This past weekend we hosted a board gaming day for a group of friends. It was potluck so I made turkey and ham sliders, slow cooker hot cocoa, and butterbeer cupcakes. All of the recipes were a hit! Especially the sliders and hot cocoa.
The Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa from Number 2 Pencil was very easy to make. I doubled the recipe since we were expecting 18 people. It was good, but a little too sweet for me especially after I added a shot of butterscotch schnapps (it was a hot cocoa bar!). If I make this again, I would leave out the second can of sweetened condensed milk and maybe all of the granulated sugar.
The Darn Good Ham and Cheese Sliders from Perfecting the Pairing were ridiculously easy to make. I bought sweet Hawaiian rolls for the ham and cheese sliders and white rolls for the turkey and cheese sliders. I did half of each kind of sandwich with cheddar or provolone cheese. I cut the half a cheese slice in half again and placed one piece on the bottom of the roll and one on top of the meat. I did that all ahead of time. I put all the ingredients for the glaze into a microwave safe container and stored that in the fridge as well. When we were ready to eat, I microwaved the glaze and poured it over the sandwiches before popping them in the over for about 15 minutes or so. Delicious!
Lastly, I finally made something from one of my favorite YouTube channels, Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies! I made a double recipe since I was unsure of how many the recipe would make, which was way too many (48!). I also bought heavy cream instead of buttermilk by accident. I ended up using whole milk with a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in place of the buttermilk. I think if I had actually used buttermilk, the cupcakes would have puffed up nicer. Since the cupcakes were so short, I spooned on the butterscotch ganache rather than dipping them and this worked just fine. The were quite tasty and super cute!