First things first: why are these called “funeral sandwiches?” In short, I don’t know, but I’d guess it’s because the only time you wouldn’t feel guilty about stuffing this many lip-smacking nitrates into your face would be after the death of a loved one. Luckily for you, I eat like I’m in mourning all the time, so let’s dig in.
These are somewhat similar to Ham Delights (though that link is not to the Dot-sanctioned recipe), but Morg voted that these are better, and I agree. The brown sugar and smoked salt really punch these up. Plus they’re just the right mix of sloppy and fancy, and that’s the way we do things here at Nummy.
1 pkg (12) Hawaiian buns
1 1/2 pkgs sliced ham
1 pkg sliced Swiss cheese
1 stick butter
3 tbsp Worcestershire
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp bourbon
1.5 tbsp minced onions
1 tsp smoked salt (you can use regular salt here if you need to)
- Layer a few slices of ham and cheese on each bun and place them in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Melt together the rest of the ingredients and ladle this mixture over the sandwiches.
- Put the sandwiches in the fridge for 24 hours.
- When you’re ready to serve, pull the sandwiches out and cut them in half diagonally with a pizza cutter.
- Bake uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes.
Yes, Nummy neglects, I’ve decided the first post in more than a year deserves to be the first one with the married name. In no small coincidence, this recipe is seasonal and full of alcohol, just like our happy newlywed home.
Milk Punch is basically Egg Nog‘s thinner, livelier cousin, which means Egg Nog hates Milk Punch and is always throwing sideways glances at her at family gatherings.
As the napkin says, let it flow.
But seriously, this drink is easy, delicious and it won’t force you to choose between a seasonal beverage and an extra serving of ham. NEVER force a lady to choose between booze and ham.
2 cups of milk
2 cups of half & half
1 cup bourbon
1/2 cup amaretto liquor
3 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Pour all ingredients except powdered sugar and nutmeg into a pitcher and stir.
- Whisk in powdered sugar.
- Serve over ice and grate fresh nutmeg on top.
These should be served in seasonal glasses. If you don’ have seasonal glasses, exit this blog immediately and never return.
We’re officially halfway through December, and we’d be remiss not to deliver some Nog directives right about now.
Some people wait until Christmas to serve up the quality stuff, but I say boo to that. On Christmas, you’re already off work, all the presents have been bought, and you’re pretty much required to eat yourself sick. Why do you need another special treat then?
No, I say we start the nogging now. Because now is the time Christmas is most likely making you her whipping boy with the travel planning, present buying and general insanity of the masses. Sidebar: Have you been to the kids’ toy section at Target lately? Yesterday I got simultaneously boxed out by a redneck looking for LEGOs and almost got run over by a lady in a Hoverround. Merry Freaking Christmas, shoppers!
Anywho, this recipe is from Joy of Cooking, the most classic of all classic cookbooks. It’s simple and delicious. And no, it will not give you salmonella so stop being such a pansy and drink up.
12 eggs (separated)
1 lb confectioner’s sugar
4-8 cups dark rum, brandy, bourbon or rye*
2 quarts whipping cream
- Separate eggs and beat yolks until light in color.
- Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar.
- Add very slowly 2 cups rum (or other liquor).
- Let stand one hour to dispel the “eggy” taste and destroy possibility of salmonella.
- Add, beating constantly, 2-4 cups more of liquor and 2 qts whipping cream.
- Refrigerate 3 hours.
- Beat 8-12 egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into mixture.
- Serve sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg.
*The Chef suggests half rum/half brandy. 2 boozes=twice the fun!
**12/20/2011 Update: I actually went to the trouble to make this last week, and it got rave – I mean RAVE – reviews. I used all three liquors, and I think that was well worth its minimal trouble. Make twice as much as you think you need.
The Chef is all but addicted to the Bourbon Mayo from Bardog, despite his very un-Chef-like (and in my opinion, very illogical) aversion to mayonnaise. That’s probably because the stuff is downright good.
Take a page from the Game Day playbook, though, and go easy on the bourbon at first. The longer it sits, the more potent it gets, so consider that when pouring.
Oh, and try this on fries. It will allow you to fuse America’s obesity epidemic and classy European tradition, and that’s just super cultural and stuff.
2 cups of mayo
1/4 cup of good bourbon, such as Buffalo Trace
3 cloves roasted garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Cover and chill. Serve on burgers or slop up with fries. It’s your world.
While it will undoubtedly unnerve JR that we are prematurely posting a drink that is obviously a spring/summer beverage
on this cold, nasty day, sometimes you need a ray of sunlight at the end of the tunnel to get you through. (Geez, mixed metaphors much? I am NOT on my A-game today folks.)
The Chef says this recipe is a St. Simon’s classic. Sounds to me like Sneaky Punch
‘s slushy Southern cousin. And that simply cannot be bad.
2 6oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 6oz can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3/4 cup lemon juice
2.5 cups bourbon
1 2-liter of 7up/Sprite
- Mix all ingredients.
- Freeze for 8 hours.
- Get slushed.
Apres ski drankin’ continued…you cannot go wrong with a Hot Toddy; they are delicious. However, I love the idea of incorporating fresh ginger to the mix. -ts
a cup or so of apple cider
1 to 2 ounces of dark liquor (bourbon, whiskey or dark rum)
a drizzle of honey a squeeze of lemon
peeled fresh gingerroot, coarsely chopped- thumb size piece will work mulling spices (cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice, nutmeg – whatever you have on hand)
- Add the ginger and mulling spices to the cider and simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat for at least 5 minutes (or a full 15 or more if you want full flavor).
- Drizzle some honey into a mug and add the liquor, hot cider, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir. Optional garnishes: cinnamon stick stirrer, lemon slice