|POTATO GRATIN WITH CHUNKS OF HAM|
On November 30th, about one hundred ladies in my neighborhood are getting together to enjoy our much anticipated traditional Christmas dinner, relax with holiday music and a Christmas story, and return home with a small, thoughtful gift that will keep the meaning of the Christmas season in our hearts. Almost everyone attending will contribute a food or program item, will bring decorations or table settings, or they will just be there to share conversation, a good meal, and friendship. We women try hard to make Christmas and the holidays special for family, for charitable organizations, and for work associates and friends as we work in many, many ways to make these days exceptional. Because the next couple of months can be stressful, or for some they can be lonely, we come together each holiday season to share a wonderful and relaxing evening that is just for us.
|It was time to get out the mandoline--cut very thin potato slices|
|The thin slices were arranged in layers in my baking dish., topped with garlic infused cream and seasonings.|
|I have fresh herbs growing in my window garden which add a delicious addition to the baked goodness of this dish.|
|Small ham slices were added to my 2nd gratin, everything else being the same.|
|This classic gratin oozes with creamy homemade comfort.|
|This slice was my taste -- YUM!|