Saturday, April 10, 2010

Making the Best Better

Does anyone recognize the phrase? 2 points if you do - think about it and at the end of this post I'll remind you why it sounds familiar.

Saturday lunch is always something along the lines of soup, salad or a sandwich. Typical Kara-lunch food. One of my favorite at-home lunches are tuna melts. Not to say there is anything particularly astounding about tuna melts, but the devil is in the details. Instead of your normal can o'tuna with a smear of mayo, I opt for tuna, Miracle Whip, diced celery, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and Cookie's seasoning salt. Everything goes on an english muffin that has been pre-toasted in the oven and has reached the height of crispiness. The whole tuna concoction is topped with a slice of tomato and a thin layer of cojack cheese. Then this open faced tuna melt is broiled in the oven for just a couple more minutes until the cheesy is a little drippy and gooey. Yum. This takes an "ordinary" tuna melt and makes it "extraordinary" - or in 4-H terms, "makes the best better." :)

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