Hooray for another virtual party! Today we are honoring our food blogging friend, Kelsey, over at Apple a Day. She is getting married, so Amy from Sing For Your Supper organized a virtual bridal shower to celebrate the anticipation of her big day.
I already had my eye on these crescent roll appetizers, so I knew almost instantly what I would contribute. In real life, Ben and I ate these for lunch a few days ago, and oh boy were they good. Even though one is pretty filling, I ate two of them and Ben snuck in three. This tells you how lip-smacking they are, because he's usually disciplined at stopping after one serving, no matter what the dish.
After checking out the recipe, I almost added a slice of cheese to each roll. However, for reasons I don't remember, I decided against it. Interestingly, as we were eating these, Ben and I agreed that they tasted like there were cheese in them! Strange, I know. I'm glad I left the cheese out, since the taste was there anyway.
These ham and asparagus wraps are a nice option for an appetizer at a party because they offer both a vegetable and meat option. They are also very easy to assemble so you can focus on the more important part of the party...having fun!
Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll-ups
Yield: 8 roll-ups
16 asparagus spears, cut down to about 3 1/2-inches with the head
1 (8 oz) package refrigerated crescent rolls
1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
16 thin slices of ham
Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
Place the asparagus in a covered casserole dish. Add water until just covering the asparagus. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, separate the crescent roll dough into 8 triangles and lay flat on the baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of the mustard on each triangle.
Drain the asparagus. Wrap two spears together in two slices of ham, then place at the wide end of a dough triangle and roll up the dough. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Serve warm.
Source: The Fresh Fridge