Rollin’ in the Deep

Published by Table for One

As a single girl in her early twenties living in Las Vegas, you’d think that I have all the time in the world to host or attend parties.


Let’s be real — who even has much time for themselves these days? I work 55 hours a week — I know I don’t.

So, as a single girl in her early twenties living in Las Vegas with a busy work schedule, you’d think that I would try my best to keep up with the party scene any weekend I could.

Still wrong.

You see, when I say busy, I mean busy. Outside from my heavy responsibilities as the general manager of a restaurant, I also have other obligations to tend to in the evening after work 2 to 3 times in a week. I know — I’m pretty crazy, right?

So yes — it is safe to assume that I don’t have much time for parties — or should I say social gatherings in general? Well, whatever you want to call them they usually require food — as if they weren’t stressful enough!

That’s why I was relieved to know that I was not in charge of any food at my boyfriend’s family’s Super Bowl gathering earlier this month. It was a small group, yet the thought of keeping 8 people fed during a 3 hour game seemed pretty daunting to me.

But I was proven wrong! It’s actually pretty simple! I realized this when my boyfriend’s sister asked me if I wanted to learn how to make Ham Rolls.


What You Need

  • Sliced deli ham
  • 1 brick of cream cheese
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Toothpicks


Now, what you’ll need to do is set it up to where the cream cheese and the ham are easily accessible because this is going to get kind of messy.

sliced cream cheese
To start off, cut the cream cheese length-wise about half an inch off.
cream cheese on ham
Take this strip of cream cheese and place it length-wise on the top slice of ham.

The next step is easy!

rolling the ham
You’re going to roll the ham into the strip of cream cheese until you finish the roll. (Hey — is that why they call it a Ham Roll?)

If you thought that was easy, wait until you do this next part.

toothpicks in a ham roll
Take 4 toothpicks (I hope they are colored) and stick them in the Ham Roll them as evenly apart as you can. You want to leave enough space between them to cut with a knife.

Wonderful! Once you cut through these fun rolls, you can start placing them on the serving dish or letting your guests grab them and eat them as you go — whatever floats your boat!

These delicious little rolls of cream cheese bliss took me less than 10 minutes — and kept the family happy!