Au Gratin Macaroni & Ham with Chocoloate Chip Crumb Cake

Au Gratin Macaroni & Ham

5 oz. elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cups chopped ham
1 cup thawed peas

Preheat oven to 400 degrees; grease 1 quart casserole dish.   Cook macaroni until al dente; drain and set aside.  In a sauce pan melt butter; add onion, cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add flour to onions, stir until butter is soaked up.  Slowly add milk, stir constantly; cook for 1 minute until sauce thickens.  Remove from heat; add Swiss cheese; stir until melted, add nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.  Stir in ham and peas; add to macaroni.  Transfer to casserole dish; bake for 15 minutes until bubbly.

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Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

1 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; coat jelly roll baking sheet with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, combine Cake ingredients.  Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet.  In a medium bowl, combine Topping ingredients using a fork or pastry cutter, until coarse crumbs form.  Evenly sprinkle over batter.  Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool before serving.

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Laverne Diede
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