*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Ham Linguine Florentine
 
 Recipe By     : bobbi744@sojourn.com
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ham                              Main Dishes
                 Mushrooms                        Nuts
                 Onions                           Pasta
                 Spinach
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  cup           slivered almonds
    1 1/2  cups          mushrooms -- sliced
      3/4  cup           chopped onion
    3      tablespoons   margarine
    3      tablespoons   oil
    3      tablespoons   flour
      3/4  teaspoon      dry thyme
   13      ounce can     beef broth
      3/4  cup           milk
    1 1/2  cups          cooked ham -- in strips
      1/2  cup           snipped parsley
    2      to 3 Tbsps.   Dijon mustard
    6      to 8 oz.      cooked linguine
    8      ounces        chopped fresh spinach
 
 In heavy 12 skillet, brown almonds over Mediuam heat for 5 minutes until
 golden. Stir constantly. Remove from skillet. Reserve. In small skillet
 cook mushrooms and onions in margarine and oil. When tender, add flour,
 thyme, broth and milk. Cook until thick. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
 Stir in 1/4 cup of almonds, ham, parsley and Dijon mustard. Stir in cooked
 linquine. Place 8 ounces of fresh spinach on plates. top with hot linquine.
 Sprinkle with rest of almonds. 
 
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 NOTES : Can substitute other vegetables for spinach.