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Packing school lunches.
What do you envision?
Peanut Butter Sandwiches in a brown paper sack?
Leftover Pizza or Fried Chicken Leg?
If you’re like me, each weekend you cringe at the idea of
preparing the next week’s school lunches.
I pack 10 lunches and 10 snacks each Sunday.
At the beginning of the school year, I got into a groove.
But by the Christmas holiday – I was scrambling for new ideas.
Luckily my boys are pretty willing to try some new recipes.
Well, at least to a degree. 🙂
Here is one of my newest lunch time additions that
just so happened to be a hit.
Ham, Swiss & Pineapple Popovers
I am lucky when it comes to having a grocery conveniently
located to our home. I can literally walk to a Food Lion.
And trust me, when you cook a lot like I do – having a grocery store
close by is a very good thing. It’s also a good thing when you are
packing school lunches and they decide at the last minute they
don’t like something. 🙂
I have actually discovered something when it comes to
school lunches and what the boys will eat.
They like “finger foods.” Smaller foods they can pick up with
their fingers and dip into a sauce. I love it because they are
quick ‘n easy to make and I can make several batches and store
them in ziplock baggies. These little popovers only require
5 ingredients, one being a new product I have discovered –
Hillshire Farm® Naturals Lunch Meat.
Let’s get started ….
I am a luncheon meat snob. LOL
I generally have luncheon meats sliced at the Food Lion deli counter
because I don’t care for the packaged luncheon meat taste.
Not this brand. Hillshire Farm® Naturals Lunch Meat.
These conveniently packaged meats are perfect for this recipe.
I started by rolling out a Crescent Dough Sheet.
(I just realized this comes in sheet form now)
Next, I sprinkled on fresh chopped parsley (you can use dried)
and pineapple tidbits. (drain the fruit and pat dry of excess juice)
Lightly press the pineapple and parsley into the dough.
Now, start adding your cheese.
I used slices of Baby Swiss.
Notice I have left about 1″ of dough all around uncovered.
Finally, it’s time for that yummy Hillshire Farm® Naturals Lunch Meat.
I chose the Black Forest variety of ham.
Lay it right on top of the cheese, slightly overlapping slices.
Once you have all the ham in place, gently start rolling
from the short end.
You will end up with a ham and swiss and pineapple roll. 🙂
Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into about 3/4″ slices.
I used a muffin pan to bake these. It helped keep the popovers to a
consistent size and also allowed the outer dough to brown.
One roll of crescent sheet dough will create 8-9 popovers.
Prior to baking in a pre-heated 375 degree oven…
top with a few bits of pineapple, more cheese and a touch
of chopped parsley. ‘Cause chopped parsley makes
everything purdy. 😀
Pop the pan in the oven and bake about 13 mins.
I put the popovers under the Broiler for about 2 minutes to brown them.
Can I just say…yummy???!!!
You get the flaky crescent dough surrounding gooey salty cheese,
Juicy ham and a touch of sweet pineapple.
Have you ever had a pizza with Ham and Pineapple?
Pizza – meet Popover.
Three of these is usually all I need to add to the boy’s lunches.
They love honey-mustard and that makes a great flavor
addition to these mini morsels as a dipping sauce.
There’s so many variations of these running through my mind.
I think this weekend I may try using some
Hillshire Farm® Naturals Lunch Meat Sliced Chicken
and make a Chicken and Mushroom Flavor of these popovers.
By the way – in case you’re wondering why I like these
new Hillshire Farm® Naturals Lunch Meats…they have no
artificial ingredients, preservatives, colors, or added nitrites/nitrates.
(Except those occurring naturally in celery juice.)
Here is a Food Lion Coupon for $1 off any package
of Hillshire Farm® meats so you can try them yourself.
For more recipes, look for the hashtag #HillshireFarmNaturals
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