I was not feeling too hot yesterday. I was supposed to meet some friends for dinner at Blue Ribbon BBQ, but my bed and pajamas were desperately calling my name.
By the time I got home from work, I was dying for some comfort food. All I had for a quick meal was leftover tuna and bread, so I knew I wanted to make a tuna melt - but also wanted to jazz it up a little. While I brainstormed ideas, I popped some oven-baked fries in the oven, and got to work on my tuna melt.
I only had enough leftovers for one sandwich, so I added chopped jalapenos (from the jar), chili powder, black pepper, a little salt, and a squirt of lemon juice to the remainder of my tuna. I generously spread it across some whole wheat bread, and placed a slice of cheddar cheese on top.
I wasn't in the mood for a greasier, pan-fried sandwich, so I simply wrapped this up in tin foil and popped it in the oven with the potatoes for about 10 minutes - right when the potatoes had about 10 more minutes to cook.
The end result was a cheesy, slightly spicy, flavorful tuna melt that was perfectly toasted, without being greasy or overly filling.
This Jazzy Tuna Melt ended up being a quick, delicious and very affordable meal - and was the perfect comfort food after a long day of not feeling well.
What's your favorite quick dinner to make during the work week?