26 Feb 2013: Tuna Melt with Fruit and Veggies

lunch on 26 February 2013: tuna melts
lunch on 26 February 2013: tuna melts

I just love tuna melts. They remind me of Richard Simmons, which is totally insane. A million years ago (for real, like the 1980s) I was watching some ridiculous daytime t.v. with my mom, who shared my love of soap operas, talk shows, and motivational exercise gurus. Richard Simmons was at the height of his fame back then and he was on some post-General Hospital afternoon talk show making “healthy tuna melts” and probably leading the audience in a little spandex-fueled aerobics. Why this memory is etched forever in my mind, I don’t know, but suffice it to say that Richard Simmons and tuna melts are inextricably linked in my twisted brain. So, in honor of Richard Simmons, spandex, sequins, and “partying off the pounds” I give you these delicious mini tuna melts made on nice, crusty dinner rolls. I’m not sure that these particular tuna melts would fit into a weight loss plan what with the white carbs and mayo. Luckily the kiddos burn calories almost as fast as they eat them. No spandex needed. The veggies are grape tomatoes, carrots, and fennel. Yep, those green sticks that look like celery are actually fennel. My son loves fennel. He walks around the farmers market gnawing on big stalks of the stuff. No lie. The fruit is normal kid fare: strawberries and satsumas.

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