Let’s make a TOAST!
To With tuna…and cheese…annnnnnnnd…
I sthwear you guyths, I’m not unther the alfluence of inkahol!
A little #strangebutgood buzz? Now that’s another sthory! Laura may not be able to DRINK wine right now*, but I thappen to think she wearsh it quite niceschly! 😉
*Be sure to hop on over to Sprint 2 The Table and wish my girl good luck on her figure competition this weekend!!
But seriously, I’ve realized that, since I discovered the blogging community and basically opened Pandora’s box with my foodie creativity, I will probably NEVER eat a “normal” meal again. This week’s addition to my #strangebutgood repertoire is a prime example…I was halfway through eating my FIRST one before I even realized it was a bit…um, odd? I was just excited to use my boozy jam again!
Then it was all like, quick we need photographic evidence! THEN I held on to it all for over a week because I couldn’t figure out what to call it…thanks for saving the #strangebutgood day, Melissa! 😀
Sweet baby Cheezus! 😆
I actually find it kinda funny that I have such a love for tuna melts…especially since I never grew up with them…I guess this is just my way of making up for lost time and the quirky combos are just
me embracing my inner weird kid a bonus! Hey, at least I didn’t put ketchup on top!
“Drunken” Tuna Melt
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
Keywords: broil sandwich salad entrée high protein tuna
Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
- 2-3 slices of whole wheat bread (I used P28)
- 1 5oz. can Wild Planet wild albacore tuna or 1 cup cooked chickpeas for vegetarian option
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/8 cup finely diced onion
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon Cabernet Sauvignon (or grape) jelly/jam
- 1 Tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
- 1 Tablespoon shredded gouda cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- dash of Italian seasoning
1. Turn oven to low broil.
2. Place bread slices on a sheet pan under broiler for 3-5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
4. Remove bread slices from oven, flip over and top with tuna mixture.
5. If desired, add a bit more jam to top of mixture, sprinkle with cheese and spices and return to oven until cheese has melted (2-3 minutes).
6. Serve with roasted vegetables and kale chips or side salad for a well-balanced meal.
Of course, if you want to get SUPER strange, you could always forget the bread altogether and stuff your tuna melt in a friggin’ SQUASH…
But if your on a kick like me, the kale chips are NOT optional! 😉
Oh lord, if only my veggie-hating, chicken nugget and French fry loving five year old self could see me now!
Were you a picky eater growing up?
What was your favorite “odd” food pairing when you were little?
I honestly wasn’t really into strange combos as a kid, but I loved me some fried SPAM with ketchup and hot dogs straight out of the fridge in the summer! 😀