So the other day, I began hurriedly making lunch as I so often do these days between prolonged nursing sessions, and my oldest asked if she could please not have peanut butter and jelly again. Yes, I’m THAT mom. Since I also wasn’t in the mood for our good old standby, I rummaged through the cupboards and threw together this tuna salad. We all sat down to eat, and I must admit that I might have moaned in delight at my first bite, but I was really hungry due to the afore-mentioned prolonged nursing session, so I didn’t think much of how good it was until my oldest jumped up from the table after her first bite. She ran for the camera and came back to the table and began snapping pictures of my plate, saying, “Mom, you HAVE to blog this. It’s so good.” So, here are pictures of my lunch, taken by an 8-year old, along with a recipe that could easily be made by an 8-year old. 🙂 I hope you enjoy both.
- 2 cans of your favorite tuna
- 1 can of garbanzo beans
- 1-2 tsp curry powder (to taste)
- 2-3 Tbsp mayonnaise (to taste)
- fresh cilantro or coriander
- salt (to taste)
- Option 1: Throw everything into a food processor, whiz it up, and eat it. You can either put the cilantro in or add it later.
- Option 2: Puree the garbanzo beans with a little water in a blender. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Eat.
- Option 3: Fork mash the garbanzo beans. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Eat.
Here are a few more of the pictures she took. As you can see above, I opted to have mine on a bed of greens with some red bell pepper on it. She ate it straight from her plate – didn’t even want any bread with it.
Here’s a shot of the food processor that I think looks a little gross. Sorry.
Now, it’s your turn. What do you make quickly when you just can’t think about another PB&J sandwich? I’m always looking for ideas.