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Reuben Sandwiches and Compliments

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Today I’m bringing you a quick and easy way to get your corned beef and cabbage in!


There is this place in a nearby town that I just love—even though I have only eaten there three times!


(Makes a mental note to get out more and ask some girlfriends if they want to go.)


Anyway, they serve these great sandwiches, freshly sliced meats and cheeses and then toasted to perfection. It’s located inside an old brownstone downtown. There is usually live music in the evenings and while the service tends to be a wee bit on the slow side when I’ve been before, you can’t complain because that just means you get to soak up the atmosphere a little more.


Speaking of which, when was the last time you called the manager over and complimented good service? Everyone seems set on complaining when service is bad but so few of us think to compliment good service. I’d try to counter this by never complaining at bad service and making it a point to seek out management when service is above par in any way.


I have even done this at mediocre service. Hey, I’m easy to please! It’s kind of fun, too. See someone who is halfheartedly doing a job, likely just tired and flat wore out, seek out their boss and compliment them. Their boss in turn passes on compliments and this starts an entirely different cycle. Give it a shot and I swear you’ll get a thrill out of putting smile where there wasn’t one before!

Reuben Sandwich


  • Sauerkraut
  • Corned beef
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Rye bread


Layer all of above on rye bread (I add banana peppers but thats just me!). Spread with sauce made of 1 tablespoon mayo and 1 tablespoon ketchup stirred together. Butter both sides of bread and toast in skillet until browned and cheese is melted.

What have you done to make someone’s life a little brighter? Give me a holler over at SouthernPlate, I’d love to hear from you! Changing the world is as easy as a smile.

(Homemade banana pudding doesn’t hurt either.)

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