My husband and I are brand new empty-nesters since our oldest daughter was the last of our three children to move out this past May. You would think that since I had been cooking for three up until then, that cooking for two would be just about the same....well, it's not. Even when our daughter was home, we still had lots of leftovers so I already needed to gear down the amounts I was fixing for meals.
Sometimes I can cut a recipe in half easily. I also like to make the whole recipe, divide it into two separate containers and freeze half of it before cooking, then I have a meal already made and all I have to do is thaw it out and pop it in the oven, and decide what to serve with it.
I got the recipe online and tweaked it a bit. Like a reuben sandwich, it calls for corned beef and caraway seeds. Living out here in the boondocks I don't often get my hands on corned beef and I HATE caraway seeds. So, I like to use sausage instead of the corned beef and I just nix the caraway seeds altogether.
I get the munchies when I'm cooking sometimes, so tonight I am indulging in kettle cooked jalapeno chips and diet ginger ale....quirky combination, right?
Now, I know I've made a huge cooking faux pas by serving such a monochromatic meal, but, really...who cares!
We picked the corn fresh on Sunday night from a friend's garden and I just can't get enough of it, it is SO GOOD!
I know...I'll have a glass of wine - that should add a little bit of color!
yeah, I know....more monochromatic food...oh well...shoot me!
Here's the link to the original recipe if you want to try it:
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