This weekend I was l honored to witness and celebrate the marriage of my very close friend’s Jamey and Phil. After 15 years of sharing their lives together, it couldn’t have been more special. With over a hundred friends and family of the couple, we celebrated over many drinks and delicious food at the Proximity Hotel. And, a lotta dancing. By the look of the photos, we had a blast. It was just as everyone could expect – a party that no one would forget! Thanks to J&P for including me in so many special moments throughout the years and this very special occasion.
In honor of things that go together just perfectly, I present the most amazing sandwich – the Croque Monsieur. Jamey and Phil go together like good ham and gruyere cheese…over buttery toast and bechamel sauce. Classic, luxurious and timeless!
I enjoyed this recipe with my mom and her BFF Debbie a couple weeks ago for Sunday supper. Enjoy with a light salad and good crisp white wine.
Makes 4 servings
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4th Cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 slices artisan-style white bread
- 8 slices good cooked ham
- 4 oz Shredded Gruyere (about 2 cups)
- Chopped parsley