Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simple pleasures are best...

I was thinking the other day about food... and how in the last few years, we've gotten so spoiled with all the fancy cooking shows and blogs and all that competitive, "I can cook fancier than you" stuff.
You know... instead of plain ol' meatloaf and mashed potatoes, we now feel obligated to fix something that requires 37 rare and hard-to-find ingredients, and then we have to use all kinds of fancy and expensive gizmos to make and mix it with.
Not that I've ever felt obligated ... but I'm just sayin'.

So, the other day when I was feeling peckish around lunch time, I decided to make a good old fashioned Tuna Salad Sandwich.

And once it was made, and I ate a big spoonful straight out of the bowl.... Mmmm!
I thought I had died and gone to heaven!
So it's true.
Sometimes simple is best!

I figured that with 2 men in the house, I should triple the recipe... and that way I would make sure that I had something left over for an afternoon snack for the next few days.
I'll give you the measurements I used, but this can easily be altered to suit your own tastes - or your appetite.

Tuna Salad Sandwich
3 cans of white Albacore tuna in spring water (drained)
3 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1 large dill pickle, with one half finely minced, and the other half roughly chopped
1 small onion, minced finely
Mayonnaise to moisten.
optional / a small sprinkling of dill or other fresh herbs / or a small splash of chili oil
I like it best on plain ol' wheat bread toast with lettuce, (reminds me of my far distant youth) but rustic whole grain breads or even toasted English muffins are real good too!
It's almost snack time for the kids and I, and I can hear that tuna calling my name... so I'll catch you later!


Marjie said...

Yeah, I'm not all that into 37 exotic ingredients. Did you ever notice that my recipes are pretty simple, even if it looks like I have a crap-ton of ingredients? It's all about easy to do, baby!

Roslyn said...

I like my Tuna salad with curry, raisins & slivered almonds, yum yum!

Bz said...

Good to read you. Hope you're taking care.. if you're eating tuna, sounds like you are taking care of yourself!
Stay well! :-)
(been busy times here as well).

Homestay Mama said...

Mmmm, just the way I like it! I just might invite myself over for lunch! ;-)

Fruitcake Sandy said...

AMEN !!!! ... pass me the can of "pork'n beans" please. I pressure myself to whip up some 'delectable' entrée (also time consuming, often expensive) when The Duck and I both sigh contentedly when eating a grilled cheese sandwich (made in the toaster oven or in a small skillet) and a can of tomato soup. Or the absolute best(est) comfort food AND simple scrambled eggs with toast! Oh ... and another simple pleasure ... I cook, The Duck cleans up! And no, he's not for sale! :>)

Ola said...

Yes, I have very similir feelings, there is a pressure to cook modern which and when you see all those food blogs I start to feel so tiny with my cooking competences:)


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