GREEN NOODLES & HAM
Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add a tiny pinch of salt, to season up the pasta as it cooks. Carefully add pasta to water and stir then cook to al dente or until pasta is tender but it still has a bite to it in the center – or just do not cook it until it is mushy. (Takes about 4 minutes, but check package directions first.)
Cut ham into thin small cubes. Kids not so good with knives should sit this part out. Have the ham already cut up for them.
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 cup half-and-half and warm it up a minute; then spray in about 5 -10 sprays of “ICBINB”. Add about a 1/2 cup of cheese and stir constantly for another minute then season the sauce with nutmeg and pepper. Taste and add a little salt, if necessary.
Turn off heat under sauce and add the peas to it. Then add the ham. Next, drain the pasta (this is a grown-up job). Toss pasta with sauce in the skillet and use tongs to help you pull pasta through sauce until it is coated evenly.You can even add a little more cheese to each plated serving, if desired.
Recipe inspired by Rachael Ray. You can find her original recipe for Green Noodles & Ham at www.foodnetwork.com.