Tuesday, April 23, 2013

tuna

i first feel i have to apologize--for not being too creative with some of my a-z blogs---truth be told, i am kinda struggling to finish this challenge----but the food thing interests me right now, so i hope you will forgive another food post--especially since it wasn't even on my radar to do a food blog---

tuna----i have always loved it and i tell you, i haven't met anyone that loves it more than robyn---whenever we split a sub, i know what kind i will be getting---tuna---tuna---tuna

it is good and in moderation, pretty good for ya---although i am not so sure about all the mayo and pickle--

the way i really enjoy it on a sandwich--is with of course the mayo---onion, celery and lemon----i rarely have that on hand so, it's usually the sweet relish with the mayo-----i prefer it not toasted--and i now only use the tuna packs----oh and i hate those tuna packs that are sandwich ready---to me they have a strange artificial taste-

i used to make this great dish---it was kinda like a chinese style tuna and you would serve it over rice---i think i can remember all the ingredients, and there were quite a few----to the two cans of white tuna you added, a big can of chinese vegetables, chicken bouillon, celery, onions, mushrooms and an extra can of water chestnuts ---i think that was all----it was very good, but ended up tasting like chicken

i like the more traditional tuna casseroles as well---even the tuna helper----but frank used to make the best one ever---he doesn't recall what he put into it but i think it had cream of mushroom soup and i know it had rice----loved it----he would make it quite often when i was pregnant and not feeling too well---it was one of those comforting foods we all like--

 if i have ever been tempted to order a tuna steak in a restaurant, i will resist---btw--little piece of advice, i follow---they say--never order any seafood on a monday---chances are it won't be fresh--just left-over from the weekend----

42 comments:

  1. I'd never heard that about restaurants before. Thanks for the tip!

    I love tuna casserole. Maybe I'll put it on the menu for next week. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yeah--i don't know if it really is true--but it was a good source, so i am taking their advice haha---i just might put it on mine too dana :)

      Delete
  2. I have to admit, I hate tuna, the smell the texture. I can't eat it in anything. Not sure why but I developed the distaste as a kid and never out grew it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i know, some people feel that way--it's kinda funny--robyn loving it so much--her fiance hates it with a passion, susan!

      Delete
    2. Oooooh, oooooh, call on me! I know why you don't like it, probably! I love tuna, but I started to hate it and my kids liked it at first and then hated it. They don't have very good tuna any more. When I was a kid, solid white tuna was just that. Solid and white. Nowadays when you open a solid white tuna can it is in little pink pieces that look like floor sweepings. When you drain the can there is about half a can there. I have found the - THE - BEST tuna in the whole wide world. And now I am going below to add a comment about where I found it.

      Delete
  3. I love tuna casserole, and tuna on crackers, and tuna melts. Recently, my sister and I dropped by to see our Mom around lunch time, and she pulled out our childhood favorite for lunch: an English muffin with tuna and shredded cheese, toasted till the cheese melts. We called it tuna pizza as kids! Still just as good as memory served.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh you reminded me--i was gonna talk about the tuna melt--great memories michelle :)

      Delete
  4. Well, I love that t is for tuna.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha i thought you would--thanks suze ;)

      Delete
  5. I'm not a tuna fan but sometimes I just order a tuna from Subway for a change and I end up enjoying it :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yeah--i like their tuna---there is another place where we get tuna subs that is really good--i can't think of the name right off--but it's all white tuna and made with sweet pickle!

      Delete
  6. i like tuna with some pasta and a little bit of fat free salad dressing on it. yummmo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i like it that way too pam---and sometimes just with a little italian dressing and just the tuna :)

      Delete
  7. You know, I never thought of that monday thing! I keep coming back because I find your post refreshing! No worries...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i am a little lost zoe haha tell me again--sorry my brain is kinda mushy today ;)

      Delete
  8. I AM WITH YOU ABOUT THE A-Z. I actually prayed, Dear God, let this thing end before I lose my mind. I told my daughter it was a poor use of a prayer. :) She said, yeah maybe.

    LOVE tuna.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha, i hear ya teresa--little secret--i am so not into it, i actually wrote all the rest of my letters this morning, just to be done with it! :)

      Delete
  9. I actually like Annie's tuna helper...not homemade but fast and yummy and natural ingredients;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i don't know this brand--tell me more :)

      Delete
  10. I like tuna casserole as long as velveeta cheese is melted in. Speaking of melted... I love tuna melts and tuna (plain) on crackers. Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ya know, i haven't tried tuna on crackers--adding that to my list--thanks jackie :)

      Delete
  11. I love tuna.
    Last year was my second year on the challenge and I really struggled to get through it and I don't know why. This year I am doing better but still not quite as good as the first one I did.
    My T post on welcome to me isn't so good today.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh you have done great ruth--i just haven't been into the challenge this go round :)

      Delete
    2. I think you're doing good. By this time, most people are ready to be done.

      Delete
    3. awww i was ready to be done too ruth, that's why i sat here yesterday and finished the challenge---thanks :)

      Delete
  12. I'm not a big tuna fan. I may eat it twice a year. I do love fish and try to stick with smaller fish due to the mercury. I love flounder!
    Happy Tuesday to you!
    hugs,
    Marie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i try not to think of the mercury no jk---i love all fish!!!

      Delete
  13. Mmmm...I used to eat tuna melts several times a week. Not so much these days. I wonder why? I think I need to make a trip to the store...thanks for the reminder.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Tuna fish sandwiches with olives and lettuce was one of the things I really missed having while I was pregnant.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh yeah cynthia, everything is better with olives!!!

      Delete
  15. Yucky tuna? Too much mercury? Your worries are over!!! I found the best tuna. I buy it online. It's a bit more expensive, but the can is solid albacore that is really solid tuna with very little liquid in it. I get Oregon's Choice Gourmet tuna ordered from their website: http://www.oregonschoice.com. I do not sell, own, or care if anyone buys this...just thought I'd pass it along. I love tuna, but the tuna now is terrible and I taste tuna all day after eating it. But this is wonderful, and I can eat tuna again! I like the smell, taste, texture, amount in the can, and very low mercury content - just everything about it! Sorry if this sounds like a paid promotion! It isn't. I just got so excited when I ordered half a case and it was good stuff! And so when I saw that your T word was Tuna, well, I just had to share in case anyone else was a disappointed in the quality of tuna available in the grocery stores now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha you would make a great ad for them!!! thanks for the yummy advice donna :)

      Delete
  16. I do enjoy tuna, too. And I am absolutely with you. Those premade packs definitely have an artificial and weird taste to them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. so you think so too---and i was really wanting to love them, susan :)

      Delete
  17. Tuna is a favorite around here, in fact... I have some in the fridge right now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha- i can never seem to have it in the fridge for long ms. a :)

      Delete
  18. I'm not a big fan of tuna salad, but I do like tuna casserole. I never thought about fish not being fresh on Mondays before, but it's probably true in many places.

    Julie

    ReplyDelete