Ham Sandwich Appetizers

May 6, 2008 at 11:40 pm | Posted in appetizer, ham | 1 Comment

My friend Mary made these ham sandwich appetizers at a party at her house one time and since then we have been obsessed.  I have made these for several different dinner parties and everyone loves them.  They are very easy and so good.  I make them for events that I have to go to a lot and poor Tommy is always trying to snatch one or two before I run off with the batch of them, so I decided to make them for dinner one night last week so he could enjoy them as well.  : )


1 package of Kings Hawaiian Rolls
2 tbsp. sugar
½ lb. shaved ham (I get really thin shaved ham from the deli)
1 tbsp. Grated onion
1 pack swiss cheese
2 tbsp. Poppy seeds
½ stick butter
2 tbsp mustard


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter. Add all other ingredients to butter. Spread mixture onto rolls that are sliced open. Add cheese and ham to make them into sandwiches. Bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees.

Pig Rating:  Well, obviously, the pig loves these.  : ) 

Mrs. Pig Rating:  I love these too.  So good, so easy.  You can’t go wrong.

Other rating:  Every time I take these to a party, people ask for the recipe.  You know you have done well when that happens.  : )




Chicken Cordon Bleu

January 14, 2008 at 12:45 am | Posted in Chicken, ham | 3 Comments

Cordon Bleu means “blue ribbon” in French, and in French culinary tradition, the Cordon Bleu is awarded to food or chefs of particularly high quality. Neat huh? : ) I have never really even thought about eating chicken cordon bleu because I am not a huge ham fan. However, I saw this on a blog a week or so ago and thought I would give it a try since I know Tommy likes it. I wasn’t so sure about it but I made sure to get really thin shaved ham so it wouldn’t freak me out too much… : ) I served this with corn and salad.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices cooked ham
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 7×11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
3. Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast. Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with bread crumbs.
4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven, and place 1/2 cheese slice on top of each breast. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove toothpicks, and serve immediately.

Pig Rating: He said, “This is good!”. I told him it makes me proud when I make something and he likes it so he said, “Then you should be proud of this!”, so he must really like it. : )

Mrs. Pig Rating: Like I said, I was kind of worried about the ham, but it gave it a really good taste. I’m glad I tried this one – a new chicken recipe to add to our collection of “save to make again” : )

Recipe from allrecipes.com

As for the picture…well…for some reason I couldn’t hold my hand steady enough tonight to take a good picture, so I just didn’t put one on here. Just trust me on this – it is good. You must try it!

Breakfast Casserole

December 29, 2007 at 9:51 pm | Posted in Breakfast, ham | Leave a comment

We always do Christmas morning breakfast at my parent’s house and there is always a variety of things to eat – homemade muffins, ham, casseroles, etc. This year I decided to brave a breakfast casserole to take. I cook breakfast all of the time but casseroles have historically freaked me out a little bit…I was never one to have a bunch of food mixed together. I grew up a very picky child and some habits die hard even though I have broadened my horizons quite a bit as an adult. Anyway, I found this recipe and decided to try it. I wanted one that I could make the night before and just pop in the oven Christmas morning so I wouldn’t have to get up super duper early to fix it.

1 pound ground pork sausage (I used ham per Tommy’s request)
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes
8 ounces mild Cheddar cheese, shredded

Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown; drain.
In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, eggs and milk. Add the sausage, bread cubes, and cheese, and stir to coat evenly. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cover, and bake 45 to 60 minutes. Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until set.

Pig Rating: The pig ate two or three servings of this so I think it was a hit with him. : )

Mrs. Pig Rating: I am not a big ham fan so I wasn’t huge into this one, but I made it for my family so I figured I’d do something that they all like. This was okay though. Next time I want to find a casserole that calls for something other than bread though – maybe crescent rolls? It seemed to be missing that breading to me…

Recipe from www.allrecipes.com, picture from my kitchen

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