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Baked Ham & Swiss Sliders

The first time I had Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Sliders w/ Poppyseed Sauce – Saving Money Living Life my sister had made them at a birthday party.  Mr.Picky miss the party a few years ago and I knew he needed to try these sandwiches.  I have since made the recipe at least 3 times for dinner.  Whenever I buy a spiral ham and have extra to use up.

After the holiday season you can find spiral sliced ham incredible cheap, sometimes .99 cents a pound.  This is a great time to throw a few in the freezer for throughout the year, either whole or divided up.  If you don’t want to spend the money on a ham I am sure sliced deli ham would be tasty.

This is the best tasting ham sandwich I have ever had.  The kids love them, Mr.Picky loved them, and recently I had company who loved them.  They will please any crowd and can be made ahead without taking too long to bake.

Usually I use a sweet or plain dinner roll for these sliders.  After wanting to purchase these delicious pretzel rolls I had sampled I figured they would be tasty on them as well.  I prefer a sweet roll to the pretzel roll but I still ate two and leftovers for lunch, so no complaints here.  I felt the need for 1/2 cup butter in the original was unnecessary so I cut it in half with no problem.

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders:

The rolls needed really depend on size.  I fill a 9 x 13″ glass baking dish with sandwiches smashing them in together, so however many it takes you will work.

  • 12 rolls
  • 24 pieces of ham (preferably leftover spiral sliced)
  • 12 small pieces of Swiss cheese
  • 1/3-1/2 cup mayonnaise

Topping:

  • 1 Tbs poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup butter,melted
  • 1 Tbs onion,finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Prepare sandwiches by spreading a bit of mayo on each side of roll.  Add two pieces of ham and one slice of swiss cheese followed by the top bun.

Place all sandwiches tightly together in a baking dish.

Whisk together all the ingredients for the toppings.  Evenly pour and spoon the topping on to the sandwiches.

Allow sandwiches to set for at least 10 minutes to soak up topping before baking.

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, uncover and bake for 2 minutes more until golden.

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Mr.Picky loves chicken cordon bleu, although I couldn’t remember the last time I made it.  When I came across Chicken Cordon Bleu – White Lights on Wednesday which was a baked recipe I decided to make it.  I had all the ingredients on hand, minus swiss cheese.  This turned out great especially the sauce, and it wasn’t even fried.  Plus unlike numerous other recipes I have made I didn’t have to worry about stuffing and toothpicks.

This is a must try for any family.  Wasn’t sure the kids were going to care for the swiss cheese, but they both had as much as I would let them eat.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu:

  • 2 chicken breasts, split like a butterfly but cut all the way through
  • 8 slices of deli ham
  • 4 slices of swiss or provolone cheese
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbs butter, melted

Sauce:

  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Parsley and Salt/Pepper, to taste

Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan, and line up the four chicken pieces flat.  Top each piece of chicken with two slices of ham, and then a piece of cheese on top of that.

Chicken Cordon BleuCombine bread crumbs and 2 Tbs melted butter, mix until crumbs are coated in butter.  Evenly top cheese with bread crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken runs clear.  About 15 minutes into cooking time make sauce.

Melt butter in a saucepan add in flour and stir for about 1 minute until smooth.  Slowly add in milk and broth, stirring constantly.  Add in mustard, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire.  Continue to stir until thick and smooth, stir in the parmesan and taste for additional seasonings.

Once the chicken is done pull out of the oven and top each piece with some sauce and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Quick Quiche

Eggs are so versatile and delicious   They can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner not to mention a million ways.  When serving breakfast to a crowd, Quiche is a good way to go.  Although I don’t always care for all that crust, or the time crust takes.  So I found a recipe for quick Quiche and adapted it to how I like it.

Quick Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Quick Quiche:

This prepares a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish

  • 1 lb. of bacon, cooked and crumbled or 1/2 lb. of ham, diced
  • 8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese (I used gouda once)
  • 4 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • Whatever strikes your fancy for vegetables if you want them (steamed asparagus, chopped or sweet peppers, diced and lightly sautéed is what I had on hand)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

Line the bottom with meat and cheese.

Combine remaining ingredients until smooth.  Pour over meat and cheese.

Bake for 40-45 min, or until set.

Allow to cool at least 10 min. before serving.  I serve it with my favorite salsa.

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