1.31.2011

Birthday Fun and Yummy Food

Kevin and I had a combined birthday celebration with his family on Saturday.  It's old news that I turned 30 on the 6th, and his birthday is coming up this Thursday, February 3rd.  He will be 34...much older and wiser than me. :)  It's crazy to think that on February 10th we will have known each other for 3 years!  The best 3 years of my life by far.

We had fun and are thankful for the fabulously generous gifts from the family, (like a super-cute purse, pedicure, clothes, and gift cards - yay!), after we enjoyed a yummy lunch.  I thought I'd share a couple recipes with you today.

Our menu:

Chicken Noodle Soup
Fruit
Baked mini ham and cheese sandwiches
Chips and french onion dip (I'm a big fan of this combo!)
Cookie "Pizza"

The soup was provided by Progresso, :) and definitely lived up to the commercials about "grandma's recipe!"

My mom gave me the recipe for the sandwiches, which we enjoyed for our New Year's eve party when I was home.  There are a couple different variations, but I love this one!  They are so easy and delicious!


Ingredients:
2 packages of Hawaiian rolls
2 packages of deli ham (I used honey ham and brown sugar ham)
2 packages of swiss cheese
1 and 1/2 Tbsp. poppyseeds
1 and 1/2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. chopped/minced dried onions
1 and 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
3/4 cup butter

Directions:

1.  Cut the rolls in half and set aside.

2.  In a small saucepan, combine all remaining ingredients EXCEPT ham and cheese, and cook over med. low to med. until it comes to a boil.

3.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

4.  Layer ham and cheese on the rolls, but do not put tops back on yet.

5.  Using a pastry brush, generously coat ham and cheese with butter mixture.

6.  Place tops back on the rolls, then generously brush the rest of the mixture on top.

7.  Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.

These are a party favorite for sure! 

I also made a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pizza for dessert, because Kevin loves chocolate chip cookies, and when you add peanut butter it becomes a quick favorite!  I found an awesome recipe on pillsbury.com, which by the way, is filled with great ideas for entertaining.  I've also made the Rocky Road Cookie Pizza, which is definitely my favorite!

Click here to find the recipe for this delicious dessert!

Happy Monday to you!  I'm hoping to stretch my "miscellany" out this week into a few more posts!

2 comments:

cait said...

Oh YUM!! I will have to try both of those recipes! It was great to see you today...so glad you stopped by! :)

Darin said...

these sandwiches are ridiculous - do not let this opportunity pass you by - Page, I am going to try and make these tonight as we have a staff brunch tomorrow - will refrigerate then heat them up beforehand - hope I don't mess it up!