Amy Atlas party, but here are a few of my real life favorites!
Nothing says 'lady' like a Ribbon Sandwich! These delicious delights were popular in the '70's. They were on the menu at the first bridal shower I attended. It was love at first bite; I have been making Ribbon Sandwiches for almost 40 years. I think my original recipe came from a Betty Crocker Cookbook.
I have updated this simple sandwich many times as trends and products have changed. I have made these sandwiches on pink and blue bread for baby showers. The sandwiches are best made a day or two before the party. I like to make the fillings and invite a friend to help make the sandwiches 'assembly line' style
Golden Cheese Spread
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Bon Appettie
Ham Salad Filling
2 cups ground cooked ham (I use my food processor)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup minced celery
2 Tablespoons sweet pickles, minced
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper
To make sandwiches, use 3 slices of sandwich bread. Butter one side of each slice, spread ham salad on one slice, cheese spread on another and top with the third slice of bread. Trim crusts off each sandwich stack. At this point I put the sandwich stacks in a plastic bag. They can be refrigerated for a few days. To serve slice stack in half, then slice each half into 3 'ribbons'.
This makes about 8-9 sandwich stacks or about 50-60 ribbons. I alternate wheat and white bread, look for 'square' sandwich style bread. Have fun....Make peanut butter and jam for the kids! I will post more fun and easy shower foods soon.