Sunday, November 9, 2014

Easy Ham and Cheese Crescents

This morning, at 5:30, I created a bucket list.  It consists of one item: Sleeping until 8am.  I'm not asking for much, right? That's what I thought.  Still, this one simple item manages to evade me.  Someone recently told me that it takes your body a week to adjust to the time change.  We're past that.  Maybe next weekend?  For now I'll just sit here and drink my delicious coffee from my favorite coffee house, Coffee Times.

Coffee Times is a magical place.  It's not your typical, conglomerated, big business coffee shop.  It's a local spot filled to the brim with character.  I mean To. The. Brim.  One can find anything coffee related there from unique coffee cups to tea pots to journals and fun napkins.  Yes, napkins can be fun.  Not only can you get a fantastic cup of joe (or tea), you can get a great lunch or delicious sweets which are locally made.  The baristas are so great at this place and the amount of beans that you can choose from to take home and brew yourself is mind blowing.  Seriously.  Look them up online and if you're ever in Lexington, check them out--or any of the local coffee shops.  We have a ton which makes the 45,000 Starbucks in this city unnecessary.  I'm not sure what my vendetta towards that place is all about.  Maybe I'm just irritated because they've swayed way too many people into drinking bad coffee.  I'll stop now.

So lately, I've noticed that the man friend has been ham and cheese crazy.  It doesn't matter what meal it is but after watching him chow down on a ham and cheese bagel at McGee's Bakery (another local Lexington gem that you must check out) for breakfast a couple of weeks ago, I had an idea. When I saw that crescents were on sale, the idea came to fruition.  I like to surprise him by making freezer dishes.  That way they won't spoil in the fridge and he can grab as many as he wants and throw it in the microwave.  Kind of a grab and go idea.  He was the inspiration behind the freezer breakfast burritos and now the Easy Ham and Cheese Crescents.  Food is how I show my love and it's my favorite gift to give.

Easy Ham and Cheese Crescents

1 package crescent rolls
4 slices ham
4 slices cheese (I used American)
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Unroll the crescents.  Cut each slice of ham and cheese in half.  Place a half slice of ham on the wide end of the crescent and top with a half slice of cheese.  Roll up the crescent starting with the wide end.  Place on a baking sheet.  Brush with the egg.  Repeat with the 7 other crescents.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

At this point, you have two options.  Devour these buddies while standing over the kitchen sink or let them cool, wrap in wax paper, place in a freezer bag, put them in the freezer and give them to someone you like.  You can reheat them in the microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Those sound delicious! I wish I had seen this yesterday, when I was actually making things to freeze for breakfast. Oh well! Can't wait to try them!