Reuben Patty Melt and Sandwich King’s Fries

I didn’t tell you guys yesterday, but guess what time I woke up on Sunday morning?  11:30 a.m.!  So that meant when the alarm went off yesterday morning at 6:30, I did not feel like getting up. At all.  But I finally did, made some coffee, did my blog post  and slowly eased into the day.

I already had my lunch made, and then I jumped out of the shower and realized I had exactly five minutes to get out of the house and I was still dripping wet.  Being the low maintenance person I am, I was in the car 5 minutes later – with all the windows down so I could let God blow dry my hair. 😀  It’s a 35 minute drive to work and my hair is usually dry after 15 minutes.  Damn thin hair. 😦

But then I realized I never brought anything for breakfast!  So a quick stop at the store and I picked up a Jimmy Dean Delight bowl – 6 points for breakfast along with my new Bubba Keg – this things holds 52 ounces – but the best part is that it doesn’t sweat at all, which is nice.  I try to drink one in the morning and then one in the afternoon. 😀

With temps in the mid 80’s yesterday, I decided to bike.  Now that I have my GPS app, I now just have to try to go faster than I did the last time – luckily it wasn’t as windy, and I went a bit farther – 10.47 miles in 50:06!  It’s such an awesome break in the day, and I find myself energized at work in the afternoon.

Lunch was what I like to call a WW taco salad – 2 cups salad greens, 1 cup chopped broccoli slaw, 2 diced carrots, 2 tablespoons fat free ranch, a couple glugs of Frank’s hot sauce, 1/2 ounce of shredded cheese and 4 ounces of beef taco meat – lunch comes in at 8 points.  And believe it or not this was really filling. 😀

Now just like my sister from another mister, I loves me a reuben sandwich.  A lot.  I don’t know where Tony and I saw it, but we saw a reuben burger and it’s burning a hole in my brain just thinking about its goodness.  I kept toying with the recipe in eTools to get it down to an acceptable point value – the first time around it was 19 points just for the burger!

Biz’s Reuben Burger (inspired from some random t.v. show!) makes 4 servings, 12 points each

  • 4 ounces lean corned beef, chopped
  • 8 ounces 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 ounces swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup sauerkraut
  • 4 teaspoons fat free thousand island dressing
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix together the corned beef, ground beef, caraway seeds and salt and pepper.  Divide patty’s into four servings.  Cook over medium heat, about 4 minutes per side.  Remove from heat.  In two batches, melt half the butter.  Put the burger on the rye bread, top with 1/2 ounce swiss cheese per burger, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing, then grill the reuben patty melt.

Let sit a couple minutes before slicing.  On the side I made my version of The Sandwich King’s sweet potato fries, although I used regular potatoes because just the thought of sweet potatoes makes Tony want to throw up.  I don’t really know how to figure out the points for these, so I am treating them like McDonald’s fries.  I had 2 ounces of fries for 4 points – so dinner altogether is 16 points.  A super delicious 16 points I might add!

Stats for the Day:

  • 30 points
  • 10.47 bike ride in 50:06
  • 41 miles complete of 125 miles in September
  • average blood sugar 93 (a bit on the low side) but I know that number makes Nicole very happy!

Come back tomorrow for a new chili recipe ….shhhh….it’s got canned pumpkin in it!

Show of hands. . . how many of you become football widows in the fall?  Tony discovered a channel on AT&T called the Red Zone – it showed all the games, would highlight the ones that were about to score, even split screen if two games were about to score – it was free over the weekend and we found out today it’s only $5 more a month to add it to our lineup.  It’s the closest we can get to DirectTV’s NFL package – which isn’t available in HD where we live.  😀

Can you do me a favor??  Could you stop by my friend Morgan’s blog and give her kudos – she just completed her first half marathon, and I could not be prouder of her.  She had a lot of obstacles to overcome, including not having enough money to get to the race, but after a facebook request family and friends chipped to make sure she reached her goal.  You can read about her race here!  Last year at this time she’d never even run as far as a 5k!  You go girl!


38 thoughts on “Reuben Patty Melt and Sandwich King’s Fries

  1. 5 minutes ? I thought i got ready quick! Yummy lunch. Love at home (or office) taco bowls. I lovvvee football! We have ticket so sunday is football all day long!

  2. I think the best part of my weekend getaway with my husband was being able to wake up whenever we wanted. Of course we were up no later than 8am, but considering the little guy usually wakes me around 6 this was a treat.

    I think it’s awesome that you take advantage of your lunch hour to get a workout in.

  3. I do not become a football widow. Hubby doesn’t watch it.

    I have been eating a lot of salads for lunch. Lots of veggies and some protein and fat (meat, cheese, avo, nuts) = VERY filling.

    • Inizialmente tutti osannavano The Conduit perch gli autroi mostravano di avere l’intenzione di spremere fino in fondo le potenzialit grafiche della console : per la maggior parte degli utenti questo bastava a giustificarne l’acquisto, il gameplay, la trama e l’originalit non sono discussi nemmeno lontanamente in alcuno dei commenti qui elencati, il che equivale a dire “Purch non sfiguri graficamente, lo compro”.Poi nel corso dei mesi, grazie ai vari trailer si iniziato a delineare un magior spessore della struttura narrativa, nonch del gameplay, il che un bene ma non comunque fondamentale: “The Conduit” sar un immenso successo commerciale su scala planetaria a prescindere in quanto non esiste un possibile rivale a contendersi i soldi dell’utenza (Metroid Prime 3 ha gi un anno e mezzo sul groppone e gli appassionati lo hanno gi finito in tutte le salse), inoltre il 2009 si sta rivelando avaro di sorprese Insomma, faccio il tifo per High Voltage nella speranza che non deluda le nostre aspettative ma, siamo sinceri, in un contesto normale in cui i giochi di qualit non si facciano desiderare, probabilmente non lo avremmo desiderato a tal punto

  4. I don’t become a football widow, but the kids become football orphans on Sundays and Monday night – Mom & Dad love them some football. heehee

    I wonder what sleeping till 11:30 feels like [besides awesome!] to do that I would have to go to bed at 6 am. I find it impossible to sleep longer than 5 hours at a stitch.

    Nice job on the bike ride – 10 plus miles! Woohoo

  5. I’m not sure I could get ready in 5 minutes! lol

    I’m not a football widow, because I also love me some football. We watch all of the games together, college on Saturday and NFL Sunday and Monday night. We also just discovered the NFL Redzone.

  6. That burger looks awesome!

  7. I love the idea of a taco salad. It looks delicious!

  8. OHHHemmmmGEEEE – I. DIE. That thing looks so amazing! 🙂 And I’m right with ya – I so wish I lived closer – we could have reuben, hot sauce, sauv blanc dinners once a week! 🙂 Nicely done young lady! 🙂

  9. I would have been late for work. ‘Nuff said.

    I keep forgetting to tell you: a couple weeks ago we went out for breakfast to a local restaurant that had opened/closed/opened/closed and now has reopened under the original owners who had kept it open for umpteen years.

    I was looking at the omelettes and as soon as I saw it, I had to have it – a Reuben Omelette!! It had the corned beef, swiss and thousand island tucked inside. With rye toast it was an absolutely yummy breakfast. The whole time I was eating it I kept saying, “Biz would love this!”

  10. I’ve sped up my morning routine over the years but I will NEVER get it up to Biz-speed, that’s for sure! You get so much done in the mornings, it’s amazing. 🙂

  11. Hehe – I did the same thing this morning! The windows were down and I may or may not have even stuck my head out the window a couple times so that my hair would dry faster. Lol.
    I was just telling Jay yesterday how you’re a fan of the Sandwich King (b/c we are, too!). Too funny!

  12. That burger looks like it would be my heaven. I’m so glad you toyed with the recipe to make it something I can eat frequently, because I think I want to.

  13. now that is a reuben i can get behind 🙂 and i am a football watcher… nothing i enjoy more than tooling around in the kitchen on sunday with football on!!

  14. 5 minutes, wow!! I thought I was fast at 20! 🙂
    I love the Sandwich King too, and your sammie looks delish.
    I’m a football widow but ok with it since I use that time trying to teach myself how to knit…….being left handed it’s not easy! 🙂

  15. Aw Biz, you made me teary! Thanks so much! And your comment about running the same day as me made me think that we should set up a virtual run sometime soon where anyone who wants to participate can run the same distance the same day – I’ve seen people do it, and it looks like fun!

  16. All your food is DELISH, mom.

  17. Yikes…I could just NEVER be ready in that short of time…even if I tried my hardest. I admire you! 🙂

    Nope, no football widow here….my husband not much of a fan…my son is more of a fan though. I think I am lucky that way…because football just does nothing for me. I like baseball.

  18. Awww, a football widow? I’m only glued to football on Saturdays and usually only for my game. Maybe get all nekked and stand in front of the TV! Then Tony will be redirected to something better 😉

    The blood sugar…wowza!! As long as there’s no hypoglycemia or big swings, Nicole is happy 🙂 You’re so good, Biz!!

    Cannot wait for the pumpkin chili recipe! I tried one last year and it was GROSSSSSSSSS.

  19. Ooo…I hope Hannah doesn’t read that! LOL!

  20. I’m definitely not a football widow—because I’m the one in front of the tv during football season! And avid fan of college and NFL! Which means all day and night Saturday and Sunday and then during the week…LOL Hubs watches with me- but before he did he was a football widower!

    I do not like Reubens but you make it look so yummy!

  21. raising my hand…its a long & lonely season. lol

    Ive been DYING for a patty melt…..your ruben will do! 🙂

  22. 11:30 on Sunday…I don’t think I remember what it’s like to sleep in that late… 😛
    Taco salad…you just gave me an idea for lunch tomorrow! YUM!
    Football widow…no thankfully. Don’t get me wrong, Rich loves football AND runs a pool at work, but thankfully family first for him. I’ve been blessed with a great guy!

  23. Not a football widow here – I loves me some football! Hot men in tights? Yes please!

    You are becoming quite the biker – we must meet in the middle for a ride 😀

  24. I’m just fascinated by the “points.” I did weight watchers years ago when it was all food groups (3 breads, 2 dairy, etc.). I think I would have had an easier time with points.
    My guy likes football, but he’s not fanatical about it…I remember last year he watched it enough that I started understanding it though.

  25. Jealous. I haven’t slept that late in years! Your taco salad looks good! I may have to make one of those for myself soon!

  26. My mom will love you for this one! She’s the Reuben queen. Can’t wait to show her the recipe 😀 Looks great!

  27. Hi Vat, guess your body was craving sleep on Sunday. Glad you had a chance to give it what it needed!!!! Congrats to Morgan. Have a FANTASTIC Wed.

  28. That reuben patty melt is INSANE!! I need that in my life. I’m excited to see what pumpkin-y goodness you will have for us tomorrow!

  29. Cheese and cracker fest – so cute 🙂 I’ve been having an ice cream fest ALONE at night lately. Mark goes to bed SO early and we’ve been eating dinner earlier, so around 9pm I’m hungry and the best choice appears to be ice cream. Luckily, I am 1) able to limit to about 1/2 cup and 2) have now eaten it all (with a lot of help from the man).

    The chili looks wonderful! I can’t believe something was too spicy for YOU!

  30. Football widow over here! And baseball. and soccer. and any other sport. Andy is a sports NUT!

    I want to reach through the screen and have that reuben patty melt for dinner. I am obsessed patty melts and haven’t had one in such a long time.

  31. I’m a huge fan of taco salads. Yours made my mouth water.

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