I mean really cook for the boys.
The kind of food that deserves a cold beer (for the dad) and a cold glass of milk for the munchkins. The kind of food that involves stringy cheese and thick bread and loaded with meat & cheese.
No sign of a green leaf anywhere in sight.
All hail food from the Manverse!
For a family that loves it's Reubens, this comes as no surprise.
Now, a quintessential American sandwich, this country's love for the Reuben sandwiches began in the 1920's though the jury is still out on whether this creation is all thanks to a Lithuanian grocer from Omaha, Nebraska or a deli in New York city.
Either way, America has had a good 93 years loving this sandwich and the fervor has dimmed not.
A classic Reuben sandwich consists of corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut (pickled cabbage), swiss cheese and Russian dressing (a lot like Thousand Island Dressing) or Dijon mustard.
I've taken all of elements of the sandwich and using home made pizza dough, hand pressed it into my favorite Emile Henry clay pot brazier hence, the deep dish.
Next, I slathered the pizza base in home made Russian dressing, sauerkraut, sliced swiss cheese, folded layers of thick cut pastrami followed by even more sliced cheese.
All that in a super hot oven and the result is an incredible, what's got to be a sandwich's gift to a pizza!
Like I said, all hail the manverse and I leave now you with a recipe and the image of Tarzan beating his chest.