Reuben Sandwiches, Waldorf Salad, Sweet Potato Fries and New York Cheesecake
But a basic Reuben is: rye bread, thousand island dressing, pastrami, sauerkraut and swiss cheese. I grilled the meat, topped with cheese and put on bread with thousand island and grilled the whole sandwich. Oh my goodness they are awesome!
Tom actually stayed in a hotel just a block or 2 away from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel where the salad originated. I was suprised at how tasty Waldorf Salad is.
The basic ingredients are chopped apple, chopped celery, toasted walnuts, red grapes. Toss those in a simple dressing of mayonaise and lemon juice (I used lime). Salt and pepper to taste and serve over a bed of lettuce. Super delish.
And any meal finished off with a cheesecake is amazing! I use my Grandma Brownrigg's cousin's recipe. I don't think it is actually a New York Cheesecake, because I think those tend to be dry and the Fishers like theirs nice and moist and slightly undercooked.
1 package graham crackers, ground finely
1 cube butter, melted
1/4 c sugar
Combine and press into bottom of springform pan. chill
2- 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, room temp
2/3 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 t vanilla
Blend well and and pour into crust. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. You want it soft and slightly jiggly. Let sit 15 minutes.
1 c sour cream
2 T sugar
1 t vanilla
Gently pour over top and bake for 10 minutes at 425.