Thursday, April 03, 2008

Good Things

Some new things I've tried recently:

1. Tuna Cranberry Salad

Ok here's the thing. When I was in Atlanta a few weeks ago I had some of the tuna salad that Harry's Market (Whole Foods) sells. It was soooooo good. So I came home craving it, but since we don't have a Whole Paycheck, I mean Whole Foods here, I had to make my own. Here's the recipe I found and I've been making it every day now for three weeks and am not tired of it yet.

Sorry, I don't's just all by taste.

White albacore tuna
Mayo (enough to mix it well...I'd say maybe two tbsp. for a small can? But I'm not a huge mayo fan)
Dill Weed ( taste...but I probably put a couple of tsp. in it)
Dried cranberries

Mix it all up and enjoy! It's good on crackers or even just by the spoonful.

2. Homemade pizzas

Well, not completely homemade because I'm not about to attempt throwing dough around my kitchen. But I buy the premade crusts that come 2 to a pack and make one for the kids and one for us. My kids only eat pepperoni so making theirs is easy. I use turkey pepperoni to make it a little healthier.

I made this one the other night for me and Andy and it was great.

Spread a layer of pesto sauce on the crust.
Top with shrimp (I like the already cooked frozen shrimp but if you use raw shrimp obviously boil or saute first)
Green onions
Artichoke hearts
Layer of smoked provolone cheese (I use the slices)
Grated mozzarella cheese

Bake until cheese is done and then broil for just long enough to brown the cheese a little.

3. Key Lime Pie

My all time favorite dessert is Key Lime Pie but since I'm trying to get in shape so I can outpace the Golden Girls, I found this low fat and light recipe and made it last weekend and I swear I couldn't tell the difference. I actually made my own crust because I have this darling Key Lime pie plate I bought about 10 years at Williams Sonoma and I wanted to be able to see the limes as we sliced into it. This is the first time I've made a pie in it. It only took me 10 years.

It's the little (strange) things that excite me lately.


Rhonda Case said...

What time are you serving lunch and dinner?

Allison said...

Oooo...thanks for the cranberry tuna salad idea. I know I should eat tuna, I have cans of it in the pantry, but I just never seem in the mood for tuna and mayo.

But since I have some dried cranberries... I might have to have this for a snack!

Fruit and tuna go so well together...I love my mom's apple-pineapple-grape chicken salad, so maybe I should try it with tuna?

P.S. I've been a lurker on your blog for weeks, maybe a few months, enjoying every minute, and just found out you're Kami and Carter's sister-in-law! We're friends of theirs from Atlanta. Small world!