12 Hawaiian Rolls
1 lb Italian Roast Beef, thinly sliced
8 oz Cream Cheese
2-4 oz Blue Cheese
1/2 cup Smoked Almonds
Open the 12 pack of Hawaiian rolls and do not separate into individual
pieces. Steady them with your palm in the middle of the whole thing and
use a long serrated knife to cut them horizontally into a top and
bottom. Open them up like a big bread clamshell. On the underside of the
top half slather on a goodly layer of Miracle Whip.
Rough chop those almonds with a big sturdy knife to at least halve them. Chunkier is better here.
Give the cream cheese 10-20 seconds in the microwave till barely warm and very soft. Mix together with the blue cheese and smoked almonds.
Now, layer your very
thinly sliced pound of Italian roast beef over all and close that
breadclam right up. It's easiest to cut through everything with the long
serrated knife just before you arrange on the platter. These will fit
nicely back into the "tray" and bag they came in to transport for your
event. And they hold quite well for 2-3 days in the fridge!
Incidentally, I find Italian roast beef in the bigger groceries or from
my butcher who carries Boar's Head which is my favorite brand. Any
Italian roast beef greatly trumps plain old roast beef; so much more
flavorful. If you're really tired, go ahead and make this with whatever
you've got. It will definitely still be irresistible.
Jan Burke. http://dailydishinblog.blogspot.com/