After being away 2 weekends in a row, having a 3 hour wine class every Tuesday night, having a bunch of guest articles that are (over)due, and working on a new social media venture, I was a little too tired to cook last night. Earlier in the week, I was inspired by a post from Fiona’s blog (love her!) to jazz up regular old tuna salad. I don’t know why I never thought to add a little bit of spice with a jalapeno before, but this simple addition was completely game-changing.
Since we already had a few cans of tuna in the house, and I am loving cannellini beans anyway, it was simple to pull together a very quick and delicious tuna mix.
2 cans of tuna, which, to my cats’ delight I accidentally bought in olive oil
1 rinsed and drained can of cannellini beans
about 1/4 of a chopped onion
1 jalapeno, chopped, seeds included
1 TSP of real mayonnaise, In the love/hate mayo war, I LOVE.
I mixed all of the ingredients together and added some black pepper, then put the mix in the fridge until the hubby got home.
Then I grilled some English muffins on either side until lightly browned. topped with tuna salad, baby spinach, and Cabot sharp cheddar. Our sheet pans are positively ancient. They belonged to a neighbor before I got them about 6 years ago. But they work just fine and save me a little bit of money.
I popped the open sandwich in the oven at 380 until the cheese had melted, maybe a little too much. . .
Then I topped my sandwich with some buffalo sauce, closed it up, and dug in. Delicious!
As the label notes, this wine is PERFECT with food. It has a nice acidity to it and lots of fresh, tart apple flavors. Mmmm it was a quick and easy but REALLY good dinner.
Today is the last day to enter my Oldways Whole Grains Month giveaway! And everybody wins if you visit Oldways’ Whole Grains Council website! Tell them what you are doing to celebrate Whole Grains Month, and they will automatically send you some awesome coupons for whole grain products. I just got mine yesterday and am excited to go shopping for Bob’s Red Mill and Barilla whole grain products!
In case you missed it yesterday, I entered the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog contest after lots of back and forth on whether or not I would. Are you planning on entering?
Up tonight, a dinner date at the brand new Deuxave in Boston, and I am SO looking forward to a fun weekend getaway in Vermont. . . more on that later!
Annnnnd if you haven’t yet, I would love it if you could buzz my Foodbuzz Alaska Seafood dinner:
Just create an account, if you don’t have one, log in, buzz, and voila! I am currently behind, and I would love to represent Alaska Seafood at the festival!
Have a great day everyone!