Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches (With Dijon Sauce)

Oh my word, these were awesome!  My family absolutely loved these sandwiches, and I am so grateful to the friend who suggested them!

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches (With Dijon Sauce)


Ingredients ::

* 3/4 cups melted butter
* 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
* 1 1/2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce
* 1 1/2 tbsp of poppy seeds
* 1 tbsp of dried minced onion
* 24 mini sandwich rolls (I used a King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls)
* 1 pound of thinly sliced cooked deli-style ham
* 1 pound of thinly sliced Swiss Cheese

Directions ::

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x13 baking dish.

2.  In a bowl, mix together the butter, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, poppy seeds, and dried minced onions.  Separate the tops from the bottoms of the rolls and place the bottoms pieces in the greased dish.

(Squeeze them in to make them fit.)

3.  Next place half the ham down on the rolls followed by all of the cheese.




4.  Lay the rest of the ham on top of the cheese followed by the tops of the rolls.

(About that time, my exterior flash decided to act up...hence the bad lighting.)

(Silly me.  See how I had accidentally placed the bottoms of the rolls on the top? They still tasted awesome!)

5.  Pour the mustard mixture evenly over the tops of the rolls.  (Next time I plan on spooning it over since the rolls created a tight fit which caused it to overflow the sides.)


6.  Bake in the preheated oven till the rolls are slightly browned, the cheese is melted...about 25 minutes.


7.  Slice into individual rolls through the ham and cheese layers to serve.



My friend found the recipe on allrecipes.com, here.

Serves 24

Prep Time :: 15 mins
Bake Time :: 25 mins


Enjoy!

~ Patty  ~

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring Days - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Intermittent blue skies mixed with a lot of rain.

Thanks for the previous comments about praying for our safety!  We live in North Texas (just north of Dallas).  Our weather forecast for the next five days...scattered thunderstorms every. single. day.



I am thankful for ~

* an end to the school year

* margaritas

* delicious recipes

* my beloved

* my children


What I am reading ~


A friend of mine was speaking highly about it, so I purchased the kindle edition.

* Easy read
* EVERYONE should read it
* Hits you right between the eyes
* It's food for the soul

From the school room ~

I ordered the following two in hard copy...waiting for them to arrive

A Catholic Parent's Tool Box - Raising Healthy Families in the 21st Century
Rocking the Cradle - Raising Little Saints in a Lukewarm Culture

From the school room ~

* In the great state of Texas, homeschoolers (protected by the law as private schools) do not have to take achievement tests.  

I still administer them.  (Sometimes just every other year.)  This week, my middle three will take the  CAT (California Achievement Test).


Miss Mabel is an official 7th grader!



She successfully completed the following subjects ::

Art
English
History
Math
Music
PE
Religion
Reading
Science/Health
Spelling
Vocabulary

* Miss Ester graduates on Saturday from 8th grade!!  (Graduation pictures next week ;)

She successfully completed the following subjects ::

Art
English 
History
Math
Music
PE
Physical Science (w/ lab)
Reading
Religion
Spelling
Vocabulary

* Miss Mabel and Ester attended their end-of-the-year Little Flower/ Little Women tea party. I had to share the beautiful and feminine paper products the hostess used ::

(The hostess found them on Amazon.)


Around our house ~

David and Mabel's garden has just flourished in all this rain!



Isn't it amazing what a motivator an impending party can be to get things done on the "to-do" list??

Project #1

Each year I eliminate some of the blinds in the house.  ( They are such a dusty mess!!)  I try to replace them with those thermo-shield panels.

Here's a dated picture of our old dining room window dressings...2" plantation blinds and plaid curtains:


The new look ::


No more dusty blinds to clean!  The thermo curtains are great for blocking the light and privacy.

Project #2

This next project was my practical Mother's Day request.  It was really needed.

The old and dismantled storage bench / seat  ::


After 8 years of Texas sun and kids going in and out to get yard toys, it just plumb wore out.

The new one ::


I love these benches because they look like furniture and act like furniture, and we are able to store toys inside.  Anyone else have one?

From the kitchen ~

I signed up to bring the fruit for to the tea party last Friday.  I needed something simple  yet fun so I went to Pinterest ::


I prepared  individualized fruit cups.

Red - strawberries
Yellow - pineapple
Green - green grapes

The color ideas can go on and on!  (I found the cups at Hobby Lobby.)

I am praying for ~

* all those who have asked me to pray for them

* all those receiving the holy Sacraments this spring

* all those students who are graduating


I am listening to ~

David and Miss Mabel discussing how to fix something upstairs...something to do with electronics.

Stan the man is showering in our bathroom.  I have to CONSTANTLY yell at him to turn the water off.  (For Pete's sake!!)

Coming down the pike this week ~

* Monday - Dear daughter's scoliosis check up
* Tuesday - Archery class (been rained out for the past few weeks.)
* Wednesday - My LAST Confirmation class for the year - Woo Hoo!
* Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday  - CAT testing
* Thursday - Legoland homeschool days...$10 tickets!  I'm taking Stan and Clementine.
* Friday - Birthday party for a friend of Stan's
* Saturday - Baccalaureate Mass for Miss Ester

Final photo to share ~


That was at a customer's house, a customer of David's.  He killed it for the poor woman.

Wishing y'all a fantastic week!

~  Patty  ~

Saturday, May 16, 2015

What's for Sunday dinner?

I am trying a new recipe, thanks to the suggestion of a friend of mine.

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches (with a dijon mustard sauce).  They look SO EASY that I may serve them for a small get together we are having next week after Miss Ester's 8th grade graduation.

I'm giving the recipe a try tomorrow and will let you know what I think :)

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  Wishing you a blessed Sunday!

~  Patty  ~





Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cock-a-doodle-do

A few weeks ago while visiting Penny, (Ester's horse), Miss Clementine had a chance to feed the chickens and roosters on the property...



Oh my gosh!  There was no hesitancy on her part.  For someone who shows extreme alarm over a small gnat, she LOVED her job as "feeder of the hens".

~  Patty  ~


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Sunshine.  The first time in a long time!



I am thankful for ~

Motherhood.

(Our Lady of Innocence...my favorite image of Our Lady.)

What I am reading ~

I have some ideas for summer reading...

* A Catholic Parent's Tool Box - Raising Healthy Families in the 21st Century
* Rocking the Cradle - Raising Little Saints in a Lukewarm Culture

From the school room ~

* Stan the man is officially a fourth grader!



He successfully completed :

Art
English
Handwriting
History
Math
Music
Phonics
PE
Reading
Religion
Science/Health
Spelling
Vocab

* This week is finals week for the older three girls.  

Around our house ~

Group photos are not working for us at the moment.



In the mean time, I'll take 'em as I can get 'em.


From the kitchen ~

The kids planned and prepared my Mother's Day dinner (and dessert).  And because she deserves the credit, Miss Mabel did the majority of the cooking and baking.  That girl LOVES to be in the kitchen!



I am praying for ~

* All those who have asked me to pray for them

* All those who have a mother up in heaven

*  All those who have a child in heaven

*  All those women who desire to be a mother

I am listening to ~

* The hum of my refrigerator
* Stan scraping his spoon on the bowl of cereal


Coming down the pike ~

Tuesday - archery class for Miss Ester and Stan
Friday - Little Flower/ Little Women end-of-year tea party
Saturday - Orientation for Miss Sally's summer job

Final photo to share ~

Miss Charlotte, a little philly, was born at the stables last month.  Isn't she precious??



Happy Mother's Day!

~  Patty  ~

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