Sunday, September 5, 2010

Retro Recipe: Hot Ham 'n Cheese Wiches

A few months ago I received an amazing package from my cousin Kathleen.  It was jam-packed of fun Vintage cookbooks that she had been collecting over the years.  I was given instructions to make sure I use them for My Retro Kitchen- she doesn't have to ask me twice!  Considering I read cookbooks like novels, I have been having a blast going through each one; picking out some of the strangest recipes and also the ones that we would actually love to eat in our home these days. Scott and I have had many laughs over some of these wild concoctions (just you wait and see!  And if you happen to live around me, be prepared to have some interesting things show up at your parties...)   Thank you so much Kathleen!!  I can't wait to show off each of these cookbooks- so be ready for some Retro Kitchen fun!

This morning for breakfast I thought I would give one of the fun recipes a try for my boys. It comes from the cookbook Children's Choice Cookbook: Nutritiously creative recipes children will love to eat by Pillsbury.

These turned out quite good, and would be fun for an afternoon playdate.  They reminded Scott and I of Hot Pockets- only these are obviously more fun to look at....

Hot Ham 'n Cheese Wiches
"Layers of ham and cheese highlight this sandwich."

1 cup cooked ham, chopped
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon poppy seed, if desired
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1-2 tablespoons prepared mustard (I used dijon)
10 oz. can Refrigerated Big Flaky Biscuits
5 slices American Cheese
*olives, carrots, peppers or any other veggies to make the silly faces

Heat oven to 375.  In a small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients; blend well.  Reserve 1/3 cup.  Separate dough into 10 biscuits.  Press or roll 5 biscuits to 3 1/2-inch circles.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon about 1/4 cup ham mixture onto center of each flattened biscuit.

Fold cheese slices into quarters; place on ham mixture.  Spoon remaining ham mixture over cheese.  Press or roll remaining 5 biscuits to 4-inch circles; press lightly over ham mixture.  Do not seal.  If desired, sprinkle with additional poppy seed.  Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes 5 sandwiches.


  1. This is definatly something I'm going to try! Thanks Amie for all your wonderful and creative idea ;) Keep em' comin'!

  2. I think kids would get a real kick out of these. Keep those ideas coming. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Ladies, these are definitely fun for the kids! And I must admit, my husband and I got a kick out of them too. I hope you enjoy them!



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