Alma Rudder’s Crockpot Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe is a keeper!  We scoured over our recent Pinterest post and various cook book’s we have hanging around and found a crock pot recipe for Ham and Scalloped potatoes to use up the ham from Easter that didn’t make the Split Pea Soup.  In our Fix It And Forget It Crock pot cookbook there was a recipe that had 7different names of people who had submitted the same recipe.  This is how these cookbooks are created, reader submissions, so if there are a lot of name attached, it must be good.  At the very bottom of this recipe there was a variation for a creamier sauce by adding milk with the condensed soup that was submitted by an Alma Weaver.  So hubby though we should give this recipe a try.  And if you know my husband he likes to change names around a bit and have a bit of fun.  So he said it was Alma Rudder’s recipe.   

So now you are wonder who Alma Rudder is or was, right?  Well if you are around our age or older you grew up watching various soap opera’s when you could.  In my house my sisters were big soap fans.  If I remember right there was a few they would watch together and then some that maybe one would watch and the other didn’t. There was The Doctor’s, As the World Turns or The Edge of Night. Then there  was one in particular that I would watch and when it was just me living at home I would catch my Mom and even my Dad watching.  It was Another World!  And I watched it until the show ended in 1999.  Well come to find out, Hubby watched Another World when we were in College together!  He has this memory for people’s names and some how when he saw the variation by Alma Weaver he was reminded of the evil Alma Rudder, Mac and Rachel Cory’s housekeeper who came to avenge the death of her brother!  And that is my husband, a man with a good memory for names and a good sense of humor.

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

6 to 8 slices of ham
8 to 10 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
2 onions, thinly sliced
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
10 3/4 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
Approximately 1 cup of milk

Slice potatoes and onions with a mandolin slicer for thinness.  Put half of ham, potatoes and onion in crock pot.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese.  Repeat layers.

Combine soups and milk and spoon over top.  Sprinkle with paprika.  Cover. And cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.

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