Tailgating season is here and with it we are bringing fun and tasty morsels to try at your next gathering!!
As we lovingly tell you, Monticello's is the essence of family spirit!! Our family would love to share our cooking ideas with you for your tailgating needs!
This week, our recipe comes from Carolyn. Before I began working at Monticello's, I remember being struck by the open kindness of Carolyn. It was always such a pleasure to walk through her line! She has the unique ability to really connect with the customers. Carolyn is always ready for friendly conversation and kind smiles. She also moves her little body all over restocking the soda cases by the check out, so you can have cold, refreshing drinks.
She is a retired manager from AT&T who has worked for Doug and Marge for 13 years. Carolyn has 2 sisters she is sandwiched in between. (Pun intended :D). She loves reading and also loves watching the Spartans play football and basketball. She has lived in Haslett for 40 years and also loves the Lions. This recipe is her favorite tailgating recipe, from her family to yours...
Carolyn's Petite Reuben Recipe
1 Package Rubschlager Cocktail Rye bread
Our Deitz & Watson thinly sliced corned beef
1 can Kuhne German Barrel Saurkraut
1 bottle Grandpa G's Thousand Island Dressing
1 package Swiss cheese
On a cookie sheet layer bread with:
1 Tbsp. Dressing
Small slice(s) Deitz & Watson corned beef to cover bread
1 Tbsp. Sauerkraut
Top each with Swiss cheese and bake until cheese melts
I used some variations on Ms. Carolyn's recipe but I will explain them to you as we proceed along our journey!
Begin with the mini Rye bread on the bottom of the cookie sheets
I then placed our nitrate free, Deitz & Watson Rye on the bottom instead of the tousand island dressing so that it wouldn't soak into the bread while baking.
1.) To make a Petite Rachel use our Deitz & Watson Turkey instead of Rye.
2.) For Vegetarians, make with no meat as shown on the right.
After the meat and cheese I added our very own Grandpa G's dressing (Its delicious!!)
I placed the Sauerkraut on top because this part German girl LOVES herself some kraut!! And I wanted the cheese to really cook. However, If you really want to make the ingredients not fall around during your tailgating fun the cheese should go on top because it will hold all the pieces together.
Pop your Reuben's or Rachel's into the oven and bake at 400 for around 20 minutes or until cheese melts. With me putting the Sauerkraut on top, it became golden brown on top & the cheese melted lower on the sandwich.
Finally, take this amazing sandwich, which was a HUGE hit with the family at Monticello's and share with your nearest and dearest as a gift from our family to yours!
Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non ha mangiato bene. -----One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
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