It's such a pain to find something that agrees with everyone. And the oldest daughter goes between being a vegetarian and not being a vegetarian. I'm always so confused on what to buy.
This week's meals are a bit up in the air. I haven't been on a real grocery run since before we were expecting serious weather last week. One bright spot is lunch time. It is just myself and the 2 year old. She is very open to trying new foods. I'm sure this will change as she gets older so I'm taking advantage as much as I can.
I opened up the cabinets. Hmmm... well, yes they are a bit bare. A little of this, a little of that. I decided the asparagus and tuna both looked like they wanted me to eat them. But how to fix them....?
Away to Pinterest I go!
I went looking for one recipe. Spent more than an hour perusing and ended up making two new boards. Sheesh! However, I was able to find something! An asparagus salad with tuna dressing from the Hellman's site that is apparently a Mario Batali recipe.
|image from Hellman's recipe page|
So.... I opened one can of asparagus, drained them well, then put them in a skillet with just a half tablespoon of butter. While they were warming in the skillet on medium low, I put about a cup of mayonnaise, a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, one large minced up clove of garlic, a pinch of salt, somewhere around a teaspoon-ish of dried dill, and half of the can of drained tuna in water in a bowl and mixed them all together. I let that sit and ruminate on how all those ingredients were working well with each other while the asparagus simmered in it's buttery goodness. Once the asparagus was heated through, I just placed it on a plate then spooned the tuna mixture on top. Done. I think it would have been even better with a few thinly sliced pieces of Monterey Jack on it.
I didn't photograph it. Mainly because I was hungry, but also because I didn't even think about blogging it. Just know it looked just as good as that image from the website. And tasted even better!
The amounts that I used were more of a two serving meal as I had enough left that I can warm it up for lunch tomorrow. If I fixed this for everyone, I would double it. If you try it (or something similar), let me know how it turns out!