August 6, 2010

Dining Poolside or On the Go: Ham Crescents

The summer is flying by at lightening speed, and while we still have a little more than a month before the kids go back to school I've begun looking for quick and simple on-the-go meal ideas.  I found a great cookbook with lots of great ideas at the library, The Good to Go Cookbook.

The only downfall to this cookbook is that there are no photos at all.  But, that is totally offset by the fabulous simple, family-pleasing recipes.  The Ham Crescents were such a hit that within moments the first batch was cleared and I had to make a second batch.  To tell you how much they were enjoyed, I've actually made them 2 more times since last weekend!  I made a couple different versions of them the first time, one with ham and cheese, the other with turkey and cheese.

You can assemble them within moments while the oven is pre-heating. 


The second time I baked them up the night before we were heading to the pool.  I reheated them briefly in the microwave - just to take off the chill from the fridge.  They were gone within moments again. 





Ham (or Turkey) Crescents
Adapted from:  The Good to Go Cookbook

Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) container of reduced fat crescent rolls
8 thin slices of deli meat (ham or turkey work well)
yellow mustard or spicy mustard (depends on your taste)
grated sharp chedder cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 4 rectangles (keeping 2 triangles together for each rectangle).  Press the perforated edges together. 

Place 2 slices of deli meat on each rectangle.  Spread mustard over the meat, then sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons (approximate, don't overdo it though) of shredded cheese. 

Starting at the short end, roll up each rectangle and press to seal.  Cut each roll-up into 3 pieces.  Place on baking sheet.

Bake for about 14-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm or at room temperature.


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8 comments:

Cara! said...

My boys would love this!

pegasuslegend said...

these are perfect for these hot days and still satifying ! yum!!!!!

Jamie said...

A family friendly snack, appetizer or meal. I love it.

Megan said...

I cant believe you have more then a month before school starts! We go back Aug 16th. :(
These roll ups are great! I'm always looking for new lunch ideas and these are so easy and I know they are tasty. We're on vacation right now and I need more lunch stuff. Think I'll give these a try, I know the kids will love them!
Hope your having a great Summer!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Our students come back Aug 23! That is college though. Elementary/High School doesn't start until after Sept. 1!

Cristie said...

As soon as I saw your photo I knew my family would love these ham and cheese crescent rolls. They look so easy I'll be making them as soon as I buy the rolls. Thanks so much for this quick recipe!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

what cute little crescents! These would make great appetizers!

dining room tables said...

It looks that it is good pastry to make. It is on perfect timing. We are planning to have a little activity this coming Sunday. That is good project to do. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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