Skip to comments.Slouching Towards Turkey Day
Posted on 11/21/2017 5:58:53 AM PST by NOBO2012
The Thanksgiving marathon is starting early for team MOTUS as were heading out today for the first of several stops between now and next weekend. So that means its officially recipe day!
Ill be making these little gems for the pre-Thanksgiving dinner hour. Well be with Rajs clan for Thanksgiving where the phrase if everyones in charge nobodys in charge may have been invented. Dinner is always planned for 2:00 pm but never really hits the runway until 6:00 pm or so and thats in a good year when whoever signed up for the main event remembers to put the turkey in the oven. Survival requires packing your own lunch box. I usually bring a pot of chili or sloppy Joes but this year Im going with this tailgater stalwart that checks all the boxes: easy, filling, make-ahead and everybody likes them. They used to called these puppies little sandwiches but nowadays they are referred to as sliders so Ill follow suit. Dont tell me Im resistant to change.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
- one 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls (or any small dinner roll), sliced in half without separating individual rolls
- 1 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced I like a Polish style like Krakus or Kirkland from Costco
- 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard (Coleman's)
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a slab of tops and a slab of bottoms; dont pull the rolls apart.
- Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
- Evenly layer the cheese.
- Evenly layer the remaining ham.
- Add the top slab of rolls; set aside.
- Melt the butter together with the onions over low heat, and let it cool slightly.
- Mix the mustard with about a tablespoon of the butter, stir until smooth. Stir the mustard mixture, Worcestershire sauce and the poppy seeds into the butter and stir until well blended.
- Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula or pastry brush to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls. You may end up with more butter mixture than you want to use but just save it for your next batch because there will always be a next batch.
- Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes. (Or, wrap and refrigerate overnight)
- Bake covered for about 20 minutes or until cheese is all very melty.
- Uncover and cook for about 3 minutes, or until tops are slightly browned keep an eye on them as that much butter caused them to burn quickly! Baking time will vary based on the size of pan, oven variances, etc. Remove from oven, let cool for about 5 minutes before cutting into individual sliders and serve immediately. Sliders are best warm but feel free to make ahead and reheat in a slow oven wrapped in foil, or microwave unwrapped until cheese is melty again.
Modify at will: fresh onion instead of dried cook in butter a few minutes, Dijon instead of dried mustard, turkey and havarti instead of ham and swiss, add pineapple slices for a sweet Hawaiian all good.
And with that, the Thanksgiving recipe marathon officially begins: ladies and gentlemen, start your cleavers!
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
I made those sliders a couple years ago during thanksgiving weekend. They were gone in about 12 seconds. Should’ve gotten triple the recipe.
Very hearty !
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.
John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back.. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”
John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly,
“May I ask what the turkey did?”
This tale of a lost pet has a really tweet ending.
A Japanese woman was reunited with her missing pet parakeet Tuesday when the bird began reciting his home address to police.
The parakeet, named Piko, went missing Sunday and was spotted perching on a guests shoulder at a nearby hotel, the AFC reported.
Piko was taken to the local police where he stunned the cops by chirping the street address of his home, near Tokyo.
The owner later explained she taught Piko how to say his address and phone number after losing a former pet bird, reported MSNBC.
Parakeets, a type of parrot, can be trained to talk by imitating human words. Savvy parrot owners have used this trick before: In 2008, also in a town near Tokyo, a lost parrot told the veterinarian looking after it "I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura." The bird also gave his full address, and the owner was found
Great story. God really does love birds - they can fly too!!!
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