National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since 2018 started. Just like most people, I made new resolutions and even talked about them in an earlier post. What I didn’t do, regrettably, was make specific goals for my blogging. I hope most of you have heard of SMART goals. These are the best kind of goals to make, Specific, Measureable, Achieveable, Relevant, Time.

Lots of us have made a vague goal, more of a hope really, to just “lose weight” or “read more”. These hardly actually pan out because they’re lacking most of the SMART details. If you want to lose weight, you should choose how much weight in a specific amount of time and have a scale or another way to measure it. It would also be pointless to try to lose 20 pounds in a week; this is impossible to achieve and unhealthy.

2018 Blog Goals

I’m going to set two goals for myself using this acronym, focusing on what I feel like my blog is lacking the most.

Goal 1: Increase my blog views to 100 monthly view on average by the end of this year.

Goal 2: Take a class before the summer to improve my photography for both my blog and Instagram.

The first is a much more long-term goal that’ll no doubt take much more work. The second goal can be achieved whenever I find the spare time, depending on how long of a class it is. I think it’ll be a little easier to focus on two goals, one short-term and one long-term. Now that I have them, it’s time to get focused on changing my blog for the better!

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

On to today’s national holiday! It’s National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, so the easy way out would be to just make a really good sandwich. But what fun would that be? Pinterest is literally my favorite thing in the whole world, it’s where I get a lot of recipes or decoration ideas. I wish I was creative enough to come up with all of them by myself, but I can only manage to tweak the ones I find. But that’s ok with me! Today’s recipe was one I found on Pinterest that’s by Tastemade, reuben stromboli. They give additional instructions to make the dressing yourself, but I just really enjoy grocery store Thousand Island dressing. I also love strombolis, they’re like rolled up pizzas! Granted, this recipe is much like a pizza except for the dough since there’s no tomato sauce. However, I’m willing to bet that anything that has melted cheese, fatty dressing, and is rolled up in bread will taste pretty amazing.

Reuben Stromboli

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • pizza dough ball
  • 3/4 lbs pastrami sliced
  • 12 slices swiss cheese
  • 12 oz sauerkraut
  • egg for egg wash
  • 2 tbsp caraway seeds
  • thousand island dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle, not too thin.

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  2. Place a layer of pastrami, cheese, then more pastrami over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the sauerkraut then put on top of the other layers.

  3. Paint egg wash onto one long side. Roll up the dough and pinch the ends.

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  4. Brush egg wash over the entire stromboli. Sprinkle caraway seeds on top.

    national hot pastrami sandwich day
  5. Bake on prepared sheet for 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.

  6. Serve with dressing and enjoy!

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