Sunday, October 5, 2014

Food and Family

Hey Messi-Sabey Family (Sorry, Messinas, but you only get two syllables in the hyphenated name, especially since you insist on your name going first!),

We loved the amazing beef sandwiches served at the Messina's reception, so we got the recipe from the caterer, and we made them the other day when we had friends over. Delicious, again!  So here is the recipe for anyone else who wants to have it.  It includes the caterer's comments.

Mini Beef Sandwiches

I will give you the recipe and then tell you what I do!

Per 12 Costco Rolls
4 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 cube of butter
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1Tbls. Poppy seeds
2 tsp onion powder
12 slices deli roast beef
4 slices Swiss cheese cut in fourths
Make sandwiches and place in 9x9 pan close together
Combine remaining ingrd. and spoon over sandwiches. Cover with foil and bake 20-30 min at 350

I only add 1 tsp of mustard, I add 1 tsp garlic pepper and cut the onion powder to 1 tsp. and I add 2 Tbls of Worchestershire sauce (depends on if you like it) and I add this to an entire cube of melted butter!!!
If you can't find garlic pepper make your own. I don't always add all that butter to just 12 but I add it all when I do it in a 9x13 pan with more sandwiches in it. I can squeeze 15-18 in a 9x13. You can use Hawaiian Rolls instead of Costco or SAMs. They are smaller but delicious. And for the wedding I made pot roast instead of deli roast beef.
Also, here is the recipe for the fudge sauce from the Colorado openhouse:

Fudge Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Total Time: 37 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive: 15 min
Cook: 12 min
Yield: 4 cups
Level: Easy
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
2 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat, bring the cream just to a boil then add the brown sugar and stir just until it dissolves. Add small pieces of butter and mix until completely melted, then stir in the chocolate chips. Wait 3 to 5 minutes so that chocolate is very soft before folding it in with a spatula. Stir in the salt and vanilla extract and blend until well incorporated. Let cool for 15 minutes; it will thicken as it cools.

*Cook's Note: Can be stored up to 1 week in the refrigerator in a glass jar. Heat until warm but not hot, before serving.

Thanks for the great foody memories and such a joyful summer.  I love seeing the pictures from the various wedding festivities. The Messinas are so photogenic! Danielle is so kind and talented and beautiful and smart. We are proud to show her off as a new family member. She set a record, I am sure, for scheduling the most piano students in the shortest time. We are also glad for connections with James and Emily at BYU, and we look forward to many years of happy associations. 

The insightful, powerful comments of Mike and Deanna on the issue of women and the priesthood got me thinking, and I have started an essay that I will share with you all, once I have finished a draft, to get your comments.
We love the Messinas.
--Dad Sabey 


  1. No way!!! There's a recipe for those! Those were "mind-bogglingly" delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This is wonderful! Thank you for posting. I'm so lucky to be part of your family :)

  3. Wow. Thank you for so many kind words. We think the Sabeys are a wonderful group and feel blessed to be counted as friends.