11.18.2013

A Perfect Party Ham Roll Appetizer and a S'mores Dessert Buffet

I hosted an owl-themed backyard S'mores party for my daughter's 4th birthday last week.  It was a little chilly that weekend, but the cooler temperatures just help set the tone for S'mores by the fire.



I served a cheese ball, a fruit tray, a hot corn dip, and party ham rolls. The rolls were delicious. I basically took a recipe I had and chose to leave out all the ingredients for the topping, except butter. My version is more simple, and less messy.


These ham rolls will disappear quickly.  I made two packets of rolls, but you can make as many as you need for your event.

Ingredients: 
2 packets of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
1 pound of Boars Head Black Forest Ham
1 pound of provolone cheese
1 tub of whipped plain cream cheese
2 tablespoons of butter, unsalted

Directions
Cut rolls in half. Place bottoms in a baking dish.  Place a half  slice of ham and a  half  slice of cheese on each bottom roll.  I folded the slices over to make it thicker. Spread cream cheese on the inside top roll, and then top your sandwich. Melt butter, and butter the tops of the rolls with a brush. Cover rolls with tin-foil.  Bake about 30 minutes on 350 degrees.

I made the party favors. I bought an owl Christmas ornament at world market, and paired it with a Whirlypop sucker. Believe it or not, I was having so much fun at the party that I forgot to give some of my guests the favors. I've enjoyed reconnecting with them this week to deliver the favor.



I also found two owl-themed bowls at World Market, and used them to store the marshmallows and graham crackers.  Guests could choose to make their S'mores with dark, milk, and white chocolate.




The birthday girl had a great time, and we're going to continue the party later this month for her first trip to Walt Disney World.


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