Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuna Melt - And Some Fun News

I'll start with the fun news:

The Food-Minded Mama is now a .com!

If you have my blog bookmarked, the page will still work, but you can also use the following to get to my amazingly amazing stories, recipes, and pictures.

Fun right?

Ok, here's the Tuna Melt Recipe.

I came up with this last week and have tried it a couple of times. It's really good and is a hit with the three-year-old set.

(makes two open-faced sandwiches) 
 Preheat the oven to 375º

For the tuna mixture
1 can tuna (3oz., drained)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp diced white onion
1 tbsp capers
1 heaping tbsp grated Parmesan
Pinch of salt
Ground pepper

Dump ingredients in a bowl. Mix.

For the cheese topping
2/3 cup grated cheese (cheddar, gruyere, Swiss, or whatever you want... oooh, maybe even Cambozola. Yum! I'm so doing that next!)
2 tbsp grated Parmesan

Toast your bread until lightly golden. Then spread a small amount of mayo, butter, or olive oil on it, especially the edges so they don't burn. Top with the tuna mixture. Top that with the cheese mixture. Bake in the oven (or you toaster oven) for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melty.

Mom's Tip
Yes this is a fork and knife sandwich. Yes you will need to help your littler kids cut it. This is a great time to spend with your kiddos and teach them about utensils. 

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