Growing up, we ate dinner around the table almost every night. It was just a given that dinner would be around 6 PM and home cooked by my mom. When I went off to college, I started to catch the cooking bug too.
After hours of Food Network (remember 30 Minute Meals?!) and calling my mom for recipes when I was younger, I finally feel like a pretty decent cook now as an adult.
As a mom of 4 kids, we don’t go out to eat much. Cooking dinners at home is important to me so I know exactly what my family is eating…plus it’s cheaper! We love to catch up on our days and chat about life around the table. Yes, we will have one or two picky eaters, but for the most part dinner time is enjoyable.
We have theme nights and my girls are obsessed with Sandwich night. Hawaiian roll sliders have taken over our menu this year and I totally love them too. You can make a variety of options and they’re quick and easy!
These sliders have a bit of an Italian twist with pesto, totally reminiscent of a favorite Italian sub at a restaurant in my hometown. When I was little, as a special treat we would go here and I fell in love with bold varieties of deli meat like salami and sopressata.
When I’m cooking for my kids, I don’t stick to just things I think should be “kid friendly”. Pesto is one of their favorite sauces for pasta or pizza, salami or spicy pepper jack cheese is a go-to for sandwiches. Don’t shy away from certain things, you never know what kids will eat!
Did you know Carl Buddig and Company is celebrating 75 years? They’re owned and operated by third and fourth generation family members, based in Illinois. We enjoy Buddig lunch meat for it’s price point and taste–the honey ham is the best! They’re available across the country at your local grocery store.
Ham & Salami Pesto Sliders
Easy weeknight staple meal: Hawaiian roll sliders. This version has an Italian twist with pesto and provolone. Be sure to pick up Buddig lunch meat at your local grocery store!
- 1 package 12 Hawaiian Rolls
- 1 package (16 oz) Buddig Honey Ham
- 1 package (2 oz) Buddig Cotto Salami
- 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
- 1 tablespoon Mayo
- 1 package thinly sliced provolone cheese
- 1 tbsp Everything Bagel spice
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
In a small ramekin, stir melted butter and brown sugar. Set aside.
Since the Hawaiian Rolls are usually in one block, cut in half horizontally, leaving them attached at top at bottom. Set the top half aside.
Spread Pesto and mayo on the bottom, mixing together with a knife. Top with provolone cheese.
Next, layer ham, then finish with salami. Put the top half back on.
Using a brush, coat the buns with the butter and brown sugar mix. Sprinkle with Everything Bagel spice.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Let sit for 4-5 minutes before slicing into 12 sandwiches.
To celebrate the big 75th Anniversary, Buddig is giving customers the opportunity to win up to $75,000 worth of prizes. FINGERS CROSSED for you! Here’s how to enter:
To say “thank you” to the meal makers that have impacted your life, make a 1-minute video to share on social media and the Buddig website to enter.
- Content can be entered under the “Submit Your Story” tab, and each submission will be eligible to win up to $25,000.
- Winners will be selected by the authenticity of their story, context relevance, audience appeal, quality of their video and by the number of votes they receive.
- Grand Prize Winner – One lucky winner will be awarded $25,000 and will receive an additional product “Prize Pack” at $125 value.
- First Prize – Four candidates will receive $7,500.
- Second Prize – 20 candidates will receive $750.
- Additional Prizes – Throughout the 13-week promotion, five candidates will be selected to receive $75 each week.
Candidates must be 18 years or older at the time of entry. The promotion is open to applicants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is limited to one submission per household. The deadline for submission is Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST. To upload your video or get more information, be sure to visit https://thankyou.buddig.
What’s your favorite type of Buddig lunch meat? Do you like Hawaiian roll sliders?