Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Something Savory

It's October 6 and I don't have any pumpkins on my porch yet.  I've got a wreath, some mums, and a scarecrow, but no pumpkins.  I'm a little discouraged.  I refuse to buy them from the grocery store.  I know, it's weird.  The whole experience of going to someone's pumpkin patch needs to go along with getting the pumpkin.  I think we'll have to do that on Friday.  Speaking of pumpkins, here's a little tip: cinnamon is a natural food preserver.  You can sprinkle cinnamon on the flesh of your carved pumpkin and all down inside it to make it last longer!

I have a simple recipe to share today.  It's for these little ham sandwiches that I made for someone over the weekend.  These sandwiches, like the cake from yesterday, are something I had never made or tasted before Sunday.  I'm lucky I got to taste them because most of the time I'll make something for someone's party and never really know if it was good.  The person having the party wanted me to stay, so that's how I got to sample these. 

This recipe made 2 dozen mini ham and swiss sandwiches.

You will need:
24 small rolls [I used Hawaiian rolls, but I don't really prefer them]
12 pieces good quality sliced ham [you'll cut them in half]
6 pieces swiss cheese [you'll cut these into quarters]

Assemble the sandwiches with one piece of ham and one piece of cheese and place them into a casserole dish. 

Here's the kicker.  You're going to make this delicious buttery sauce to spoon on top of them.

You will need:
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tsp onion flakes
1 tsp poppyseeds
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp ground mustard

Whisk all of that together and drizzle it on top of the sandwiches.  Wrap the casserole dish[es] in foil and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or even overnight.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes and you'll end up with these melty, buttery, delicious mini ham sammies that you can serve at a ballgame or any party.  They're soooo good!  This is an old recipe that you can find in a lot of cookbooks from the 70s and 80s.  Try it sometime!


  1. This sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it!!!

  2. i've had people bring these to us before but have never known exactly how to make them. yay! i'm excited to know how now! and also, thank you for the tip about the cinnamon!