There is some TOP-SECRET stuff going on around here! And all in the name of my 45th birthday party in November. So I can't let the cat out of the bag just yet, but I CAN tell you that once-a-month I have five men meet here at my place to rehearse, two of whom are The Hubster and The Sonster. Well, I certainly have to provide snacks!! How to feed five hungry dudes? See below.
Look, if we're being honest, here, I did not invent these babies. I've had them a few times and they are good no matter who makes them! I did put my own little twist on them, though, and the guys huddles around them like they were stalking their prey. And they just couldn't get enough! Hence, the name.
1 24-pack of Hawaiian mini-rolls
1 large pkg ham of your choice
2 pks sliced Swiss cheese
1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted
2 tbs Dijon mustard
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs onion powder
2 tbs poppy seeds
Place roll bottoms in the bottom of a greased baking pan. Thinly layer ham, then Swiss cheese, then ham again, then last layer of Swiss cheese. Put roll tops on. Mix butter, Dijon, Worcestershire, onion powder, and poppy seeds. Pour or baste over top (see notes) and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
NOTES: I used a silicon brush baster to ensure the tops of the rolls got every bit of flavor and so that not one single poppy seed was wasted. I was unable to find organic ham or Swiss that I thought would hold the flavor I was looking for, so I used Boar's Head instead, which has no artificial fillers, no MSG, and no nitrates. And GOOD LUCK finding organic Hawaiian rolls! So I used the good old-fashioned Hawaiian rolls and decided not to feel guilty about it!
2 containers butter-flavored crescent rolls
1 pound ground turkey breakfast sausage
1 can ro-tel
1 large handful shredded sharp cheddar
1 large handful shredded mozzarella
Brown turkey sausage in a pan, and then add ro-tel until all liquid is absorbed into meat. Meanwhile, roll one can crescent rolls onto un-greased baking sheet. Pinch together your seams, using a little water on your fingers to seal. Pour sausage mixture over the top. Sprinkle your cheese hands-ful over the sausage. Roll your second can of crescents over the top of the cheese and sausage, using the same method to seal the seams and sides of the crescent dough. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
NOTES: I found organic crescents at Trader Joe's! I also found extremely inexpensive turkey breakfast sausage there, too!