Reuben Quiche and My Favorite Snowman

When I saw how much leftover corned beef I would have, I immediately decided to make a Reuben quiche for breakfast yesterday morning.Ā  Allison, you will love this!

Reuben Quiche (printer friendly version here)

Makes 4 servings (255 calories, 16 fat, 3.7 carbs, .4 fiber and 23 protein)


3 eggs
1 cup egg whites
6 ounces corned beef
2 ounces Swiss cheese
2 ounces sauerkraut
1 pinch of pepper
1/2 cup 2% milk


  1. Chop leftover corned beef into bite sized pieces. Dice up Swiss cheese and chop sauerkraut.
  2. Put whole eggs in large bowl and mix well. Add egg whites and remaining ingredients. Pour into pie plate and bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until set and browned on top.
  3. There is enough salt in the corned beef and cheese that you don’t need to add any additional.

it was really hard to wait for this to cool enough to cut šŸ˜€

My plate:

This was so good!Ā  I thought the sauerkraut might be weird in a quiche, but all the ingredients worked wonderfully together.Ā  This one is a keeper!

After Hannah and I went to the grocery store, we decided to do our long walk/jog.Ā  It took us 50 minutes.Ā  We then drove to see how far it was, both joking back and forth that it was probably 6 or 9 miles.Ā  Um, turns out it is only a 2.9 walk, but hey, it’s better than nothing! šŸ˜€

nothing but blue skies šŸ˜€

As we were walking, we passed by a Christmas tree farm.

It totally reminded me of our first Christmas together as a family in 2001.Ā  Hannah was 9 and my step-son was 11.Ā  When we first moved to our town in July of 2001, I saw that we had a Christmas tree farm and thought what a great first family memory to have to chop down our first family Christmas tree!Ā  Until we got there and found out they started at $65!

No way we were going to spend that much money on a tree (and have to do all the work!) so we went to the VFW hall and got a $19 tree.Ā  Tony chopped off the bottom of the tree before we put it in our tree stand.Ā  Joe took the stump and peeled off the bark and just started sanding it.Ā  He sanded it for hours!Ā  When I asked him what he was going to do with it, he said he couldn’t decide.

So Christmas morning, Joe hands me a gift.Ā  This is what was inside:

He hand painted a snowman for me!Ā  I was so touched because it was such a loving gesture and I really felt happy that I had married his Dad.Ā Ā  Fast forward nine years and this is the first snowman I look for to put out and the last one I put away.Ā Ā  I love you Joe! (even though you beat me in football picks this week!) šŸ˜€

When we got back from our walk it was already 3:30, so I just heated up a cup of my butternut squash soup and a few crackers to tide me over until dinner.

So for dinner I found a recipe for Chicken Cordon Blue from Kaylyn’s Kitchen.Ā Ā  In the recipe she said not to skip buying grueyere cheese because it made the dish.Ā  When I went to my deli, I couldn’t find it behind the deli counter, but asked if they had it.Ā  He found it, showed it to me and I said “why don’t you cut me one big slice about an inch and a half.”Ā  He handed the cheese to me, I got some buffalo style turkey breast, threw the stuff in my cart and headed to the check out.

It wasn’t until I got home and noticed how expensive it was!

I thought it was delicious paired with brown rice.Ā  Although I think Tony was disappointed, because when I said “how about Chicken Cordon Blue for dinner?”Ā  I think he was thinking of those frozen ones when you cut into them butter just oozes all over.Ā  Mine were sans butter, but still delicious. šŸ˜€

Even though I spent $11+ dollars on cheese, I still had a great grocery shop:

On the menu:Ā  (remember breakfast and lunch is just me)


  • Reuben Quiche
  • breakfast pizza with gluten free flour
  • egg mcmuffin with canteloupe
  • oatmeal pancakes
  • egg white omelet with black beans, pepper and cheese


  • butternut squash soup and salad
  • buffalo chicken chili over spaghetti squash
  • Pork posole stew with cheese quesadilla
  • brown rice and sausage stuffed zucchini
  • stuffed pepper with gluten free pasta


  • Salisbury steak with green beans
  • chicken wings/celery/blue cheese dressing
  • asian pork chops with stir fry veggies and brown rice
  • grilled chicken chopped cobb salad
  • cauliflower crust pizza (going to try that again!)

So while I had a great time being home this past week, it will nice to get back into a routine.Ā  I didn’t drink nearly enough water, so I decided to skip this week’s weigh in and will step on the scale next Monday.

Hope you had a great holiday weekend.Ā  Happy Monday! šŸ˜€


34 thoughts on “Reuben Quiche and My Favorite Snowman

  1. Your meals for the week look so good! They are making me hungry.

  2. You are going to adopt me, right? šŸ™‚

    Love the snowman story. That is so sweet.

  3. Reuben quiche???!!!! I want that!!!

    Your meals for the week sound awesome, Biz! Great planning!

  4. Glad the reuben quiche turned out great Biz!

    I would like it without the sauerkraut though!

    I’ll call you when I get to work

  5. The quiche looks great – a definite for this week.
    Re: Gruyere – it is crazy expensive but nothing tastes like it. It’s entirely worth an occasional splurge.
    Am I your only reader who didn’t know about Joe? Another sweetheart in your life! And beneficiary of your Bizzy Kitchen!

    • I guess new readers won’t know about Joe because he lives in Texas with his girlfriend – so since he isn’t here with us on a daily basis, he doesn’t get much blog press. šŸ˜¦ I love him though! šŸ˜€

  6. I have to stop reading before breakfast. That quiche looks delicious! I have had such a craving for a Reuben lately.

  7. OMG YOU KILL ME! That looks so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. What a story. You’re a very lucky lady!

  9. That is so freakin’ sweet, I can hardly stand it! I have a pink jump rope that my (then) 3 1/2 year old stepson got me for our first Christmas together. Though I’m not a rope jumper, I will always have that pink jump rope!

    Reuben Quiche definitely sounds yummy! My husband wants to make his own sauerkraut during his vacation. Guess we know what to use it in! šŸ™‚

  10. I agree – i’m loving getting back in my routine (but did LOVE the time off). Oh no – I hate when I realize something like that happened! Last week i bought buy 1 get 1 free 12-packs of diet pepsi… got home and saw the receipt – I paid for both. Sigh. šŸ˜¦ I wouldn’t have gotten 24 cans if it wasn’t free! haha The quiche looks excellent!

  11. Finally catching up on blogs. You get extra points for posting every day while you were off Biz! I don’t think I even went near the computer for about 3 or 4 days. Too busy.

    I used Pioneer Woman’s pie crust recipe (or I guess it’s “Sylvia’s”) and Mr. Helen told me it was the best pie crust I’ve ever made so I suppose it’s a keeper.

    I’m still trying to decide what sort of “ham” you bought. I think it may have been an uncured pork butt or something like that. It sort of turns grey when it’s cooked.

    We always do ham for Christmas. Except last year – and we missed it so much we’re going back to ham this year.

    Hope you’re having a good day readjusting to the real world!

  12. Awww….great snowman story!!!!
    And hoo weee….that Reuben quiche looks AMAZING!!! (it’s bookmarked in my “must try” file)

  13. Your chicken cordon bleu still looks very rich, with that lovely cheese on top! Ouch on the price, but oh well, once in a while it’s a good indulgence.

    That snowman is so cute and what a lovely story. Very sweet thing for an 11-year-old boy to do!

  14. DiningAndDishing

    Your menu planning looks fantastic!! A perfect way to come down from yummy Thanksgiving treats :). Happy Monday Biz!

    – Beth @

  15. I would love that quiche! How on earth do you blog everyday, show us everything you eat, cook all those meals, and keep us drooling. I wish I had half your energy!!! Oh and you work full time! I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and now on to Christmas!

  16. 2.9 mile walk very good, 2.9 mile walk and the drive with the daughter… priceless!!!

  17. Oh yum that quiche looks amazing! And your snowman story made my eyes tear up! So so so sweet!

  18. I cracked up to see that you spent $11+ on cheese…between you and me, we make the dairy industry very, very happy, and very very rich. šŸ˜‰

    I LOVE that reuben quiche too! I like that it doesn’t have a crust, and I’d use kimchi instead of saurkraut, of course. šŸ™‚

  19. Such delicious eats, I like all the flavors in the quiche! The menu for the week looks awesome.

  20. The Joe story deserves on big AHHHHH….

  21. I’m so behind in blog reading, and just got caught up on yours! I love that snowman and the story behind it. So sweet of him šŸ™‚

  22. I love this recipe….it looks so good and cozy. I love the walk you had, the sites look so pretty.

  23. Biz–did you see the wall of snowmen I put up! I thought of you when I did it!

  24. love the cheeeeesy post, my mouth is watering. the quiche looks outstanding!

  25. Cheese is always worth the splurge! We never get real trees — too messy and expensive, but good to know you can find them for cheaper than $65!!! Wowwza!!

    My mom and I do the same thing on walks — we’re so busy looking around and chatting that we’re gone forever and don’t cover half as much real estate as we thought šŸ™‚

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  27. My boyfriend and I were at a diner this weekend and he ordered an egg sandwich with corned beef and sourkraut… I thought he was insane. Now you have this egg dish with the same ingredients… maybe I was mistaken LOL!

  28. Now that IS a snowman made with love!

  29. Oh my gosh!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this myself/see this post earlier!! My mom makes about a hundred quiche every Christmas…..this would have been so great. Oh well! NEXT TIME or maybe even EVERY DAY. Seriously, this looks that good. šŸ˜€

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