Reuben Bites (Way More Delicious Than Mosquito Bites)

Offensive titles I considered and rejected for this post:

Jesus Rose From the Dead For This Appetizer

Mimosas, Excellent Food and an Egg Hunt Battle to the Death: They’re the Reason for the Season

The Bite-Sized Reuben; Even Zombie Jesus Wants One

A couple of weeks ago I had one of those early morning dreams that I remember really clearly because I can hear Jason in the shower and I’m almost awake, but not quite. In this dream I made the most amazing appetizer to ever grace the planet Earth. It was so fabulous and amazing they gave me the Nobel Prize for Peace, because when you’re eating this appetizer you’re so happy you could never think about fighting.

The appetizer was an open-faced Reuben sandwich bite (yes, I’m slightly obsessed with Reubens. Shut up, they’re really good. [I just looked up that post to link to it and realized I already used the Reuben = World Peace joke! That's both weird and sad. Oh well, leaving it in!]). The concept was that I would include all of the elements of a traditional Reuben sandwich, but just in one bite. And maybe, just maybe, some stupid hesitant people who didn’t want to commit to trying an entire sandwich filled with stuff they normally wouldn’t eat together, would try just one bite of it in this appetizer and be committed to loving Reubens as much as I do.

When I fully woke up from this dream, I shook it off as ridiculous. But the more I thought about it, the more I knew this appetizer dream needed to become a reality. So for Easter Sunday dinner at my parent’s house, I tried out the plan of the Appetizer to Change the World.

Jason took the pictures:

OK, maybe it won’t end war. But they were pretty good. (Could I possibly look more like my mother?)

Reuben Bites
Recipe type: Appetizer
Author: I prefer ‘Creator’, but whatever. Elizabeth
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 10
  • Loaf of rye cocktail bread
  • Can of sauerkraut
  • Bottle of Thousand Island salad dressing
  • Swiss cheese
  • Corned beef
  1. Spread the bread in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Broil until bread is toasted.
  2. Top bread with a slice of corned beef, a tablespoon of sauerkraut, a tablespoon of thousand island and finally, a slice of swiss.
  3. Broil until melted.
  4. Serve and eat immediately.
  5. (Stop fighting wars.)



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One Response to Reuben Bites (Way More Delicious Than Mosquito Bites)

  1. Liz Johnson says:

    My ex-step-mother-in-law made it with shredded corned beef instead of sliced. They were so yummy! Only problem was I’d just stand at the plate and eat more than my share.

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