We substituted 1 lb of bacon for the ham. Yes, it's relatively difficult mac 'n cheese, but it is absolutely worth it and on the "Always Requested" list.
Mediocre results for such an expensive and time-consuming recipe.
Sorry not all things revolve around children it is a great adult recipe!
This recipe was very expensive to make. And although I liked it but was not kid friendly at all. I would not make it again.