good!

  5. your ham looks yum! such comfort food! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party!

  6. One of my all-time favourite comfort foods! Were you happy with the results of the Superbowl?

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

  7. Very cute snowmen! I'm with you on the whole football thing. I don't understand half of it - but do enjoy the super bowl commercials! And the best part about going to a SB party last Sunday was getting to try some new party food recipes! (visiting from TT&J)