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Curried Tuna Melt


posted: 11/22/12

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Curried Tuna Melt | A super easy lunch that is delicious and full of flavor
Curried Tuna Melt | www.wineandglue.com | A super easy lunch that is delicious and full of flavor

Blogger. You’re on my list.

Up until now, we have been friends. Good friends in fact! I check in with you daily (sometimes minutely), and you supply me with a blank canvas to write my inane ponderings.

We had a good thing going.

And then you and your bossy ways . . . you pull the rug out from underneath.

Curried Tuna Melt | www.wineandglue.com | A super easy lunch that is delicious and full of flavor

Imagine me at 5:30 this morning, after being woken up by a baby crying in her sleep, who to protect the innocent shall remain nameless (pssst . . . she’s not that innocent, it was Quinn!)  Anyway. After being woken up by a baby and being unable, despite a serious level of exhaustion, to go back to sleep, I head downstairs to pour my soul into this little blog of mine. (Can I really be talking about pouring out my soul and tuna in the same post??). I make myself a cup of coffee. My house is blissfully still. I settle in. I go to upload my perfectly manicured pictures and then . . . . I get this message:  “Whoopsy! Your storage is full, if you would like to buy more, click here.”

Ummmm . . . what???? My what is what?? I need to what?? Whoopsy!?!?!?!?

HOW DARE YOU!! (I majored in righteous indignation. Just ask my siblings.)

Curried Tuna Melt | www.wineandglue.com | A super easy lunch that is delicious and full of flavor

I was all prepared to write this most hilarious post (I minored in humility) about how hard it is to find something decent to eat on Thanksgiving night. How you can drive all over the damn city and not find a damn thing open until you are about to eat your own damn fist because the last time you had something to eat was 11 am, and you are so hungry that you are actually becoming the autocorrected version of hungry, the entire country of Hungary. You are so hungry you are becoming hangry. That perfect combination of hungry and angry that results in nuclear war between pregnant wives and their poor innocent husbands. All you want is food. And the turkey that was served at 11 is long gone because it was so good there were no leftovers. Not a one.

My most hilarious post was going to go on to say that the only decent thing you can find to eat is Indian. It’s Indian to the rescue. Go Indian food! Woo hoo Indian food, you’ve saved Thanksgiving.

Sadly, Blogger stole my mojo by telling me that we are breaking up. By telling me that I need to pay to be friends with it. {Insert hair flip here.}

And you know who is really hurt in all of this, the children you, my dear reader. You missed out on a perfectly hilarious post. You. Were. Robbed!


Anyway. Fret not. You still get the recipe for this insanely awesome, you must make it when you are sick of turkey, you won’t ever have a “normal” tuna melt again, Curried Tuna Melt. It’s mega good. I’ve eaten it three times, and I came up with this recipe last week. Three. times. And that was with pie as a possibility for a meal. Pie! It might beat pie. The other awesome piece about this meal is that it is super easy to adjust the portions of it. So you can just a singular tuna melt lunch for yourself. Or an entire tuna melt meal that you consume all by yourself for days when you have a serious hankering for curried tuna melt worked out in the fields for hours.

Curried Tuna Melt | www.wineandglue.com | A super easy lunch that is delicious and full of flavor

And for those of you who get the message of death from Blogger too, you might want to go into your images in Picassa. Unbeknownst to me, ALL the images I’ve uploaded have been saved. Even those pictures of soup that I ended up thinking needed to be edited and changed a little and were eventually replaced. Gasp! You might have some deleting to do. But beware. Spending all your quiet peaceful blogging time (all 15 minutes of it) deleting photos and gaining space will likely kill your mojo too.

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Curried Tuna Melt

Serves: 4
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  • 4 cans of tuna drained
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 scallions chopped small
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tsps curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps lime juice.
  • 4 pieces of mild provolone
  • 2 large pieces of naan


  • Mix together everything but the cheese and naan. No need to thaw the peas. Not thawing them helps them maintain their crisp consistency and not get mushy.
  • Spread it evenly over the naan, top with the cheese, and then pop it in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is your desired level of melty. I did about 20 minutes.
Author: Lisa Longley

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Curried Tuna Melt | www.wineandglue.com | A super easy lunch that is delicious and full of flavor

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  1. Jennifer says

    i am having the same problem!!! So angry at blogger right now…but I’m afraid to delete pictures for fear they will disappear from my blog. I don’t know how to tell which were the ones I actually published and which were simply uploaded as extras?

    And I also see that picasa save two of every picture. Which one is the one that was used on the blog post? Argh.

  2. Amy of While Wearing Heels says

    Oh my goodness. You are hilarious. How is it possible that you have meet your photo storage limit already? I’m curious, how do you delete pictures from blogger???

    And, that tuna looks really delicious…and so do those pictures of the tuna :)

  3. Sarah says

    I got that message too! But then I went in and deleted a bunch of pictures, hoping they were not important. I learned that if I resize everything to around 1000 x 1000 I can get good clarity of my photos when they are live on the blog and it doesn’t take up as much storage space. But I’ll admit, that everytime I upload pictures for a post, I shudder at the thought that someday soon I will be seeing the dreaded storage reminder again! All in good time. I am almost ready to switch to WP, but that costly too. So for now, I will sit and wait. I loved your honest and funny post!


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