I thought this morning I would do a combo post between Saturday Snapshot and Weekend cooking… both memes that I love to participate in as I enjoy taking pictures and trying new things in the kitchen… but dont always have the time to write the posts. 🙂
Last weekend I ventured to the North Shore to our cabin… just me and my dog with the plan to do a little spring cleaning, a little reading and movie watching and just wind down… before spring really hits and life winds up and I go go go!
While at the cabin in Finland Minnesota I read two books and watched three movies. It felt great 🙂 I never have time to do things like that.
To post your own pics, or to see others and what they are posting this weekend… check out Saturday Snapshot.
Switching gears, a friend of mine hooked me up with a tasty little recipe I would like to share for weekend cooking. Like reubens? This you will LOVE.
1 tube Pillsbury Pizza Dough
1/4 cup thousand island dressing, + 2 tbsp for top
1/4 pound sliced corned beef or pastromi deli meat, chopped up (I used deli turkey as I am not a fan of corned been or pastrami)
3/4 cup Sauerkraut, drained and squeezed dry
2 cups grated Swiss cheese, + 1/2 cup for top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Unroll the Pillsbury pizza dough on a greased baking sheet. Press to about 14 inches x 9 inches. Bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven. Spread the 1/4 cup of thousand island dressing over the crust, all the way to the edges. Top with the chopped corned beef, drained sauerkraut, and 2 cups of Swiss cheese. Carefully roll up the pizza into a tube. Place the pizza roll into a 9×5 inch loaf pan, seam side down.
Drizzle the top with the remaining thousand island dressing and shredded cheese. Continue baking for 10-12 minutes longer or until cheese is bubbly in the center. Carefully remove from pan and slice to serve. Enjoy!
It was delicious – I made it this past week for hubby and I and we both really enjoyed it.
See other fun recipes to try (and I have found more than a few!) by checking out Weekend Cooking.
36 thoughts on “Literary Weekend Trip and a Tasty Recipe”
I enjoyed your photos. This looks like a beautiful part of the country and a good place to escape to. The reuben roll sounds delicious (and easy to make). I’ll try it!
My Saturday Snapshot is HERE.
I love that there are still places in this world that you can drive out of cell phone range 🙂
I love that easy sounding Reuben — I would make it with the corned beef! What a relaxing weekend; the perfect way to switch gears into the late spring and summer.
It was nice to get to the cabin… I do not get then nearly enough.
Fun photos…and a great looking dish! Enjoy…and here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST
Thanks Laurel, I enjoyed yours too!
Seeing your Reuben roll made me realize that I haven’t had breakfast and I’m hungry. Have a lovely Easter.
Go eat 🙂 I had oatmeal 🙂
Sammy is adorable. The frozen custard looks good but not as good as the Reuben Roll. Thanks for stopping by my place.
Agreed… the Reuben roll was pretty tasty…I have always loved reubens even as a kid but this was so much faster to make 😉
Thanks… I love that dog 😀
Fun recipe. My husband has been into fish reubens lately — some of the restaurants around her make them.
fish reubens? You have my attention.
A weekend alone in the wilderness with books….that sounds so relaxing! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself!
It was amazing – I never get to sit down and read a whole book and I did it twice that weekend!
That Reuben roll looks fabulous. So glad to meet you via Beth Fish Reads, Sheila. Happy Easter weekend.
Happy Easter to you as well 🙂
R&R is always good. The Reuben looks delish. Happy to see you here.
How fantastic to have a weekend of alone time in a cabin. I’m so jealous. Sammy looks to be enjoying the frozen custard. Actually I’m not sure that I’ve heard of frozen custard before- it looks good.
Tastes just like ice cream.. supposed to be better for you… not sure if that is true 😉
The weather looks fantastic for your trip up to the cabin. Sounds deliciously relaxing. Here’s Mine
Friday was nice Paulita but once I was there it snowed and became cold on Saturday and Sunday.
Time to yourself: priceless!
Sammy is so stinkin’ cute!
Gah… I know right? Little stray we found a couple of years ago now. He was meant to find us 🙂
I love the photos and noticed that there are no cars on the road. How’d you make that happen? Vance would love the reuben rolls – I’ll have to show him the recipe.
LOL – I think when I was taking pics from the car I was making sure there was no traffic 😉 I think my kids would like that recipe too.
Its interesting to see tunnels that go under mountains. I am used to tunnels as we have several of them in our area but they all go under water. I hope your dog enjoyed the icecream. Ours would love to eat some but since he is lactose intolerant it doesn’t agree with him.
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I am used to them but know they must not be familiar everywhere. 🙂 Sammy did like it not sure if he had it before… he seemed cautious at first but then enjoyed it 😉
Yum, we love reubens but I like this rolled up version! Glad you shared with Weekend Cooking. Hope you link up 3 of your posts with my Small Victories Sunday linky too! http://momssmallvictories.com/small-victories-sunday-linky-16-one-mice-away-mommy-cleans/
I’m glad to see that it’s not just humans who love frozen custard. *grin*
I think my husband would love the Reuben Roll, but we’d have to have it without the roll part, for low-carb, and that might get a bit messy! Your cabin retreat sounds idyllic!