Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i think you think i think about food a lot. you are right.

i think about food 90% of my day. what the last superb meal was that i ate, what the next meal is i am going to make. food, food, food. and especially since i come ever closer to the last few months of my pregnancy. food!

i crave mostly vinegar based or salty things. dunno why. i am sure there is some medical explanation for that somewhere, but i just really don't care that much to find out.

recently, i crave sauerkraut. i have literally filled a hot dog bun with only kraut and pickles.

i figured i would snazzy up my taste buds a bit tonight and make an old standard kraut dish. reuben sandwiches. of course, i did not have the exact perfect ingredients, but these worked exceptionally.

mine, of course, with EXTRA sauerkraut.

Jami's Reubens:

wheat french loaf
pepper studded thin sliced pastrami (i used hillshire farms)
provolone cheese
thousand island dressing
dijon mustard

slice the bread, layer ingredients, and grill. we grill on, what i consider the king of ghetto indoor grills, the George Foreman. but, by gum, i use that thing like crazy and it makes excellent grilled sandwiches.

to cap off the meal, i treated myself to a post kid's bedtime snack. coffee and butter topped banana bread. i, no lie, have hidden the last 3 inches of this banana bread loaf under the aforementioned sauerkraut, and have snuck slices whenever i can the past week. thankfully, no one has asked if there is bread left. i don't think i could lie about it......or COULD i?

Banana Bread:

3 overripe bananas
1 cup unbleached white bread flour
1 cup whole wheat bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
1 egg

mash the bananas in a large bowl. add flours, salt, and baking soda. in separate bowl, cream sugar, egg, and butter. add to banana mix. stir until you see no more clumps. pour into oiled/or buttered/or sprayed loaf pan. bake at 350 for one hour. let cool about 20 minutes before turning out. voile!

sweet endings to you!

1 comment:

  1. That is so funny....I picked up a Rueben sandwich at Glen Genes yesterday on my home from Chatt...and savored it bite by bite...it was so good!



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