Thursday, September 4, 2014

why i didn't post on tuesday.

because i was dead.
kidding. but practically. that + a few other crazy things popped up faster than i was popping bottles of champagne. life throws you curves sometimes, but that's not something i want to air out on the ol' blog of mine. i keep it real here, but there are some things better kept to yourself.
lee has joined about 6 fantasy football leagues. maybe it's more than 6? i don't know. i lost count. all i know is they're like $20 a pop to enter {or more} and i'm just over here thinking about another dinner date to fahrenheit when he collects all the dough from spending countless hours prepping his big team.
i played fantasy like once or twice. i was the crute crushers and boy, did i crush. i selected my team of men by the ever faithful eeny, meeny, miney, moe and made it to the playoffs. and lost in the second round or something crazy. but hey - better than the dallas cowboys at least.
lee loves fantasy so much he wanted to host one himself! so on monday night we had about ten guys over at the house for a draft. and what do you do when you have ten guys over?
you cook.
i made a few things, but the best were these ham & cheese sliders. or hawaiian dinner rolls. call it what you want.

you've probably seen these floating around pinterest, but with poppy seeds on them. after one trip to the grocery store, and then a second one because i forgot butter, when i got home and realized i forgot poppy seeds, i said whatever.
1 lb. deli ham or turkey
1 lb. swiss cheese
24 dinner rolls
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar (THE money maker)
1 tablespoon of worchestire sauce
2 table spoons or mustard (or just squirt it in until you're happy)
1 tablespoon of poppy seeds

1. slice the rolls in half.
2. melt all of the ingredients for the sauce together in the microwave.
3. spread some of the sauce over the bottom slice of the roll.
4. pile with swiss cheese, ham and more cheese. and then more cheese because boys like cheese.
5. place the top of the rolls on and spread the rest of the sauce on top of them & let set for 20 minutes or so. or until you're bored and want to eat already.
6. bake on 350 degrees for like 12 minutes.
7. don't leave them in oven for an additional minute like i did because you were pulling something off the stove top. that can wait. these babies will slightly burn at the bottom.
8. take a picture in terrible lighting.
in between making stuff i ended up buring my finger and breaking a plate. that's where the champagne came in because champagne fixes everything. 

sometimes i feel like football season is just an excuse to sit on the couch, be lazy, and indulge in carbs.
and see! even a slightly burnt bottom didn't stop these things from getting gone. i didn't even need those poppy seeds. those things only get stuck in your teeth and make for awkward smiles anyway.
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linking up with annie for thoughts for thursday