**One discovery my friend and neighbor Katie introduced me to are pretzel rolls from Costco! They are SO good. They taste just like soft pretzels. I used these for the sliders instead of regular white rolls. Loved it. You HAVE to try these!**
Ham and Cheese Sliders
adapted slightly from the Recipe Club
24 good white dinner rolls24 pieces good honey ham
24 small slices Swiss cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup miracle whip
Poppy seed sauce (you probably could half this...I had plenty extra)
1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
1 1/2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. You do not have to use all of the sauce! Just use enough to cover the tops. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm.
** sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge ready to bake.
I served these with the recipe below, fresh fruit, and corn on the cobb.
Another new and EASY recipe I found that was a hit was...
PHILADELPHIA Summer Potato Salad
What You Need3lb. new red potatoes, quartered1/2 cup water1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Reduced Fat Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Creme1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved2 stalks celery, sliced1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
PLACE potatoes in 2-qt. microwaveable dish. Add water; cover with lid. Microwave on HIGH 12 to 15 min. or just until potatoes are tender; drain. Place in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until completely cooled.
ADD remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
- **This recipe is low fat. Only 70 calories per serving (1/2 cup). I added some green onions and next time I make it I will definitely be adding hard-boiled eggs. Loved that I could microwave the potatoes instead of boiling them!
- I would definitely recommend doing a dinner group. We have had so much fun trying new recipes, spending time with friends and having a day out of the week that you don't have to cook!