Great Potato Soup
In Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine potatoes, water, carrots, celery, onion and 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender. DO NOT DRAIN.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt butter, whisk in flour and salt. Cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk and cheese. Cook until cheese is melted and mixture has thickened. Fold in ham. Stir into vegetables and broth. Simmer until ready to serve.
Makes 6 servings.