DH came home from the grocery store today with deli corned beef and the instructions from the sales lady behind the counter to make a Reuben sandwich at home. The lady told him she was a cook in a restaurant for 20 years and this is how they made Reuben's:
Instruction #1: Toast the bread in a skillet as though you were making a grilled cheese.
So I put 4 buttered-side-down pieces of bread in a skillet with a slice of baby Swiss cheese atop each.
Instruction #2. As the bread toasts, warm up the corned beef in a second skillet.
I did that.
In a matter of a few minutes everything in the skillet was done.
Instruction #3: Top with cole slaw and then the second slice of bread.
As instructed, I put the corned beef atop a slice of Swiss cheese bread, added cole slaw and topped it with the second slice of bread.
It is the time of year when I like to make Caramelized Pears for dessert. I asked DH to buy some pears and he brought home 4 of them. We had two for tonight's dessert and saved two for tomorrow.
Did you notice the dried Limelight hydrangeas in the background?
These were so easy to make and so good. I just cored them from the bottom, used a veggie peeler to remove half of the skin, added about 2 TBLS brown sugar, 1 oz. of Chardonnay and then baked them at 350 degrees until soft (a little over an hour). I removed them from the oven three times to spoon the liquid over the pear, so they did not dry out. Here is a pic to show the amount of liquid during one of the spoonings.
When the pear is soft and the caramel liquid is thickened, they are ready to remove from the oven. If cooked too long the liquid will harden as it cools--hard like rock candy...you don't want to cook it that long. These are best served warm. They were swoon-over delicious! Even DH thought so and he is not usually that crazy over a fruit dessert. If you don't have or like wine, you can use another liquid. Last year I used diet 7-up. You could use fruit juice or even water, if that is all you have on hand.
Earlier today I made a new leather/animal handbag. I won't repost it here, but you can see it on my quilting/sewing blog. Just clik here.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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