2 c. potatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 c. carrot, peeled and diced 1/2 c. celery, chopped 1/4 c. onion, chopped 2 c. water 1-1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 1 c. cooked ham, cubed 1/4 c. margarine 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 2 c. milk 8-oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
Combine vegetables, water, salt and pepper in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. Stir in ham; set aside. In a separate saucepan, melt margarine; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted; add to vegetable mixture and heat through. Serves 8.