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My two passions–Food and books

Tuna Salad February 9, 2011

Filed under: Cookout/Potluck,Fish,Quick and Easy,Salad,Sandwiches,Seafood — hmills96 @ 11:57 am

I posted the other night on Facebook that I had never had tuna salad before. My friends couldn’t believe that I had never tried it! It’s such a popular thing around here, where mayo-based salads are king at graduation parties and funerals.

I’ve only just recently started to enjoy mayo salads, and usually, I have to make it myself with the olive oil mayo. The original stuff is just way to…Mayoie. Plus, tuna was not something my mom ever kept around the house or cooked with. But, I’m on the lookout for really cheap, filling meals, and tuna is definitely inexpensive.

Overall, I enjoyed this. Simple, but good. It made enough for 4 sandwiches.

Tuna Salad
Adapted from

12 oz can of tuna
3 Tbsp olive oil mayo
3 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/8 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.

Easy enough? Gotta love those kinds of recipes!


Sloppy Joes! February 26, 2010

Filed under: Beef,comfort food,Quick and Easy,Sandwiches — hmills96 @ 9:19 am

Every time I make a menu/grocery list, I ask J. if he’s craving anything specific (even though most of the recipes on my list, neither one of us have ever had before). Usually its my potato soup. This time, however, he threw two meals at me that he’s never asked for before:  Meatloaf and Sloppy Joes. I’m going to have to find out my mom’s recipe for Hamloaf, there’s just none other. Yum. But Sloppy Joes–those I can do! So the other night, I came home from work, exhausted, with the beginnings of the three day MFH (Migraine From Hell) and decided to throw these together instead of the fancier meal I had planned on. Seriously people, these are so easy, and so yummy!

Sloppy Joes

Adapted from Betty Crocker Cookbook Bonus Edition

1 lb lean ground beef (I’m not sure what mix mine was, we get our beef from J’s mom’s farm)
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp pepper
6 sweet pickles, chopped
Splash of sweet pickle juice
6 buns, split

In 10 inch skillet, cook beef, onion and celery over medium heat, 8-10 minutes until brown; drain.

Stir in remaining ingredients (except buns, of course. It made me laugh that the recipe actually said this!). Heat to boiling, then reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender.

Fill your buns with beef mixture. (Noooo not THOSE buns!)

I always serve with more sweet pickles. Nothing goes better with sloppy joes than sweet pickles. If you disagree, you be crazy, man.