Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Because Nothing Says Love Like Tuna

The dog days are here. You hadn't heard?

Well, I think they're here...or they're very nearly here. Although, I've been bundled up in my grey hooded sweatshirt all day, so they may have been waylayed in transit. Or maybe they just stopped for a Frosty.

But mark my words, Benny, they're coming.

Until then, I'm down in the dreaded dinnertime valley that rests between cozy Wintertime stews and garden mania. Around these parts, we've got nothing but lettuce and weeds, and my kids aren't too picky, but they do draw the line at weeds.

So, it's up to me to drum up some new business. Something fresh (because that's how I roll most happily) and easy (because we're busy drip-drying and picking strawberries and contemplating zinnias and such).

It should surprise no one that Rachael Ray came through in the clutch.

I made this along with this for dinner, and they were both raging successes.

RR's tuna melt was meant to be grilled, but we broiled, instead. (We are prone to pop-up authority figure conflicts when the mercury rises.)

I had this for dinner, then the next day for lunch, then I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I bought more tuna and had it again. And again.

I will never again eat old-school tuna, so help me Hannah.

Unless I'm at Subway and they're willing to throw in extra banana peppers.


**For you eagle eyes out there, the two photos shown do not show canellini beans, because Cory never met a lentil or legume that he likes. However, I did add them to mine and they were superb!

43 comments:

  1. That sounds awesome! And you're so funny. :)

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  2. Looks yummy! Will have to try this!

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  3. Yum-O! That looks yummy! You just got me out of my lunch doldrums! {True or False: I just spell checked 'doldrums'.}

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  4. Ooo hot diggity - that looks soooo much better than the plain tuna lunch I had today from Walmart - darn the luck!

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  5. Did you include the beans? I don't see them in the picture...wondering if you defied authority on that one, too? :) I don't even know what cannellini beans are. But that all looks yummy.

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  6. Oooohhh...that looks yummy! I am going to put the tuna melt on the list for next week! You need to come out with a Flower Patch Farmgirl guide to real food. I have a feeling your wit combined with food would be a #1 best seller!

    ~mary~

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  7. gotta love Rachel Ray! this looks super yummy and yes, even healthy. love the addition of canellini beans:-)

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  8. I have not cooked anything Rachel Ray yet... but I do love a good tuna melt broiled!
    We had boring tuna today... ;) I love broiled Salmon on an english muffin!! yummy!

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  9. Mmmm....tuna "burgers" are one of my most favoritist foods!!!

    Ciao for now,

    : )

    Julie M.

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  10. I'm definitely giving this a try! Best wishes to you, Tammy :)

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  11. No lentils and legumes?! Oh, honey! My heart bleeds...

    I have those same little white cups. Got them at the thrift store. Love them.

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  12. wow, can i come over for dinner sometime? :) so delicious.

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  13. Your photos look like they are from a recipe book. I am also a tuna fan. Must give it a try. Lori

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  14. YUM!!! It looks sooooo good!!

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  15. Oh yummy:) I will definitely make that! Thanks for sharing Shannan.

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  16. Oh, I hope you're right! They say sunshine is coming this weekend...should I believe them?
    Your tuna melt looks delish, and broiled is the best.

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  17. I know what my family is having for dinner tomorrow night :)

    Please keep sharing these delicious, summery recipes!!!

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  18. I think I know what we're having for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. i feel the same way about menus right now, it's like we're stuck in between:)

    this looks yummy & i'm putting it on next week's menu!

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  20. This is what we'll chow down for lunch today...

    Thanks!

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  21. We have recently been visiting that same confusing valley. It's been raining an unusual amount here which makes me want to make soups and things but knowing that it's supposed to be summer makes me want to grill everything and eat salads outside. Thanks for sharing this find! It looks good!

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  22. That Tuna Melt looks gooood.

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  23. it looks delicious, but I don't like tuna unless it tastes like "MORE" than tuna...you know? Is it tuna-y?

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  24. Thanks girl! Think I just figured out what to make for dinner on my busy Thursday night :)

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  25. Oh, you should link this post at The Goat and the Kid tomorrow for Nancy's recipe party. :)

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  26. Nothing spells happiness more than peonies and tuna melts. You made me happy today.

    Hope you and your family are doing well... Barbie arms and all :)

    Hugs, The Lady of the House

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  27. Looks delish! Can I come to your house every night for supper this summer??? ;)

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  28. alrighty, i had a late lunch today. Made that tuna melt thanks to you and it was delish! Thank you!

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  29. Oh, this is divine. Thanks so much for the info! I am definitely trying it tomorrow! So healthy:).

    ~Julia

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  30. Looks super yummy! I love tuna but my hubby hates it! Doesn't keep me from eating it though!

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  31. unfortunatley, my husband will never go for this dish and that makes me sad...
    but cheese and tuna?? yum yum yum!

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  32. That looks delicious. I am SO going to make that.

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  33. I agree nothing says love like tuna. That looks yum. The MIster loves RR food. The Kid loves tuna. I made the Nubs eat it and she hurled it on the table. I am open for another attempt. What about the smell in the house that it leaves? Does that say love???

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  34. Dude, look at all those comments! ;-) I have that same white bowl.

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  35. I made this tuna recipe last night for supper and it was every bit as good as you said! It is a keeper and we will be enjoying this at our house quite a bit this summer. Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. As ALWAYS - your meal looks wonderful! I must know though, did you use the sprouted whole grain bread? Just wondered :) I've learned a bit about the sprouting of grains, nuts, seeds - seems it is beneficial to one's health - that is if you care! I'm hoping to try this next week - it's almost allergen free for the 3 in my house who are trying to avoid some food allergies :)

    ~Heather

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  37. As previously discussed, ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......... save it for another guest, when I come over. Sorry! :)

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  38. I love tuna too - tuna in all kinds of recipe - and veggies, pasta , beans ...yummo! Jennifer jennsthreegraces I have recipes sometimes too!

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  39. i made them both last night and loved them!
    thanks again for more great keeper recipes.
    keep them coming!

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  40. LOL..I thought I was the only person in the world who liked Subway's tuna fish! I am definitely going to try your new tuna fish. Our tomatoes are starting to ripen up and I am on the hunt for new recipes with tomatoes in it. I found you thru Tracy at French Larkspur....adorable blog you have. Come for a visit.

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  41. Love that you couldn't stop thinking about it! Thanks for the shout-out.

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