Sunday Lunch

I don’t know about your Sunday mornings and early afternoons, but if I’m not proactive in planning, we are in a constant state of chaos.

Can I get a witness??

Since starting a couple of new gigs, in January, I’ve had to buckle down and plan, plan, plan.

Normally, I would have generally planned, in my head, how our Sunday morning was going to roll. Now, it’s getting it all put together Saturday.

Sunday lunch – Potatoes Au Gratin w/ Ham

5 or 6 medium potatoes

1 cup diced ham

4 TBSP butter

1/2 onion finely chopped

1 – 2 cloves garlic

2 TBSP corn starch

1 cup – ish Milk (kind of eyeball this one. May need more milk to mostly cover potatoes)

1 cup Cheddar Cheese

1 tsp Basil

1 tsp Paprika

Salt and pepper to taste


Peel and slice potatoes. Arrange them in a 9 x 13 pan. (I use dark glass) Sprinkle ham over potatoes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until onions are translucent. Add garlic and stir in. Continue to stir for 1 min. Add cornstarch. Combine for 1 min. Add milk and warm milk.

Once milk is warm, add cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted. After cheese if melted. Add basil, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Pour over potatoes.

Cover baking dish with tinfoil and refrigerate until needed or bake right away.

Bake at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 1 hour.

We have a baking timer/stop time on our oven.

Before we leave for church, I put the potatoes in the oven and set the oven to bake the potatoes at 400 for an hour AND to be done baking about the time we get home from church.

Like the crockpot, but not the crockpot. (I like to cheese crispy on the top of my potatoes)