HAWAIIAN HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES

This week’s agenda? Laundry. Limited electronics. Fruits and veggies. Early bedtimes. Smoothies. Cleaning. School clothes shopping. Exercise. Sleep. Repeat. Repeat.

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I have been wanting to try a version of these very popular sandwiches for a while now. They were so good that I got busy pigging out and forgot to put them in the fridge overnight. I sadly had to throw most of them away and I am still upset about it. Let that be a lesson. Or something like that. I’m not one to preach lessons, unless it’s by accident.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with the bottom halves of 20 small Hawaiian sweet rolls, setting the top halves aside.

Top with 1 pound of black forest ham deli slices.

Top with 20 slices of provolone cheese. Yes, that is a lot of cheese, but you will thank me in about 30 minutes.

Generously spread cream cheese onto the bottoms of the sweet roll tops (one 8-oz. container will take care of them all). Place the tops over the cheese slices in the pan, lining them up with the bottoms of the rolls.

In a medium bowl, combine:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons dried minced onions

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Mix well and pour evenly over the tops of the sandwiches in the pan.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds.

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Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and sandwiches are warmed through. Cut at the seams with a sharp knife and serve warm! These are addicting, to-die-for snacks or appetizers and can even be a satisfying meal.

(Refrigerate leftovers, if there are any.)

ENJOY! Have a great week, friends.

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