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Roast Beef Roll Ups

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roast beef roll ups

Happy Father’s Day!

Every couple of years or so, my daughter shares her birthday with Father’s day. Today is one of those days. I have always admired my husband in his ability to make the day all about her and not himself. He’s a great husband, a great dad and he can even cook a few things. So Happy Father’s day to my awesome husband, and Happy 13th Birthday to my awesome daughter!

When I first started dating him, I knew he was the one I wanted to be with long before he might have known. He was the dad that lost sleep and went on Field trips with his daughters (he works the night shift), he waited at the bus stop every morning with his kids, he took impromptu trips with his kids for no reason other than it sounded fun and he took them out for ice cream or a treat all the time. I had never met another dad that did these things. Sure I’d see families do them. But not just a single dude with three kids. It was heartwarming.

When we finally started dating, he did these thing with my two children too. In fact, one of the first things he did, was drive me from St. Louis, Missouri all the way down to Louisiana to pick my kids up from their father’s house where they had been for 2 weeks. We all went. Him, me and his three daughter’s. It was a crazy situation but it was wonderful.

I remember thinking on that long car ride, as I barely knew him – this is the guy I want to marry. Who else would offer to drive this far in 1 day to pick up kids he didn’t even really know. Yes, he didn’t even really know my kids yet.

The first month we were together, he made these quick little treats for all of us one afternoon. Since then, we’ve made them for dozens of events and activities. They are just so yummy. Roast beef Roll Ups are so ridiculously simple, can be changed up any way you want and taste great. I don’t know who taught him how to make them, or where he came up with them, but I do know they are delicious. And honestly, I don’t know what he does to them, but they always taste better when he makes them. Maybe they are made with real love each and every time they are made.

Roast Beef Roll Ups

Roast Beef Roll Ups

Yield: 4 -8

These little roll ups are perfect for snacking, or eat 2 or three for a main course. Change ‘em up however you like.


  • 1 can of crescent rolls, 8 ct.
  • 1 lb. deli roast beef
  • 8 sticks of string cheese
  • Condiments and additions of your choice


  1. Begin by rolling out the crescent rolls. Lay them flat on a pan, layer the fat end with loads of roast beef.
  2. Add spinach or mustard or whatever additional stuff you’d like. The possibilities are pretty endless. (A small slice of bacon works great!)
  3. Lay the string cheese on the widest end of the crescent roll and roll forward like you would roll a regular crescent roll, holding it all together so it doesn’t fall out.
  4. Place the crescent roll up on baking sheet and bake as directed on the package of crescent rolls.
  5. (I think it’s about 375 degrees for about 11-13 minutes)
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 3-5 minutes. Serve piping hot and with some dipping sauces or au jus!

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Please be sure and check out the other great posts in today’s Father’s Day Celebration!

Father’s Day Brunch:

Dad’s Favorite Soup, Salads and Bread:

Father’s Day Favorite Main Dishes:

Dad’s Sweet Tooth:


Wine Pairings for Father’s Day ENOFYLZ

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Tom @ Waegook Tom

Sunday 25th of November 2012

That photo...ohmygod DROOL!

Also sorry to hear that you lost your dad so early. Thankfully that didn't happen to me, but I've seen it happen to some of my students before and it's not a nice thing to witness.

Your husband sounds like a great guy! I always know if it'll work out with a guy based on how much effort they put in. Some guys will complain about a twenty minute bus ride. My partner now thought nothing of a two hour train ride every weekend when we lived in different cities. Pretty sure he's the one (touch wood).

Now to hunt down the ingredients for beef rolls...

Laura Hunter

Thursday 28th of June 2012

This would be perfect for my husband's packed lunches


Sunday 17th of June 2012

LOVE your site! This look like the perfect quick meal!

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Monday 18th of June 2012

Thank you so much! It was delicious! :)

Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie

Sunday 17th of June 2012

Simple, delicious. I LOVE this.

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Sunday 17th of June 2012

Very much. Yes. Thank you!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

Sunday 17th of June 2012

Such a great post sharing your stories. And a yummy and fast way to make a delicious snack anytime! They sound great

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