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Lazy Dinner for One: The Tuna Melt May 26, 2010

Posted by Angela @ Making Food for Friends in fish, quick meal.

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I was cooking for myself for a few days.  Cooking for one can go to either extreme for me—I’ll go all out and try new recipes for meals that only I would really love, or I’ll be completely lazy and eat like a child—veggie nuggets, bread and peanut butter, chip snacks.  That was me this weekend, alternating meals between toast spread with peanut butter and pizza bread, which is just what it sounds like—a piece of bread slathered with tomato sauce, sprinkled with mozzarella and spices, and tossed in the oven.  I do believe every single breakfast I ate during high school was either pizza bread or rice pilaf with steak sauce.  I have never been afraid of carbs!

Ryan’s home now, though, but my laziness in the kitchen has continued, mostly due to the weather.  Turning on the oven will raise the temperature in the house a few degrees, and for a small house with no central air, that is not a comfortable situation.  We’ve been grilling outside, but last night I had to bite the bullet and turn on the oven, making yet another pizza bread for myself and a tuna melt for Ryan.  Here is the lazy person’s guide to making a quick tuna melt. No picture of the finished product–it was consumed too quickly to be caught on camera!

Tuna Melttuna melt ingredients


1 can of tuna, drained (I use a small 5 oz can when I’m making only one of these)
2 tbs mayo
1 stalk celery, diced
1 large dill pickle, diced
1 – 2 tsp dill pickle juice (or, if you can’t be bothered to chop a pickle, just use 2 tsp dill relish instead)
1/8 cup grated cheddar + extra for sprinkling on top
1 large pitas

Preheat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and spread on a large pita.  Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top.  Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until cheese is melted on top.  Put it under the broiler for another minute or two for extra golden cheese. Done!



1. ral - May 26, 2010

i will vouch for this being one of my favorite things to eat… it’s quick and easy, and with a little hot sauce and a side of pita chips, a great and fast meal when you’re super hungry after a workout or late night at work!

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