The Covered Dish


Well my Midwest friends that was some super bowl game. Now there’s more fun to come for this phenomenal team. We hosted a small gathering of 8 and we had plenty and I mean plenty of snacks and then some. We finished it off with hot fudge sundaes during the half-time.
One of the dishes I made for tonight was a slider recipe that’s in cookbook #2. My husband, Ervin, said I should run it for you this evening, and so I shall. It’s been in my columns before, and it continues to be a crowd pleaser.

This recipe was recommended to me by my first boss at Silver Dollar City, he’s actually the one who first shared it with me. Then I began to do the Debbie ‘workover’ and it’s changed a variety of times. For the chiefs game we had ham & provolone with a jezebel sauce interior and the usual topping. Jezebel sauces are basically any sweet sauce that you add mustard and other spicy ingredients, like pepper making them sweet & spicy.

The best roll to use in my opinion is always the Hawaiian rolls. Other ways to implement the sliders are with a light soup or salad. I’m not sure that I would ever put them with chili, because it’s already a very hearty soup.

Tonight we didn’t finish the super bowl until after 11pm. We put the game on pause so our friends could come a little later. Our usual bedtime is around 9pm, so getting up in the morning will be a bear! In the next few days I’ll figure a nice Valentine meal for the family. We seldom go out to celebrate because it’s too crazy, I’d just as soon prepare something nice for here at home. Not to mention we went out for dinner at F’D’s on Saturday evening, in Springfield.

NASCAR starts this coming weekend, so there’s a great way to implement the sliders! Our extended family always celebrates this event together. I usually sit down and eat with everyone and then go shopping, as I’m not a huge racing fan. I’m thinking a big fresh salad after all the heavy appetizers this week.

The weather looks good for the week, step outside and catch some vitamin D! Next week could be snow, ha….just teasin’. Simply yours, The Covered Dish.

Turkey Sliders

(2) 9 x 13 baking pans
Vegetable Spray
1 1/2 pounds deli shaved roasted turkey
12 slices provolone cheese
24 Silver Dollar Rolls
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
8 tablespoons whole cranberry sauce
1 stick butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Poppy Seeds

Begin with the filling. Melt butter and stir flour into the mixture then add cranberry sauce and blend well. You will be using a 1/2 teaspoon on each slider. Spray each 9 x 13 pan with vegetable spray. Cut the Silver Dollar Rolls in half. On one side only place 1/2 teaspoon of the filling, spreading. Lay a half a slice of provolone and a nice amount of turkey on each sandwich. Place 12 sandwiches in each 9 x 13 pan. At this stage it is possible to cover the sandwiches tightly and refrigerate. Just before baking prepare the topping. Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Using a pastry brush coat the top of each roll. Lastly sprinkle poppy seeds across the top of the rolls. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20 -25 minutes.


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