Soccer nights during the school year can get rough. Trying to find the time for homework, practice, bath time, and getting to bed on time is a struggle. And then you have to find time to make dinner. Because apparently, it’s not healthy or budget-friendly to go through the drive thru every night, much as Chick-fil-a calls to me as I drive past.
So I try to find some easy dinner ideas that I can mostly make ahead of time and then pop in the oven when I get home from soccer practice. These sandwiches only take a few minutes to assemble and then they are stored in the fridge until it’s time for dinner: they only take 15 minutes to bake. I’ve heard these called “funeral sandwiches,” but that name sounds a little creepy to me, so we just call them baked sandwiches.
The sauce is a bit sweet and even my super-picky child liked them(after I had to bribe him to take his first bite).
Each of my boys ate two of these sandwiches, served with carrot sticks and dip(my lazy go-to veggie side).
- 1 package of King’s Hawaiian Rolls
- 1 lb. ham (I used Smithfield’s deli meat)
- 1/2 lb Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 3 T worcheshire sauce
- 2 T mustard (I used Dijon)
- 2 T brown sugar
- dash of onion powder
- Line baking dish with bottom half of rolls then layer on the ham and cheese. Top with top half of rolls.
- Mix together the melted butter, worcheshire, mustard, brown sugar and onion powder.
- Pour the sauce over the rolls, covering each one.
- Cover tightly and marinate for a few hours or overnight(I did about 6 hours).
- When ready for dinner, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and roll tops are a bit golden.