In any case, I haven't made this in ages and I was craving it. So, instead of chili, today I'm making Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin. Yesterday I retrieved my Le Creuset buffet pan from the basement in South Glastonbury and forgot it there. I picked it this morning.
Potatoes, freshly scrubbed and ready for slicing:
And then, the butter!
::rubbing hands gleefully::
Cheese, flour, Old Bay and half & half:
Cheese on the bottom of the pan:
Serious rouxage! (I loved the movie Twister.)
The composite. Layers of cheese sauce and potatoes and shredded cheese on top:
It's currently baking in the oven.