We're always on the lookout for quick and easy dinners that require very little effort on my part. I am super excited to share our yummy Ham & Swiss Stromboli with you!
Whether you're looking for an easy dinner before running out to a baseball game or you just need something that's a no-brainer when all you want to do is plop on the couch, this is a win!
- 1 tube refrigerated crusty French loaf
- 6 oz thinly sliced deli ham
- 3 sliced green onions, sliced
- 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (optional)
- 6 oz. Swiss cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Unroll French loaf onto a greased baking sheet.
- Place ham all over, leaving ½ inch of an edge.
- Place Swiss cheese on top of ham.
- Sprinkle with green onions and bacon.
- Roll up the dough jellyroll style and seal the ends by tucking them under.
- Make several ¼ inch deep slits in the dough.
- Bake seam side down 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly before serving and serve warm.
On nights when there is nothing going on and we're not running out the door to do something, we enjoy sitting down and watching something on Netflix together.
I will be the first one to admit that our television is on too much, but it's not like the kids are always watching it. For the most part, it is background noise. So, while many people assume “too much” TV is bad for the kids, there are some great topics addressed in some of your kid's favorite shows! Thanks to Netflix, we're able to start some conversations about real-life issues.
No matter what you're going through, chances are there's a show and episode that can help you kickstart a dialogue with your kid just by watching together.
For the little kids:
Buzzbee and Rubee compete over who Babee (their new sibling) gets to room with. Mom and Dad must explain to Buzzbee and Rubee that Babee needs to grow up before she can share a room.
Larry and Laura Carrot want to adopt puppies but quickly learn it takes responsibility in order to watchover and care for a pet of their own.
Following the Rules
Mama tells Oona and Baba to stay close with a storm approaching. After ignoring her advice, Oona and Baba get stuck in a seagull nest during the heavy thunderstorms.
For the big kids:
After Dulcinea feels like no one in the group needs her help, she tries to use a newly-discovered wishing star to show her worth — but fails — showing her that presence alone has lit up her friends’ lives all along.
After McKeyla insists she works better alone, she learns that four is better than one when her friends jump in to help her rescue the Prince from a botched space mission.
After getting grounded for sneaking off to Bobby Popko’s house, Jackson realizes he needs to stand up for what he knows is right and not give in to please his friends.
For the teens:
Social Media FOMO
Cory challenges his class to unplug from their phones for a week. When Riley and her crush Lucas sit down to talk face-to-face, personal stories bring them closer.
Kimmy quickly realizes that she can’t fix her problems by simply “Buhbreezing” them away – real change comes from the inside.
According to the kids of Degrassi Community School, butts are the new boobs. But Shay’s realization that “brains are the new butts” can speak to a number of body image insecurities.
Now go make our Ham and Swiss Stromboli, enjoy your easy dinner, and get some quality conversation in with your kiddos while enjoying a show they love!
This post is written as part of my partnership with Netflix through the Netflix Stream Team.