Barefoot Bloggers: Crouque Monsieur

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This month's second Barefoot Bloggers recipe was the Contessa's Croque Monsier chosen by Kathy of All Food Considered.

I wanted to like this one...I really, really did.  I mean, what's not to love?  Ham, bread, ooey, gooey cheese sauce, mustard, and even a little cilantro, just for color....but it was just so rich.  Too rich for me.  I ate about three bites, and just couldn't go on.

I think I'm going to try to make mac and cheese with the leftover cheese sauce though.  By itself, it wasn't overwhelming....maybe cut it with a little lemon juice?  And some bread crumbs?