Sunday Sammiches

We’ve been veggie-heavy lately (check out the recent recipe posts here), but sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.  My people, in the words of 3-year-old JW, “just want sammiches.”  Perhaps his sammich…er… sandwich love was inherited from his father.

One day, I asked Wade if I could make his favorite meal.  I anticipated delicacies, seafood, or steak from a fancy restaurant or at least something labor-intensive, but he quickly said it was his mom’s ham sandwiches.  To him, these sandwiches taste like home and Sundays after church.

Home and Sundays.

Between a hoagie bun.

Sounds pretty great, huh?

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.”
 John 14:2 NASB


Start by combining cheese, softened butter, egg, garlic and onion powder.

Mix until spreadable.

Depending on how much your group likes cheese, spread cheese mixture on 4-5 hoagie buns.  We went with extra cheesy on 4 buns. Then add the shaved ham.  Wade’s mom always uses KY Legend ham for her sandwiches, so of course, I just had to!

Generously (like genuine Southern-Sundays-kind-of-generous) spread softened butter on top of the hoagie buns, and give them a good coating of garlic salt.

Place in a hot oven for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and gooey and buns are toasted.

Special note: this is man-food.  Therefore, it’s best served with a side of big-screen play-off football.  Go ahead… and go team!



1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup butter, softened and more reserved for topping

1 egg

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 pound shaved ham (we used KY Legend Ham)

4-5 hoagie buns


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine first five ingredients until mixture is spreadable.  Spread mixture onto 4 or 5 hoagie bun halves.  Place ham on the other half of the bun.  Close up sandwiches.  Generously butter tops of buns and coat with garlic salt.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is good and gooey and buns are browned.  Enjoy!

Author: Neena

When not chasing after her two joyful little boys, Neena enjoys beekeeping, a good cup of coffee, and writing on her blog, “Words Like Honey” ( Neena has spent much of the last decade traveling with her husband, Wade, a former professional baseball player. Throughout the 29 changes of address and the stresses of moving a young family, Neena learned to embrace the peace that only comes from the steady accompaniment of Christ in her heart. She hopes to lead women to a grace-filled life with Jesus through her stories of their baseball adventures and her Appalachian upbringing. Today, Neena and her family are ecstatic to settled back in their Old Kentucky Home.

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