This warm, melty, gooey, comforting croissant sandwich has been on my mind for weeks. Ever since the thought popped into my brain, I haven’t stopped craving it! I brought it to work today for lunch and was just counting down the minutes until I could eat it. THEY ARE SO GOOD. Does this give you a small peak into my food-obsessed brain? The fact that I was counting down the minutes until lunch while I was at work?
Well…it should. Because I do have a food-obsessed brain. And it’s a problem sometimes. Fo reals.
Sometimes the simple recipes are the best. You use just a few really great, high quality ingredients, don’t mask their flavors, and you end with an easy but delicious meal. These sandwiches are a perfect example of this. All we have here are croissants, ham, Swiss cheese, and the honey mustard sauce (which also only contains a few ingredients).
The key is to use really nice ham and really nice cheese (and really nice croissants if you can find them – I just got mine from the bakery section of the grocery store). We got Boar’s Head ham and Boar’s Head Swiss, aaaaannnddd DROOL they were good.
This sandwich is simple, simple, simple, but MAN is it mouthwatering. I’m in love. Not to mention it’s the easiest meal ever to make. Throw these babies together and make a simple salad while they’re baking away in the oven, and you’ve got yourself a meal! Or you can skip the salad and eat like eleven of these sandwiches each over the kitchen counter, which is what Seth and I did last night…ma B.
As much as I love these sandwiches, I hate the pictures equally as much. Haaaate. I had to take these after work yesterday instead of on a weekend like I usually do. Seth got home super late Thursday night after being in the field for over three weeks, so I wanted to spend my weekend with him and then cook for the blog on Monday (I had off work for President’s Day 👏). But Monday came around, and it was icky and dark and gloomy outside, so it was no bueno for food photography.
So I rushed home after work yesterday and made these and photographed them as quickly as I could. But even with my speediness, it was still too dark in my house, so I had to go outside and take these pictures. Which just made everything all weird and funky. BUT it’s worth it because the recipe is bae.
Want to know something exciting that happened this weekend? Seth and I painted the baby’s nursery! Well. We painted half of it together and then he finished the rest when he was off work yesterday, cause he’s da best. We don’t know the gender yet (we find out on March 2nd), but we knew we wanted the walls to be a soft, cozy gray whether it was a boy or a girl. In fact, the entire nursery is pretty much designed already, and a lot of the stuff is already bought.
If we wanted to not find out the gender until the birth, it would be SO easy nursery wise because the whole thing is so neutral. The goal is comfy and cozy, so it’s a mix of creams and grays. Cable knit blankets. Fuzzy rug. Cream rocking chair. Stuff like that!
So we have the walls painted, we are putting together the changing table today, which matches the crib that’s on its way to us now. We have another small, more decorative cream dresser that someone already gave to us years ago, and we have a big, fuzzy, soft gray rug. It’s a significantly lighter gray than the walls, so it doesn’t clash (hopefully it doesn’t clash – we are trying that out in the room today, too).
Once we find out the gender, we are just going to get a bunch of gender specific decorations for the walls and surfaces so it actually looks like a boy/girl’s room. And they will all come from Hobby Lobby. Have you seen their nursery decorations section?? I doubt it’s all specifically for “nurseries” – a lot of it is probably just for kids’ rooms in general, but OH man, it’s all so adorable it makes me want to cry.
Anyway, that’s the nursery plan! I’ll post pictures when it’s done 😀.
In the mean time…sandwiches 😍.
- 4 croissants, sliced in half to make sandwiches
- 8 slices of good quality ham (we used Boar's Head)
- 4 slices of good quality Swiss cheese (we used Boar's Head mild Swiss)
- For the honey mustard sauce:
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- In a small bowl, mix your sauce ingredients together thoroughly (Dijon mustard, honey, and onion powder)
- To assemble each sandwich, spread the sauce onto both sides of the croissants (the amount you want will depend on your preference, but we like to slather it on there)
- Add two slices of ham and one slice of Swiss cheese
- Wrap each sandwich snuggly in foil and place in a baking dish
- Bake for about 20 minutes
Nutrition info is for one sandwich.
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