How to Get His Attention

February 9th, 2008

You want I should tell you how to make a man go all weak in the knees for you?

Have you considered the Reuben?

Myself? I find it to have a high rate of success.

Something about the rye bread…the pastrami…the kraut…the cheese with the funny little holes.

He may not appear visibly moved. He may not even look up from his Newsweek while he eats. He may not even acknowledge your existence for weeks make that months at a time.

But on the inside he is a quivering pile of gelatin.

You are just going to have to trust me on this one.


  • cndymkr / jean:

    Well you certainly have my attention. I haven’t had a Reuben in a long, long time. Thank you for reminding me. Now, could you come to NJ and make it for me? I’ll supply the liquid refreshments.jean

  • Junebug:

    Hmmmm….I have never made a Reuben. I think my husband would love it too.

  • Tara:

    Hmmm-funny! The way is through the stomach, of course!

  • Jenni:

    I’ve never thought of making Reubens. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had one and that sounds good right now. Danny loves pastrami and he loves sauerkraut, but he hates Swiss cheese. I love pastrami and Swiss but hate sauerkraut. Yet I love Reubens. Maybe he will like them too. You may have given us a new passion to pursue together. Thanks for saving my marriage, Rechelle!

  • Maria:

    Hmmmm, if he’s anything like my husband, as you’re taking pictures, he’s saying/thinking. “Geez, is it all for me or for “The Blog”?Can I help it if I have a higher purpose besides him?Reuben DOES look good, tho. I am a quivering mass of gelatin.

  • Teri:

    That is a great sandwich, one of my all time favorites.I’m tagging you…go over to my blog:terificreations.wordpress.comfind the I’ve been tagged post and have some fun!Teri

  • April:

    Honeee,Maybe with some of the money you’ll be bringing in with your new fancy-schmancy, job you could go to the ol’ Wal-Mart and buy yourself some nice pans.

  • Cynthia:

    Aren’t you worried you will scratch your non-stick with that metal turner? My husband scratches everything and never even realizes he has done it. I may have pointed it out to him once or twice in a very gentle way.I live in constant fear of teflon scratches.ANd yes, I have removed all metal cooking utensils and put them with the camping supplies but my husband is too cool to actually use the correct tool. He uses knives and forks to flip and turn and check and stir while he is cooking. I would have to resort to plastic silverware to completely stop the madness.

  • Rechelle:

    It’s not non-stick – at least not anymore – I think it’s cast iron…?

  • Rechelle:

    It’s not non-stick – at least not anymore – I think it’s cast iron…?

  • PAT:

    It’s been awhile since I made Reubens. May have to do that, soon! Yours looks pretty darn good, Rechelle!Pat

  • Coffee Bean:

    I’m having a sudden craving for a Reuben. Not only would that get my husband’s attention…but he would possibly fall at my feet in gratitude… and maybe cry.

  • Drama Mama:

    We LUV reubens at at house too! Big Daddy makes ‘em and they are divine! In fact, I just a HUGE bag of kraut at Wal Mart earlier and thought about making some! Now I am craving one!

  • Nicole:

    That looks so good! Now you’ve got me hungry!

  • Whirled:

    You had me at “Reuben”…

  • marye:

    oh yum.That is what I want for me one, please?

  • Marilyn:

    Hmm…I’d make one – but they have them at Free State. Time for lunch!

  • Crunchy Chicken:

    Hmmmm. Didn’t I see this same post over on PWCooks?

  • Peregrina:

    That was funny…his lack of response…My husband is the same way. I can spend hours (okay, that hardly ever happens) on dinner or I can make burgers, and I think it’s all the same to him.But every once in a while I overhear him tell someone what a good cook I am. Sigh. Male communication is so confusing!

  • Anonymous:

    No, you didn’t see it at PW Cooks. I believe she has made two sandwiches, one with cube steak and one with chicken.

  • Crunchy Chicken:

    Yes – I was being facetious.

  • Mrs. Jones:

    Ok, I’m hooked. I do love a blog that makes me laugh out loud. I’ll be back for more.

  • Coastal Nest.:

    hey there, Mrs Jones (above)made me come over, she is full of good advise, and can seek out a good gal when she wants to.Nice blog, sista.. The ol FrenchDip does it for BobVilla here at the coastal nest..Stop by. Lisacoastal nestbtw- I love a good reuben and a cold cold beer. NUMMMY

  • Classic Charm:

    Oh my does that look good, may I have one? I guess I’ll just have to try it for hubby…and me :)Thanks for sharing.Rose

  • Lisse:

    I can’t deal with saurekraut, but the post was hilarious.