9.10.2010

jazzed up tuna melts...and a winner!!

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Somehow or another I stumbled upon this amazing tuna melt recipe over at Mommie Cooks. I wasn't completely sure about it at first because Julie mixed the tuna with sour cream and picante sauce but then I got to thinking about how much I adore fish tacos so I figured it had to be good. Ya know what? These Tuna Mexi Melts are beyond good. I think even that cereal lovin' Tony the Tiger would give a "They're Grrrrrrreat!" shout out!

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I have to share something with you though. I was all excited to serve these to my husband. We both love Mexican food so I thought for sure he would be all over these as well. He. Wasn't. I got all in a huff about it, too. I'm not really sure why exactly. I mean, it's not even my recipe. Why did it even matter? I liked it. The photos came out looking pretty nice. Sometimes, I take my cooking way too seriously! He sensed my frustration (not that I was subtle) and finished his meal in silence.

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Maybe this is chick food. Is this chick food? Poor man, having to endure my salads, soups and now Tuna Mexi Melts. He did mention that he wanted steak earlier today. I laughed and told him that steak is too darn expensive. I'm not really a beef girl, you see. But, since he is a beef boy and such a good sport, maybe I'll grill him up a nice filet over the weekend....with a loaded baker on the side.

Has anyone one else ever reacted this way? No? Okay. Just checking. ;D

Hop on over to Mommie Cooks for this fantastic recipe!

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The lucky winner of the Xagave giveaway is non other than....

Barbara of the delicious Moveable Feasts. Yay! Congrats, Barbara!

Email me your info and I will forward it to the company right away.

I also wanted to say a big Thank-You to everyone that entered!





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41 comments:

jacqueline said...

These loooks yummie and i was just looking for some tuna recipe. I totally get what your mean as i too sometimes get fustration when my mister doesn't like the dishes i cook. Which i have no idea why i reacted the way i did. Maybee it's just the chick thing? hehe Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

They don't sound like chick food... but I do understand your frustration. On a few occasions Tommy didn't absolutely LOVE what I had cooked I was surprise to see how pissed I was! A couple of times I even muttered "why don't YOU cook something then!" I'm a brat like that =)

Megan said...

I get like that too. I even get like that when we're out at a restaurant, and I think a dish is amazing, and my boyfriend doesn't agree... or worse... he won't even try it. He doesn't understand why I get offended when it's not my food or not my recipe. Believe me I've been there!

These tuna melts look gorgeous. I feel like they'd make a great party appetizer.

Katy ~ said...

I wish I liked fish because this looks GOOD!! It looks so good you could convince me to take a bite :)

Emily Z said...

I'm like Kika. When I cook something and Matthew's not a fan, I tend to take it personally. Especially if it is something I have gone to a lot of trouble to make. These tuna melts look delicious to me!

Susan said...

This looks yummy to me. But, I do think The Trout would think it is not "dinner". Perhaps an appetizer? ha ha I let him do the planning and a lot of the cooking so there is always peace, you know? I am happy eating anything. Congrats to Barbara. It looks like a fantastic prize.

nanny said...

I think they look wonderful...I'll try this even if I am the only one to eat/ha

Angie's Recipes said...

It looks GREAT to me too!
I wonder how your hubby react when he was told that the steak was too pricey....;-))

Joanne said...

It sounds like your husband and my father are related. You just never can tell what men will do next. They are thoroughly unpredictable.

I personally think these look excellent. Way better than your average tuna melt. Then again, I'm a chick. So what do I know :P

Stella said...

Oh Kim, I have to deal with someone who hates things before he's even tasted them too (though he's not always like that). Maybe it's a mood thing or something. I think these sound wonderful though. I would have eaten them happily...!
Oh, and congratulations to Barbara. Yeah!

Mary said...

Kim, these really look delicious. They'd also be wonderful for a party. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Julie said...

I don't think my husband would be too crazy about these either. Definitely a girl's day thing, sounds delish to me :)

Barbara said...

Maybe it is a chick dish....I wouldn't have thought so, but if you have a steak-loving hubby, tuna melts are NOT going to go over big. We food bloggers DO tend to impose food on our loved ones, don't we?

I'm really excited about winning and have emailed you my address. Thanks, Kim!!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Hubby loves tuna- He'd really like these. They're easy too- perfect for lunchtime.

Jenn said...

I'm a sucker for a good tuna melt. so if this one is grrrrrrrreat...then i'm sure I'd love this one.

Magic of Spice said...

Looks and sounds fantastic to me...and oh yes, I can get a bit touchy about my cooking...but oh well.

Krista said...

I had to laugh...I get a little sensitive about my cooking too. The other day my husband grabbed for the salt after I put a *perfectly* seasoned meal in front of him and I nearly bit his head off.

I think that these look and sound spectacular!

Mimi said...

Ooh, now I want one!

Hugs & love,
Mimi

Jeannie said...

I love your very frank post on your tuna melts, I have to admit I do get a bit piss off too when one of my boys refuses to eat my bakings.

Monet said...

Kim,
Wonderful post...and I think that I would have loved these tuna melts...so try not to feel bad! I too can become very sensitive about my cooking. Ryan knows to tread carefully when I prepare something new. But tuna can be a hard sell for some people, especially if it is different from how they normally eat it. Thanks for sharing this though...because it looks great to me!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks amazing... I have to do this tuna melt..

Julie M. said...

Kim,

Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Tell your hubbie he needs to get on the tuna melt bandwagon!

Do you mind if I link back to you on my review page?

Hope you're having a great weekend!

bellini valli said...

There are tons of steak and potato guys out there but this is manly food too!

newlywed said...

These look GREAT! I love tuna melts, and Mexican flavors. I am very sensitive too...but I lean more on the teary side if my cooking is underappreciated. Luckily I have gotten pretty good at knowing what will go over well!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What delicious morsels, I simply adore tuna melts!
Mr P is a picky bunny and sometimes turns the food I make him away. It hurts my feelings a teeny bit sometimes, but I know its good that he tells me the truth so that way I dont waste my time and effort making it again. Also, I know when he says he likes something, that he really means it.
*kisses* HH

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

No I don't think this is chick food and yes, I would would love these mex tuna melts. I believe my hubs would too!

Biz said...

I don't like tuna so I rarely make it for my husband who loves it - he would love these!

Thanks!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those tuna melts sure look delicious!

tasteofbeirut said...

These tuna melts sound delicious with just the right amount of heat; I can totally relate to your feelings, after going through all this effort; just remember men are like children and worse and he wants to be catered too; so make him a ribeye tomorrow and all will be forgotten.

Kim said...

They do sound yummy! I can understand your frustrations. My husband can be very picky and I often find myself in similar situations. I'm happy that you enjoyed them so much though. It sounds like it would make a wonderful lunch!

Faith said...

I think your melts look fantastic! I love a good tuna melt and I would love to try the recipe this recipe. A huge congrats to Barbara!

Randi Troxell said...

oh goodness..
tuna happens to be one of my most fave things in the world.. and these look wonderfully perfect..
and now i'm craving tuna in a HUGE way!!!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmm, I do love me some tuna. Those look way amazing!

Barbara Bakes said...

I often react the same way. I don't think it's going to bother me if my hubs doesn't like something that I think is great, but it does bug me. I don't think tuna melts are chick food, anythings better with gooey, melty cheese!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've ALWAYS loved tuna melts. Yummy, yummy, yummy!

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, it does sound amazing. And your photograph makes it look so tempting.

Juliana said...

Wow, your tuna melt looks delicious, like it with cilantro...it sure adds a nice flavor to the sandwich...nice photos :-) Congratulations Barbara!

sweetlife said...

hubbys are funny, I on the other hand would love this tuna melt, lve the mexican flavor

sweetlife

Elizabeth and Jared said...

The bread looks so crusty and crunchy so with the warm cheese and fresh tuna, this would taste divine!!

Dyan said...

Hello There! I found your blog today and just wanted to say that I love your yummy goodies and pictures - can't wait to see what you share next.
Dyan

Reeni said...

What a great way to jazz up a tuna melt! It's not chick food because my Dad loves tuna. Seriously, he eats it almost every day. But he loves a good steak too and burgers...

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