It seems like I get into cooking ruts...cooking the same thing over & over.
I then find my self asking the dear husband, "What are you hungry for?" This Sunday his response to me was, "those little bite-sized sandwiches". I knew exactly what he was referring to, Ham & Cheese Sliders. It was just a matter of remembering where the recipe for them was, oh dear!!
I came upon this recipe...
a recipe that I got from my sister Sandra years ago.
It happens to be our son's favorite salad...more on this later! So we enjoyed a Sunday meal of Ham & Cheese Sliders and Sandra's Cauliflower Salad. It was yummy and I kept reminding myself that I mustn't forget about these delicious, cute, little sandwiches ever again, or the salad either for that matter. They are delicious together!
While enjoying our dinner, I began to reminisce with the dh how mad I would get at the dear son. I can laugh about it now! Darn I miss this boy, why'd he have to grow up and move 2 states away?? Anyhoo some summers ago, I'd come home from Country Stitches for a quick lunch, of this very salad, only to find olives, green peppers & onions floating in the vinaigrette dressing. The cauliflower was gone, zip, zilch, nada, none, no traces of cauliflower to be seen. That is if I was lucky, often times the dressing too was missing...you guessed it, someone picked out all of the cauliflower and drank the dressing!! Hmmm...I wonder who did that? Matthew do you have any idea who did that??? Now my better mothering instincts tells me someone probably was eating this right from the bowl...
So today's post will be a recipe share with you all & Matthew too. Matthew hasn't called home yet for this recipe so I'm pretty sure he needs the recipe for his file. Note to Matthew, you may just want to omit the green peppers, olives and onions to save yourself some time & money.
I'm just saying...
sliced Swiss cheese
mayonnaise or miracle whip (whichever is your family favorite, I use mayonnaise)
Poppy Seed Sauce:
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds (use more or less to your liking)
1 T. yellow mustard (I prefer a dijon mustard, such as Hellmann's Dijonnaise)
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 T. minced onion
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Slice dinner rolls and spread both sides with mayonnaise or miracle whip. Place a slice of ham and Swiss cheese inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a baking dish. You want the sandwiches to be very close, or "nestled" together...this is important!
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 tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and bake for 4 additional minutes to slightly crisp up the tops of the dinner rolls. Serve warm.
SANDRA'S CAULIFLOWER SALAD
1 head cauliflower, broken into small flowerettes
1 c. sliced black olives
1 green pepper, chopped finely
1/2 c. chopped onion
3 T. lemon juice
3 T. white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Mix dressing and pour over ingredients. Refrigerate before serving.
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