We never seem to stop moving around here. We’re always running here or going there and today was no exception. We had some early morning errands to do together, and then it was time to divide and concur. We were going to meet up later and head to a small party with friends. We were supposed to bring a small sandwich tray.
We forgot to order the sandwich tray.
As we split up, we each took a kid. I had Landon. We hit the local Wegmans. He’s usually very good, but he missed his morning nap and was in no mood to tool around the grocery store. I just needed a small sandwich tray, maybe something already made.
They could whip one up in an hour or two, but Landon just wasn’t having it today. He was done. Time to be Super Dad. We did a marathon lap to the bakery and swiped two bags of slider rolls, whizzed around the deli and grabbed some pre-cut lunch meat and cheese packs and finally sped past the cashier (yes we did manage to pay), all while Landon emitted a siren-like cry to warn the other shoppers we were coming through and taking out anyone in our way.
Now, with Landon tucked into bed for an afternoon nap, I set up my little deli station and began making the easiest little sandwich tray ever. I started by laying all the sliders open on a tray. (I save trays that come with store-bought platters from previous parties in the top of the pantry to use for just this type of occasion.) Next, use a circle cutter to pop a bunch of circles in the meats/cheeses of your choice. You can cut from the edges and use half circle to fill the sandwiches a little more and use as much of the meat as possible. Then just pop the meat circles on the sliders. Toss on a couple layers of cheese. Voila!! You just popped out some awesome little sliders for the party.
DON’T TOSS OUT THE SCRAPS!! I knew Landon would be up any minute, so I made up a bowl of scraps for him with some toast slices. I LOADED some scraps on bread from myself and poured a big glass of afternoon brew (iced green tea!). We enjoyed some man time before the ladies returned and then we all headed out with our cool tray of sandwich goodness.
You can be creative and use different meats and cheeses. Add some lettuce (pop out little lettuce circles with the circle cutter as well) or slice up small tomatoes. Maybe even peanut butter and jelly. The sky is the limit.