In the past couple of weeks, as I’ve been semi-“off”-from work (i.e., Winter Break between semesters), and totally-Nanny-less (i.e., with Meera 24×7), I’ve been doing some much needed catching-up with friends. It has been sooooo gooooood. In the craze of our dual-career-&-three-kids life the thing that unfortunately, and so sadly, often falls through the cracks is our social life. One of the many splendid things that Meera and I got the chance to do was to drive over to NJ for a morning and lunch at the Uhrig’s house (Our good friends the Uhrigs have made many appearances on our blog— here, here, and here, for just a few.). The dads were working, the big boys were all at school, and so we were able to indulge in the sweet, sweet calm-and-stillness-and-room-for-plenty-of-mommy-to-mommy-conversation that is a Meera-&-Tae-playdate. Oh my, the loveliness! Stacey made the most deliciously fabulous lunch for us and I was completely smitten with every bite of it. It warmed me heart and soul to have my friend make this special lunch for me. I decided right then and there, and told Stacey so, that I was going to get all of her recipes and make this lovely lunch for dinner for the Swap. And that is exactly what I did.
Here it all is, directly from the source, the fabulous Stacey Uhrig:
Soup – Chiarello’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Kale “Chips” – Food and Wine – Crispy Kale
Tuna Sandwich – Stacey’s Special
1 Can of White Tuna (no salt added / in water)
Black olives or Capers
Shallots or Red Onion
In bowl, mix drained tuna with chopped black olives, chopped shallots, juice of one lemon (add zest if you want a fuller flavor), and enough olive oil to make it the consistency you like. I tend to like it very lemony….Season with salt and pepper! I didn’t give measurements bc I kind of eye ball it….add as much or as little as you like…make it your own! Toast up your favorite roll (I happened to use a multi-grain baguette), slather on your favorite pesto (I had a store bought one in my house, but its awesome with home made as well)…top it with the tuna and voila! Bon Appétit!