In the cookbook I continue to write, called “Grub From Bubba’s Pantry,” I wanted to have a catchy name for this dish. My Texas relatives re-named me Bubba, but many of my California friends call me “Mac.” Put it all together, and you have the cheesiest comfort food ever! The Gruyere adds a zesty punch. This can be a side-dish with or without adding the peas, or a one-dish meal using the peas and/or ham. The recipe divides nicely using exactly one-half of the ingredients.