LUNACY – the only explanation for why I have waited so long to drink a beer.

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“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” 
― Abraham Lincoln

Hi there,

As you may have figured out from the heading I have never in my life drank a beer. But recently I attended a beer tasting. I figured I would wiggle out of drinking the beer but, horrors, I was seated with the brewer! Well, what a surprise I was in for; the beer was absolutely delicious. I don’t know anything about what beer is supposed to taste like but there wasn’t an empty glass in the house. So, I am going to give you a recipe for a delicious calzone and I recommend you get a growler and head on over to Lunancy (if you live local) and fill it up and enjoy. And if you don’t live local, find a craft beer brewer to support.

Rueben Calzone Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fresh pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced corned beef
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, squeezed in paper towels to get rid of liquid
  • olive oil
  • rye seeds
  • Thousand Island Dressing for dipping


  • Roll dough into a rectangles about 10 inches long. Spread Thousand Island over the top.
  • Layer the corned beef, sauerkraut, and cheese, leaving a 1-inch border.
  • Starting on one long side, roll the dough up. Stretch the ends and tuck them under. Position so seam is on bottom. Lightly baste the top with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with rye seeds.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Put calzone on a nonstick cookie tray and bake approximately 30 minutes
  • Cut into slices and serve with Thousand Island dressing.

Special Note: If you can’t find rye seeds, Everything Bagel seasoning is a good substitute.

See you soon, ❤️💕Bernadette

9 responses to “LUNACY – the only explanation for why I have waited so long to drink a beer.”

  1. all beer is not created equal, some very bitter, some very waterery. I haven’t had a beer in almost 30 years, I was more of a fruit flavored mixed drink drinker anyway. But the calzone looks good.

  2. Chef Mimi – As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!
    chef mimi says:

    Love this recipe! I would be happy with just the cheese and sauerkraut! But It’s a great idea. Good party food!

  3. Hi, Bernadette! We had a similar beer tasting situation a few years ago, and my husband, who usually only enjoys very light, un-hoppy beers found some new favorites because of the food pairings offered with it. Fun to try new things! And I am loving the idea of the reuben calzone; I’m working on some homemade corned beef over here so this is a sure thing in our near future! 🙂

  4. Now this is one way I haven’t tried a reuben! Looks delicious.

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