Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Challenge day 12....dinner at the Thompsons....Foodie Friday

My 2 comrade in arms ditched me on the challenge (no eating out for a month)...It's okay...I forgive you both! I am still staying strong:) Luckily, I remembered to throw a banana in my purse on the way out the door this morning, so Lil d had a snack to tide him over till we got home for lunch...phew!

For dinner tonight, I decided to try and make Reuben sandwiches.  I LOVE Reuben sandwiches...but I have never made them before...what was I thinking?

I bought a corn beef brisket at Walmart for $4.50 (and I will be using it for another meal Saturday...that's cheap).  It was my first time cooking a corn beef brisket...but WILL NOT be the last!

Reuben Sandwiches

1 corn beef brisket
swiss cheese
thousand island dressing
rye bread

Cook brisket in crock pot on high for 8 hours. (I also read that you can cook it on high for 3 hours, then low for 10-12 hours...what, am I going to put it in the night before?). Slice it thin and layer on rye bread with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and dressing. Delicious! I think each sandwich cost around $1.50 (crazy right?....crazy good).


Jamie said...

I bought corned beef last week and cooked it, I must have got a bad piece because it was so greasy. There were very few good spots but not many. Rob loves Rubens but he thought I had cooked it in oil, ick!! I do want to try again just need to find better meat.

Mary said...

We love Reubens, but I've never used the crock-pot to make the corned beef. Now you've got me thinking.

Mrs. P. said...

BIG reuben fan here! Congratulations on staying strong on not eating out. Not so easy. Your sandwiches look super yummy!


Keep'n up with the Cameron said...

Hey, I'm back on track! I'm impressed I only cheated once!!!! I looooooove you sooooooo much!!!! I just love reading your do good work!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You've got me salivating! I've never met a Reuben I didn't love! This looks great! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous FOODIE FRIDAY!

ButterYum said...

I've never cooked my corned beef briskets in a crock pot. Sounds interesting... thanks for sharing the technique.


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