Tuna Melt

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So we were just catching up on the PVR just before lunch and watching an episode of Rachel & Guy’s Celebrity Cookoff and saw Dean McDermott making a Tuna Melt and we both had a sudden craving…so I hit up the pantry and lunch was born!

Ingredients:

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  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 cans of Tuna
  • 1/6 cup of Mayo
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Dried Oregan
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemo
  • 1/4 Red Onion (diced)
  • 2 slices of Cheese (we had Provolone)
  • Tomato
  • Additional Grated Cheese
  • 2 tsp Capers

Directions:

  1. Toast the bread for 2-3 minutes (not looking for a full toast, just to start stiffening the bread
  2. Mix all ingredients except the tomato and sliced cheese in a bowl
  3. Spread some mayo on 2 slices of the bread, and put the tuna on top of these slices
  4. Put the sliced cheese on the other side and toast for 4 minutes
  5. Serve with some chips on the side

Turkey Chilli

Well, since my chicken curry recipe a few weeks ago I thought I would try another slow cooker dish.  Enter this chili – it was EXTREMELY easy to make and smelt great as it simmered all day long in the kitchen.

Seriously it was easy – you need to try this.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1.  Cook the ground turkey over medium heat for 7-10 minutes.  
  2. Grease the inside of the slow cooker with some cooking spray, and add all of the above ingredients and stir well
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours

Mexican Apple Pie

Here’s a recipe I saw a couple of weeks ago on TV – thought this would be a perfect time to try some apple pie.  Instead of a typical pie crust, you use a tortilla instead to wrap the apples in.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Granny Smith Apples – cut into large pieces
  • 4 tbsp Apple Juice
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 4 Tortilla’s
  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (optional)

Directions:

  1. If you’re going to make the glaze, then take the can of milk, take off the label, and cover in a pot of water.  Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 3 hours.  This will turn the milk into more of a thick caramel (technically – it’s called Dulce de Leche).  Make sure the can is immeresed in water the whole time
  2. Once the can has been in the water for 2.5 hours, I start preparing the filling.  Turn on the oven to 375 F and cut the apple
  3. Heat a pan to medium, and put in the apples, 2 tbsp of Apple Juice, cinnamon, and the sugar.  Bring it to a boil and then simmer for 12 minutes 
  4. Stir the cornstarch into the rest of the apple juice, and add to the apple mixture.  Stir in the Walnuts.
  5. At this point, the apples should be soft, and the mixture fairly thickened.  Place into the middle of the tortilla’s and fold over.  Bake for 10-15 minutes 
  6. Top with the Caramel sauce, or if you skipped this step, some Vanilla Ice Cream