Friday, October 21, 2011

Lunch Is Served

Kids, I have a weekend assignment for you.

Are you ready?

It involves food. Specifically this:

I promise you will thank me. I made these a few weeks back when one of our favorite families was visiting. As part of my Pinterest challenge to actually make what I'm so busy pinning, I chose this one for it's ease and likability. We found it to be comforting, savory, and exactly what we wanted.

I am a big believer in making a recipe for the first time as it is written. I feel like I can never know whether or not I truly like something if I don't make it true to form. However, the original recipe calls for the one food that I despise above all others-Miracle Whip. I'm sorry, I just can't do it so I only used mayonnaise. I also substituted Havarti cheese for the Swiss because, well, Havarti rocks. I know, I totally contridicted myself on this one and jacked this recipe to my own liking but I promise you that my version was amazing, as I'm sure the original recipe is.

If you like that sick-nast stuff Miracle Whip.


Anyway, here you go. Easy, inexpensive and delicious. My children loved it which means it's going into heavy rotation around these parts. Curl up with these bad boys and settle in to read a book this weekend. Sounds like fall to me.

24 good white dinner rolls
24 pieces good honey ham
24 small slices Swiss cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup miracle whip

Poppy seed sauce
1 T poppyseeds
1 1/2 T yellow mustard
1 stick butter, melted
1 T minced onion
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes. Serve warm.

** sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge ready to bake


Jenn said...

I'll have to remember this one for when I get back. And totally good call on the havarti. Darin is a total miracle whip fan. I won't even smell the stuff. Have a happy weekend!

Mimi said...

I want that in my mouth.

GS said...

Looks like a new Christmas morning tradition in the making.

tharker said...

They were delicious!