Thursday Recipe - Linguine and Ham with Cheese Sauce
This is such a delicious dinner. I am a lover of pasta in any form, but this meal is one of my favorites, which is why I made it for my birthday aka the day calories don't exist. It comes together really quickly, thankfully, since I basically salivate from the time I toss the onions in the butter to cook!

Linguine and Ham with Cheese Sauce

1 8oz pkg linguine
4T butter (I used 2T. butter 2T. oil)
1 small onion finely chopped
2T white flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
2 cups milk (I used whole)
1+/- cup frozen peas
1/2 pound ham - slice into strips ( I got mine from the deli)
1/2 cup swiss cheese shredded

Over medium heat cook the onion in butter, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Cook for one minute. Gradually add milk, stir until thick and smooth. (this takes quite awhile, causing me to panic every time thinking it won't thicken. It does, but it's just not a real thick sauce.) Add in peas, ham and swiss cheese. Stir until heated through and the cheese has melted. Serve poured over your cooked pasta.

The delicious non-calorie laden Boston Cream Pie Daniel (and I) made


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