Literary Weekend Trip and a Tasty Recipe


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!

Large left: the tunnel by Two Harbors Top two right: Just fun things between Duluth and the North Shore Bottom two right: Road as you drive into the rocky terrain, this road was actually blasted through the rock to be made, and the far bottom right is the outside wall of the famous Glensheen mansion, I have toured it many times.


Sammy made the trip with me. We made a pit stop in Two Harbors for frozen custard.


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.


Reuben Roll

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

  1. 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.

  2. Fun recipe. My husband has been into fish reubens lately — some of the restaurants around her make them.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  6. 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!

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