Tube of refrigerated pizza dough
Jar of sauerkraut
Thousand Island dressing
4 slices of corned beef
4 slices of Swiss cheese
Cheese-flavored snack crackers (like Goldfish, Ritz, or Cheez-Its)
4 chicken breasts (I always mean boneless skinless halves unless I state otherwise)
Small sour cream
8 oz jar of process cheese sauce (like Cheez Whiz)
1 lb of thinly sliced cooked roast beef (if you have some leftover from last week, use that instead!)
6 French or Italian sandwich buns
3 or 4 chayote squashes
Old fashioned oats
Breakfast: Pumpkin oatmeal if you have any left. If not, go back to old-fashioned oats with nuts and whatever toppings you have on hand. Cup of coffee.
Lunch: Sandwich, reuben pastries, a nectarine, crackers, and leftover cheese
Dinner: Chicken, rice, and chayote squash
Cheesy Beef Buns
Chop up an onion. Saute it in a skillet with 2 Tbsp of butter. Stir in 8 oz of Cheez Whiz until melted. Cook and stir until heated through. Stir in 1 lb of thinly sliced (already cooked) roast beef until evenly coated.
Spoon onto 6 French or Italian buns. Wrap each in aluminum foil. They can now be stored in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to eat one. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until bread is crispy.
Place 1 Tbsp of melted butter in a microwave-safe dish and set aside. Combine 1 cup of crushed cheese-flavored crackers and 1/4 tsp of pepper. In a separate dish, melt 4 Tbsp of butter and dip each chicken breast in it. Spread each breast with sour cream (1/2 cup to cover all 4 chicken breasts). Now roll in the crumb mixture.
Place in the prepared dish. Cover loosely and microwave for 6-7 minutes. Make sure it’s cooked all the way through as older microwaves aren’t always as powerful. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. This is important. Meat continues to cook in the pan even after it has been removed from the heating source if it is not disturbed too much. Try not to cut into it too much. If you have to take a peek to see if its done, make a clean, small slit on the thickest part to take a look. Try not to let too many juices out!
Reuben Roll Ups
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll a tube of refrigerated pizza dough into a rectangle. Cut into 8 rectangles. Combine 1 cup of well drained sauerkraut and 1 Tbsp of Thousand Island dressing. Place half a slice of corned beef on each rectangle and top with about 2 Tbsp of the sauerkraut mixture and then half a slice of Swiss cheese. Roll up.
Place with seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Peel and eat it raw! It tastes like a cross between a cucumber and a pear. There is a seed in the middle you won’t want to eat, but everything else is edible. You can also roast it with a little bit of olive oil, sea salt, and pepper and it is a little more squash-like. Delicious and good for you either way!