Wednesdays Unplugged – Caramelized Ham and Swiss Buns



"When you look for the good in others you discover the best in yourself. ~ Martin Walsh


 NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share.

Play sandThis has been a crazy busy week… accepted purchase agreements on two of my listings tonight! My husband passed his real estate exam last week, will be done with classes next week… can hardly wait for him to start helping me!  One house Christmas gift for the grandkids this year was 'Living Sands'… fun way to bring the sand box inside… intriguing blend of sea shell powder and cosmetic oils.

This week's recipe was from our annual New Year's Day brunch after fondue the night before. This was our first year together after our New Year's buddies for about 25 years moved down here. These buns used sweet Hawaiian buns, a perennial favorite with our grandkids.
  • 1 package (12 oz) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split Ham-cheese buns
  • 1/2 cup horseradish sauce
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese halved (used Jarlsburg)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Spread roll bottoms with horseradish sauce. Layer with ham and cheese; replace tops. Arrange in a single layer in a greased 9-inch square baking pan.

In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in brown sugar, mustard, poppy seeds. Wprcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Pour over rolls. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover and back 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - EmailRealtor Who Cooks


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