The other night, we took the kids to be in a parade with our church. We rode on a trailer (where I had multiple mini heart attacks thinking about the possibility of them falling off) with hay, Christmas trees, and lots of lights. The kids had a blast. Afterwards, we watched our town’s Christmas tree lighting, and then went to a friend’s house for a game night where we were all supposed to bring appetizers to share. Usually, I love things like this. I love sharing favorite recipes, or finding new ones to try that I wouldn’t normally make for just our family at home. This weekend, however, I didn’t plan ahead. I didn’t browse Pinterest (are you following us there? No? You should!), and I had nothing to make at the last minute. So I quickly found some inspiration and came up with these super simple, super yummy little sandwiches that everyone loved. When kids and adults both eat them, I know we have found a crowd pleaser. So although these hardly need a recipe, they were yummy, fast, and easy. If you find yourself in need of something to take to an upcoming holiday party, give these a try.
24 King’s Hawaiian Rolls
16 ounces of swiss cheese, sliced into squares
1 pound of sliced ham (I just bought ham sliced from the deli)
2 sticks of butter, melted
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. poppy seeds
2 tsp. onion powder
4 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce
Slice all of the rolls and put them on a foil lined baking sheet. I was able to fit all 24 on one larger sized sheet. I stacked my ham and then sliced it into sixths, placing 2 or 3 little triangles of ham onto each roll. Put a square of your sliced swiss cheese on top of the ham on each roll (I bought a big 16 ounce brick of swiss and sliced it myself, which made it a little cheaper than buying pre-sliced swiss) and then put the top of the roll on the cheese. Melt your butter in a pan over low-medium heat, and mix in your dry mustard, poppy seeds, onion powder, and worcestershire sauce. Spoon evenly over the top of all of your rolls, stirring intermittently so your butter doesn’t settle. Cover and let them sit for anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight. When you’re ready, uncover them and pop them into a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melty.