What to do with all that leftover turkey. I didn’t want to be more stuffed than the bird itself, so I quit eating before I needed to be transported by truck. That meant that there would be leftovers from our traditional Thanksgiving meal. I have cooked for a living on occasion and haven’t totally forgotten everything I ever knew, not like with some things. I was mostly just a grille cook, so nothing fancy, but often tasty.
A Rachel sandwich is just a Reuben sandwich with turkey substituted for corned beef. Nothing to it. A hot grille, a little marble rye bread, mayo, sauerkraut, turkey, Swiss cheese, and a little thousand Island dressing for tanginess and there you have it. Or as they say up north (and throughout the commonwealth), “Bob’s your uncle!” The big benefit is that I’ve used up some of the turkey, not that it would last very long, anyway.
Bahngra dancing! What the hell is that, you may ask. Well, I know little of it, but found it when I was checking out our northern neighbors, the Maritime Provinces in particular, a couple of years ago. It is a folk dance of India, specifically the Punjab region and is quite lively and celebratory. I hadn’t needed to watch it for a while, but I went to look it up again, what with the short days and gloomy weather. It is the kind of thing that makes it difficult to not smile and feel better about just about everything. It is athletic, colorful, and it seems to be spreading. It may be compared to Zumba or some of that, but its origins are hundreds of years old and it was designed for celebration, not just exercise. That said, I don’t think I could do it. It’s just too athletic for an old geezer like me! Not that I might not try it when no one is looking, though! Here is the first one I ever saw:
I only found a few out there at the time with this sort of thing, but there are a lot more now. There are even Bhangra flash mobs!
Her is one from a halftime show at an NBA game. I suspect the audience is on life support, but the dancers are amazing!
The energy and smiles say it all. It makes Western pop videos look pretty lame to me. They have a group in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and in one of my excursions down there I would like to see it in person. Just do an internet search if you want more. Apparently it has a growing interest and deservedly so!
I love Bhangra dancing! So colourful, lively and joyful! Glad to see it's becoming a "thing" in the US too!ReplyDelete
The multi-culturalism so prevalent on your side is a little slower to catch on down here, but yes, it is so much fun to see these kinds of things.Delete
Hey, free advertising for Nova Scotia today, Jono! Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Those guys are amazing, aren't they? They make it look so easy, too.
A Rachel sandwich sounds awesome. I can't wait for Christmas turkey so I can try one. I hope my memory holds up that long and I don't forget.
I ran across them when looking at the Celtic Colours program a couple of years ago. I think I was specifically looking a air fare from Thunder Bay to Halifax. Ahh yes, memory. What was the question??Delete
LOVE the Bhangra dancing. So athletic and so much fun. I suspect any attempt to emulate them would lead to a face plant from me, so I will merely watch, smile broadly - and thank you.ReplyDelete
I am afraid I would hurt myself or someone else if I tried it. Thank goodness for Medicare! I hope they would be discreet about the cause of such an accident.Delete
I am exhausted just watching them. I was moving to the music as they were dancing. Wonder if I can use my walker ?ReplyDelete
So Much fun.
cheers, parsnip and badger
Just watching is plenty of enjoyment for me, too! It is hard to hold still.Delete
The sandwich looks droolsome and after having it one can do the Bhangra to burn off the calories!ReplyDelete
Good idea! I have to just walk as I won't likely fall over.Delete
I think the reason those Bhangra dancers are so athletic and energised is that they exist solely on a diet of Rachel sandwiches..... oh, OK I'm kidding. You have to admit they are great though! Both the dancers and the sandwiches.ReplyDelete
Probably curry, but I remember a narrow gauge railway sign in the mountains in Northern India: Hurry burry spoils the curry!Delete
Now I'm getting hungry!
I love that kind of dancing... That is, I love to watch it. I've seen enough "So You Think You Can Dance" seasons to have fallen in love with "Bollywood" style dancing. Is "Bollywood" a term to lump any style of Indian dancing? From what I've read and seen, just tilting the hand at a different angle is taboo...ReplyDelete
Jiggly tops? You are funny, Jono!
I have seen some excellent Bollywood movies, but they are hard to come by. I think Hollywood does what they can to keep them away. It is such a fascinating culture with many interesting aspects. Wish there was a larger south Asian population nearby.Delete
Jiggly tops was something YOU wrote. I just slightly changed the usage. :)Delete
Yeah, Jono, just a SLIGHT change. ;) A change that made me chuckle, for sure.Delete
Thanks for the recipe! and the videos.ReplyDelete
You are very Welcome!Delete
The Bhangra dancing is fun! Bright colours, bright smiles; what's not to love? And I've never heard of a Rachel sandwich before now, but it looks like a wonderful (and tasty) way to use up turkey. YUM!ReplyDelete
I saw a Bhangra flash mob on YouTube! How fun would that be? Rachels go really well with beer,too!ReplyDelete
I WANT TO DO THAT!!!!ReplyDelete
I want to watch when you do!ReplyDelete
First time I have heard of it.. bothReplyDelete
At least you keep finding out about new things. Personally, I like those, "Well, whaddya know!" moments.Delete
Judging from the audience response, the Bhangra art form appears to give more joy to the dancers than to the viewers. I would definitely try a Rachel sandwich. Yum.ReplyDelete
The audience probably thought they were ISIS or somebody. Or mostly just trying to get another beer before the second half started.ReplyDelete
I'll make you a Rachel someday.
I love Rachel sandwiches, and yours looks absolutely delicious!ReplyDelete
I couldn't do that dance, either - I'm way too uncoordinated. I'm the kind of person who'd slap someone else in the face trying to do Zumba.