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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Buffalo Dick, The Junkyard Dog Of Leftovers..


I had about 8oz. of corned beef left from two briskets I did.. just about the same amount of baby Swiss. Chopped into small bits, mixed with 8oz. of cream cheese, flavored with horseradish, thousand island dressing, chili sauce and a bit of onion, it became a rather tasty spread for crackers- a Reuben dip! 30 years ago, I had my first Reuben sandwich- and loved it! 25 years ago I tried Reuben soup, and it became one of my faorite soups! I have played with a spread made from this flavor meld before, and this one works...
I believe the true secret of being a decent cook is to think about how flavors go together- as simply as possible... You don't need quail's eyeballs to make it tasty! Simple things done well, don't go home as leftovers...

38 comments:

CDB said...

Quail's EYEBALLS? Is that a pseudonym for "pepper" (I can understand pepper.)

Corned beef cracker spread.. that is a new one for me. I can see it being a huge hit with my NY relatives.

P.S. After seeing your MYOPizza post, I made our own French Bread pizzas last night.. YUM!

buffalodick said...

CDB- It's just my way of saying you don't have to wear a tux every day! Astounds me the number of people that put uneeded ingredients into their food- and brag about it..

Dr Zibbs said...

I was just reading a recipe on Reuben Soup this morning.

Mona said...

I see tons of meat and sauces on display here & I think of you :)


Things are improving slowly but steadily here! I may be here for soome time yet!

doggybloggy said...

ok there julia child...this is a unique combo I have seen around lately but have never tasted....

Kate said...

I think I'm an awful cook. Because I can't seem to use my leftovers.

Ever.

pinknest said...

Reuben soup! I never knew.

Anette said...

I think you might be the Spread Master!

Belle said...

I don't know about 'Reuben'. Never heard of it, but I certainly agree with you about simple flavours and what goes well together.

starbender said...

Yum! Now I'm hungry!

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TavoLini said...

I have never heard of reuben soup--very interesting!

Dip looks good--dips are such a wonderful food :)

buffalodick said...

Doc- I really loved the stuff, when it first started showing up in a couple of restaurants around here..
Mona- Thanks for upate- still pulin' for you and family!
DogB- I miss that old broad- back before cooking shows were on 24/7!
Kate- Doesn't make you a bad cook, but with a little planning- you can save a lot of money!
Pink- Stormed the world about 25 years ago, now it's just another soup...
Anette- I tend to bring appetizers to the social functions I attend..They're handy, popular, and keeping them super hot or cold for a short trip isn't a big deal!
Belle- I went through my "overkill" phase and found out what I say is true- "simple things, done well"...
starB- Welcome!
T.L.- chix broth, cabbage, corned beef, topped with Swiss cheese, and rye croutons.. easy!Or a cream style soup can work too..

Heff said...

I have to be in the right mood for that dish.

buffalodick said...

Hef- The beer drinkers got right after it!

Donna-FFW said...

Im with you on your sentiment. I do not have a creative bone in my body regarding new recipes. I use someone elses and then try to make it my own by adding , deleting whatever. I am not a quails eye kinda girl.

buffalodick said...

Donna- I really enjoy your blog, but have a tough time getting on it! Your last post was arousing/funny/tasty- not everybody can do that in one post!

Akelamalu said...

Can you actually buy quails eyeballs???? :0

buffalodick said...

Ake- In America, I bet you could! I just have gotten into the habit of using that analogy for needless extravagance!

K said...

I love the last line.

I completely agree.

Beth said...

sounds good Big Beaver...I'll be right over. with my crackers! ;)

buffalodick said...

K- some people's idea of gourmet food is adding ingredients they have never heard of, and having them make no difference!
Beth- Welcome any time, but don't call your family "Crackers"! They are welcome too! :) I'm a bad man....

G-Man said...

GREAT IDEA!!!!!
I'm stealing this one...Thanks...G

buffalodick said...

G-Bud- Bikers will eat the a*shole out of this! Be a hero- all yours!

Just telling it like it is said...

Reuben soup do tell...
I love reuben sandwiches I mean love...something about the sauerkraut and the bread...mmmm darn know I really want one...

Tanya Kristine said...

um. yeeesss....you DON'T need quail eyeballs to make that delish.

the cream cheese is really all it needs. :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

Your dip looks scrumpcious...what kind of cracker do you recommend?!

Reuben soup...now, I heard of everything dahling...who would have thought! :)

Chef E said...

You had me at beef and horse radish! This sounds great to me...I think I have hubby on meat overload this week and more to come tomorrow...

MarmiteToasty said...

Dam, its lunchtime here now 12.45 and I should of waited and come over here later, cos now Im HUNGRY for your food...... now I dont want me beans on toast LOL

Happy Saturday dear you..........

x

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- Cabbage or saurkraut in soup works..
Tanya- It's the base for many a dip or spread..
Lulda- Ry-Krisp!
Chef- I haven't exactly been cooking up a storm this week..
Marmy- Sometimes crackers and a topping is enough to satisfy

Chef E said...

I wrote a story once about a guy who lived in a dumpster...because I saw a guy coming out from behind one on a morning drive thru for coffee...

buffalodick said...

Chef- If I had not seen it, I wouldn't have believed it... I was torn between kicking him out, calling the cops, or leaving him alone.. I warned him, and let it lay..Made me think about harmless people that have so little, they live on the streets like feral animals...

Chef E said...

Buff- now I just saw your comment about turning the collar around...I might have a few confessions to make :)

Scarlet said...

I would eat this on sliced Cuban bread instead of crackers. You have me curious...wonder what that soup tastes like.

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

That's quite creative leftovering you did there-- and you kind of sound like a reubenaholic?

buffalodick said...

ChefE- I've heard too many of them in my day..
Scarlet- Anything works! Soup has numerous recipes- chick base, beef base, or cream style..
FloridaG- Welcome! I don't have any of them as often as I'd like!

Gnightgirl said...

I slept late, am sitting here drinking coffee and contemplating breakfast while I read blogs. I actually salivated when I want this recipe.

I'm not a big sandwich person, but I cannot turn down a reuben in any given deli, diner, or restaurant.

And now I want reuben dip for breakfast.

buffalodick said...

GnightGirl- Long time no see! Hope all is well, and that dip was a hit!

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