Rawtalent posted a super good-looking ham Reuben the other day over at Rawtalent’s Club Eclectia and since I had all of the ingredients and had been thinking along the same lines, I had to have one. I still had some marble rye bread, kraut, & pully ham from New Years Day, homemade 1000 Island dressing, and the Swiss cheese was gone, but I had gruyere.
I don’t know about you, but the engineer in me wants everything to be neat and organized – including my food. For example, I hate it when the ingredients fall off my sandwich or even more when it falls apart. I wanted a warm sandwich and had only ham pieces that had been pulled off, so I decided to build the sandwich by arranging the ham to fit the bread, topping with the cheese and nuking until it melted. I let the cheese cool a little to reset while I heated the kraut and gave the bread and dressing a 15 second nuke – just to take off the chill.
pulley-ham. Normally, I would have scarfed down the entire sandwich, but today I could only eat half. When I went for a physical back before Thanksgiving, the doctor prescribed phentermine (the safe half of Phen-Fen) to help me lose some weight and I’ve lost 12 pounds and I broke even thru the holidays. In addition to increased energy, it makes me very full sooner than normal, so I eat alot less. Coupled with some participation in Bev's diet, I'm hopeful.
I ate this lunch on BBQ day and it turned out to be a cold rainy & snowy day. But, later in the day, the snow became the big, soft, half dollar sized flakes - I love it when it does that and I learned that if I used the sports setting on the camera, I could get a shot of it.
Have a good one.