Thursday, March 12, 2009
Bargain Meal of the Week March 12th
I'm still recovering from the kids' birthday party on Sunday- which is why artwork and recipes have been scarce around here!!! Add the time change to all that and I've just been walking around wishing for a nap all day. I have been cooking though! We have managed to eat a homecooked dinner every night this week so far. I'm cravin' some Tavern on the Plaza for this weekend though ;)
Now for the real reason why you're here- the Bargain Meal of the Week! Country Mart is having some special sales for the upcoming St. Patrick's day and I would LOVE to share our favorite meal using corned beef- Reuben Subs. My husband LOVES these. This is another one of those meals that is going to add up to close to $10 to make but it makes 8 large servings or even 12 smaller servings if you have a side dish with your sub or are feeding a crowd (Or if your husband is a gorilla and eats half of it at dinner like mine!). Whatever the case- you have GOT to try this recipe!!!
This is what will be on my menu for St. Patrick's day next week :)
1 corned beef brisket (I usually get a large one so there is leftover meat but a 1.5-2lb piece is enough) $1.89/lb this week
1 loaf of french bread $1.50 everyday at CM
Thousand Island dressing (Kraft dressings on sale for $2.39 this week including low fat and fat free if you are looking for a lighter version)
1/4 lb sliced swiss cheese from deli (on sale for $5.99/lb this week)
1 can sauerkraut (not on sale this week surprisingly, but should cost $1 or less)
1. Cook your corned beef brisket with the spice pack following the directions on the package. You have some choices here so just choose your desired method of cooking. I prefer to actually put mine in the crock pot all day long- simply cover it with water and add the spice packet, cook on low for 8 hours.
2. Slice the cooked meat and set aside. Cut your loaf of french bread open and lay the two pieces side by side on a jelly roll pan. Brush a small amount of olive oil over the bread and put it under the broiler just until it is lightly toasted.
3. Remove the top portion of your french bread from the pan. Top the bottom half of the bread with sliced swiss cheese, corned beef, and sauekraut. Place under the broiler for another 5-8 minutes or until toasty and hot. Drizzle with thousand island dressing and top with the top half of your toasted french bread.
Serve with extra thousand island dressing for dipping- and a fork- your'll need it ;)
And- I'll be back later with something wonderful and scrappy... *it's a new designer purse album!*