Reuben – My St. Patty’s Day Treat
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Today I’m bringing you a quick and easy way to get your Corned Beef and Cabbage in!
There is this place in Decatur, Alabama that I just love – even though I have only eaten there three times.
~makes a mental note to get out more ~
Anyway, they serve these great sandwiches, freshly sliced meats and cheeses and then toasted to perfection. The name of the place is “The Brick” and its located inside an old brownstone downtown. There is usually live music in the evenings and while the service tends to be a wee bit on the slow side when I’ve been before, you can’t complain because that just means you get to soak up the atmosphere a little more.
Speaking of which, when was the last time you called the manager over and complimented good service? Everyone seems set on complaining when service is bad but so few of us think to compliment good service. I’ try to counter this by never complaining at bad service and making it a point to seek out management when service is above par in any way.
I have even done this at mediocre service. Hey, I’m easy to please! Its kind of fun, too. See someone who is halfheartedly doing a job, likely just tired and flat wore out, seek out their boss and compliment them. Their boss in turn passes on compliments and this starts an entirely different cycle. Give it a shot and I swear you’ll get a thrill out of putting smile where there wasn’t one before!
You’ll need: Swiss cheese, corned beef, rye bread, and sauerkraut.
Oh my goodness how I love sauerkraut! When we were little, Mama browned it in a skillet with slices of weenies for supper. We usually had that and fried potatoes and pinto beans with cornbread for supper. I would put ketchup on my sauerkraut and weenies and it was the best dinner as a kid!
You can get these at your local Deli counter and just get whatever you need so there is no waste or additional cost .
For my sauce (which you can leave out if you like), I just mixed up a little ketchup and mayo.
Tablespoon of each, stirry, stirry!
Spread some butter or margarine on the outside of each piece of bread.
Y’all know I use whatever is cheapest…
Bring on the hydrogenated oils!!
I put a layer of Swiss cheese first..
Top with corned beef.
Have you ever noticed how much prettier a sandwich is if you fold and layer the meat rather than just laying them flat?
At this point I realized that no one in my house eats sauerkraut but me (dropped on their heads as children – the whole lot of ‘em!) so I decided I might as well add one more thing that no one likes but me…
Bring on the sliced banana peppers!
Even though I am going to do all of this myself, it is fun to shout it out as if waiting for servants to appear!
Just don’t hold your breath. I don’t want anyone passing out or hyperventilating. We’d have an awful hard time explaining our little servant fantasies to paramedics.
Our sandwich is ready to be toasted!
Place it in a skillet and brown on both sides over medium heat.
We just want our bread browned and toasted and our cheese a little melted.
Yum yum yum!
I gotta be lucky today to get to eat one of these!
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Be sure and keep up with me on facebook this week as I set off on a road trip adventure. We’ll be playing games, chatting along the way, and eventually you’ll find out where I’m going!