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Whew! The holidays are over, and I have all my Christmas decorations down. While it’s a good feeling to have everything cleaned up and packed away, I can’t help but feel my house is looking a bit bare, especially the spot I had the tree. And I have packed away my Christmas CDs, much to the relief of my husband.
One thing I am looking forward to in January and February is trying new recipes. Winter months keep me inside more, and I like to fill my time poring over new recipes and trying them out. The recipe I have for you this week is one I printed a few years back, but it is worthy of being printed again. You might want to save this one for your Super Bowl party! This makes a lot and is always a crowd pleaser. The best part is that you can make them well ahead of time, then pop them into the oven at a desired time. These ham sandwiches are delicious served hot, or just warm. So they are great to take to a party or potluck. I often make them to take to a trivia contest. We even like the leftovers cold from the fridge! They make a great main course or as an appetizer!
■ 2 pkg Hawaiian rolls
■ 1 1/2 lbs Virginia baked
■ 12 slices Swiss cheese
■ 1 stick butter
■ 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
■ 1 tsp garlic powder
■ 1 tsp onion powder
■ 1 tsp poppy seeds
Cut Hawaiian rolls in half, place about 1 1/2 to 2 slices ham folded up to fit on bottom of each roll. Cut Swiss cheese in quarters, place 2 squares on each sandwich. Place rolls into two 9×13 pans. Melt butter in microwave, add Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder and poppy seeds. Mix well, brush onto sandwich tops. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight. Bake covered at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, remove foil and bake another 5 minutes, or until heated all the way through.
A note about this recipe. I always buy a bit more ham than this recipe calls for, and you can use whatever ham you prefer. I think the Virginia baked ham is the best but I have made it with honey ham. Also, I like to alternate the ham and cheese–put on 1 piece of ham, cheese and repeat layers.
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Thanks, and as I always say, Happy Cooking!