Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham & Gingerbread

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Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham
Makes 7 servings

6 cups sliced peeled potatoes (6 medium)
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked ham
4 ounces (1 cup) shredded American cheese
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1. In 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker, layer half each of the potatoes, onion, ham and cheese; repeat layers. In small bowl, combine soup, milk and thyme; pour over top.

2. Cover; cook on high setting for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low setting; cook for 6 to 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.

Gingerbread
Makes 9 servings

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
3/4 cup hot water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
Lemon Sauce: see recipe, if desired
Sweetened whipped cream, or softened cream cheese, if desired

1. Heat oven to 325°. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 9 X 9 X 2 inches, with shortening; lightly flour.

2. Beat all ingredients except Lemon Sauce and Sweetened Whipped Cream with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.

3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with Lemon Sauce and Sweetened Whipped Cream.

*Do not use self-rising flour.

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