Sometimes we get little (or no) notice of guests arriving. And I've had to be creative in finding fast and easy food to serve. Here's one.
wish I could take credit for thinking of these but the truth is, I saw
these at a function that we attended some time ago. And I'd been
meaning to make them since then. Of course I don't know the actual
recipe that the function organizers (or caterers) used but here is my
Take a piece of sandwich bread and cut the
crusts off. Then flatten the bread (this is a very important step, see
next paragraph for the reason). Smear mayo or butter on the flattened,
crustless bread. Then place a piece of cooked ham and a cheese slice
(square slices are best) on the bread. Roll the whole thing up and
secure with fancy picks. Slice into 3 or 4 mini-rolls.
this point I have to stress that it is crucial to flatten the bread. I
discovered (the hard, experimental way) that if this step is missed,
the whole thing crumbles and breaks - the resulting rolls are just plain
Well, our guests were impressed (whoo hoo!) and the best part was that it was easy, really easy, to make!