Ham Rolls

22 08 2011


2 Flour Tortillas

1 Thinly Sliced Tomato

1 Thinly Sliced Cucumber

Ham Slices

Swiss Cheese Slices

Berry Cream Cheese Spread


Start with a Tortilla.


Spread on Cream Cheese.


Add second Tortilla.


Again spread with Cream Cheese.


Cover one Tortilla with sliced Cucumber.


Cover Cucumbers with sliced Tomatoes.


Add two slices Swiss Cheese.


Layer on Ham Slices (I like 2-3 layers depending on how thin the slices are).


Roll up Ham side first.


It should look like this.


Cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces.


And wa-la Ham Rolls.


Doughnut Power

30 07 2011


My daughter made travel soccer this year. The expenses can add up so the team has been doing fundraisers. Today we did Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered kicking our sales day off right with around 500 dozen already paid for. A huge thanks to Christine DePriest and Cary Gammons who got up super early on a Saturday to get us fresh doughnuts.


Filling their cars to the brink.

We were welcomed out front of Wal-Mart in Waldorf, Advanced Auto in Waldorf, the post office in Bryantown, and Harley Davidson in Hughsville. A big thumbs down to Wal-mart in La Plata and Lowes. We were told they could not support our team and allow us to sell the donuts outside their doors. On a side note we were kind of like screw that and went anyway. We didn’t get to set up a table and we stayed back in the parking lot but were able to make a little over $100 in an hour at Lowes and even more at the La Plata Wal-mart. We had three boxes left when a Wal-mart manager told us to leave.

It was a long, hot day but the girls were amazing collecting just as many donation as doughnut sales. I haven’t gotten the totals but with donations and sales I am sure it was a success.

We have a sponsorship setup with several levels of contribution and benefit packages. If anyone is interested in supporting the Waldorf Fire Soccer team let me know I’ll get you the information. You can follow the link to read all about us yourself.

Dinner made Simple

28 06 2011

I’m all about the simple at the moment. This meal took about 45 minutes, start to finish.


  • long grain white rice
  • frozen mixed vegetables
  • canned chicken chunks
  • cream of chicken
  • shredded cheese

To start I put about two cup uncooked rice in my rice cooker. On the quick-setting it takes between 10-15 minutes. In the mean time I pull out the rest of the ingredients. I use one 12.5 oz can chicken, drain the excess water but don’t squeeze it out like you would tuna. If your family likes a lot of meat just put in another can. I use two 10 oz cans cream of chicken. I buy bulk frozen mixed vegetables so for this I just eyeball an amount that looks good. I mix those three ingredients in a glass casserole dish and wait for the rice. Preheat the oven to 400. When the rice is done I mix it in (not always using it all) again I just eyeball what looks about right, and cover it all with the cheese. I put it in the oven uncovered for about 30 minutes. Long enough for the vegetables to cook and the cheese on top to melt. I like to put it on broil for a minute or to just to add a little browning to the cheese.

Pull it out of the oven,  set it on the table, salt and pepper shakers on the side, and ta-da Dinner made Simple. This feeds my small family of four just fine.


Ham Florentine Wreath

6 01 2011

Left over Christmas ham recipe

I am always looking for good recipes to use my leftover holiday food with. This year I tried the Ham Florentine Wreath. It turned out so beautiful I had to take a picture and post it.


I got the recipe out of an old Pampered Chef cook book.

2 packages (8 oz ea) refrigerated crescent rolls – I used three

1 package (10 oz) frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained – I used a 16 oz package

1 1/2 cups diced cook ham – I chopped up leftover honey glazed ham and used about 2 1/2 cups maybe a little more

1/4 cup green onions with tops, thinly sliced – I don’t like onion, so I don’t use them.

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 1/4 cups (5 oz) shredded Swiss cheese – I buy preshredded packages, cuts back on time

1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 plum tomatoes, sliced

1 egg white, lightly beaten

1/4 cup sliced natural almonds, chopped – I never have them at the house

preheat oven 375o

  1. Combine spinach, ham and green onions in large bowl.
    • add 1 cup cheese
    • mayonnaise
    • black pepper
    • mix well
  2. Unroll crescent dough; separating into precut triangles. With wide end in center arrange in a circle on large round stone or round pizza pan (triangle points will  extend over pan edge) Press base of triangles together to form slightly scooped area for mixture.
  3. Scoop mixture onto circle, filling crescent dough.
  4. Arrange sliced tomatoes overlapping on top of mixture.
  5. sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the tomatoes.
  6. Pull triangle points over filling tucking under triangle base. I had one extra crescent triangle so I filled it, rolled it, and placed it in the center of the wreath. Brush egg whites over wreath to create glaze. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.


German Pancakes

11 11 2010


Quick Easy Breakfast

5-10 min. prep time

25 min. baking time

preheat oven 350o


  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 cup All purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Butter

Place butter in 9×11 baking dish. Put in oven during preheating to let butter melt.

In mixing bowl add







Beat together and add to melted butter in baking dish











Do not mix. Place in oven for 25 min.

Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar. My kids also like adding pancake syrup but I let them do that individually.




I like to make a half batch at the same time and add additional ingredients. In this case ham and cheese. What ever you enjoy in your omelets will be good. Cooking time is the same but use a smaller dish.