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Old May 7 2013, 03:16 AM   #18
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Re: Who likes cooking?

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I am by no means a culinary expert, but my philosophy is that if you can boil water, you can cook.
My wife says I can burn water.
My ex, almost literally, burned water. Ruined my best cast aluminum pan by leaving the heat on high for hours... the bottom melted to the burner!

I love to cook. When I was a kid, Mom made a baked Reuben sandwich from a recipe she found. It was my birthday. From that day on, I wanted a Reuben instead of a birthday cake every year. It is a very easy recipe, for those who like a Reuben sandwich. You can vary the meats and/or cheeses for variety.

Those of you who cook from scratch can sneer or do it your way. I know the recipe by heart, so here:
Baked Reuben Sandwich

1 pound Corned beef, or my favorite, Black Forest Ham
1/2 pound Swiss cheese, aged or smoked Cheddar makes for a tasty twist
1 can Sauerkraut
1 teaspoon dry hot mustard
seasoning to taste
1 package (makes 1 loaf) bread mix, I prefer Fleischmann's Italian Herb
either deep dish pie pan or 9"x9" square casserole dish, I can also stretch it to a 9"x13" casserole dish, too

-Prepare bread mix according to directions. Separate into two halves. Let rise.
-While dough rises, squeeze all liquid from sauerkraut
-Mix dry hot mustard and seasoning into sauerkraut thoroughly
-Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray
-Spread with 1/2 bread loaf to coat pan evenly
-Pre-bake bottom loaf, 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes
-Remove from oven
-Spread sauerkraut mixture over pre-baked bread
-Layer meat then top with cheese
-Finally, CAREFULLY spread other 1/2 of bread dough on top
- I like to sprinkle paprika on top for that professional look
- Bake in 350 degree oven according to bread directions
- Remove, let cool, slice and Voila! you have ready made Reuben sandwiches.
I often need to make a double or triple batch when friends, kids and grandchildren are over... it goes fast!
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