Muenster “Truck” Ham Sandwiches

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Today is my baby’s official birthday! I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am the mother of a TWO YEAR OLD! I still tell people I have a baby, because I still feel like I have a baby!

After all the times I’ve wished I could fast foreword until he’s 18, when I can be released of my parenting duties, and he can be some other woman’s pain in the butt, I admit, I had a mini panic attack last night realizing it was my last night tucking in my one year old.

Oh gosh, here it comes again…. Xanex please!

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We celebrated his birthday party a couple of weeks ago (you can see all the party details HERE), and I put together a “Monster Truck” themed party since I’m pretty sure Gage likes his trucks better than he likes life itself; and of course the only thing he was really interested in, were the mini monster trucks on top of his cake.

Even though this was a 2 year old’s birthday party, like typical Kaylee fashion, I wanted to put my unique “fancier” twist on the menu choices. We’ve all had a ham and cheese sandwich, but you won’t find any mystery ham and processed cheese on this one. I used Muenster cheese (you could use provolone or any kind of mild white cheese), good quality ham, arugula (you could use spinach, but arugula adds some mild pepperiness that pairs well with the ham), tomatoes, red onion, and a homemade honey-dijonaise sauce (basically honey-mustard mayonnaise).

IMG_7418I wanted the food to fit in with the whole “Monster Truck” theme, so I used Muenster cheese and called them “Muenster Truck Sandwiches”. *nudge nudge* Get it? 😉

I got so many compliments on these, but If I were to make these again, I’d probably use different bread. I originally wanted to use a large square or rectangle of focaccia bread, then slice it in half lengthwise, fill it, then cut it into individual portions; but I went to four different grocery stores with not a single square focaccia in sight. So I had to settle with one loaf of whole wheat French bread and one loaf of white French bread, which was still tasty. The only problem was that every time I’d bite into it, everything in the center would try to sneak it’s way out the back; but they were still delicious, and you can customize these any way you’d like. If you wanted to use individual ciabatta  rolls, or any other type of rolls, that would work too!

IMG_7415For the recipes and details on the rest of the party and menu, click HERE!

 

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Muenster "Truck" Ham Sandwiches
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These "Monster Truck" themed sandwiches were such a hit! I turned up the volume on traditional ham and cheese sandwiches by using muenster, good ham, peppery arugula, tomatoes, red onion, and homemade honey-dijonaise sauce. The perfect party sandwich that both kids and the adults will enjoy!
Muenster "Truck" Ham Sandwiches
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These "Monster Truck" themed sandwiches were such a hit! I turned up the volume on traditional ham and cheese sandwiches by using muenster, good ham, peppery arugula, tomatoes, red onion, and homemade honey-dijonaise sauce. The perfect party sandwich that both kids and the adults will enjoy!
Servings
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Servings
16-20sandwiches
Ingredients
Servings: sandwiches
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Ingredients
Servings: sandwiches
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Instructions
For the Sandwiches
  1. Slice your bread in half lengthwise. Spread both the tops and bottoms of the bread with the honey-dijonise. layer on the cheese, ham, and tomatoes onto the bottom slice of the bread. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then top with arugula, and the top half of the bread. Poke in the toothpicks into what will be he center of each individual sandwich; this will hold the sandwich together as you slice it. Cut into individual portions and serve.
For the Honey-Dijonaise
  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined.
Recipe Notes
  • Feel free to use any kind of bread or individual rolls you'd like. The filling tends to slip out the back of the sandwich as you eat it, so using individual rolls, slices of bread, or a large square/rectangle loaf of bread (cut in half lengthwise), will help prevent this.
  • If you like sweeter, milder onions, thinly slice your onions on a mandolin and soak in cold water (I like to add a big pinch of sugar to it), then dry them off on a paper towel.
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