Ford really loves toast and cheese. What started as requests at the supper table for "More cheese!" if we had parmesan out for pasta has turned into a regular question whenever he walks into the kitchen. We keep the bread out of two year-old view because he won't eat anything else if he's reminded of the possibility of toast. We have a very single-minded child, to say the least.
Last night I decided to make the toddler preferences work for me and sneak in some fish so....tuna melts. I like the challenge of taking something pretty mundane like an open-face tuna melt and making it special. So here's my fancy tuna melt that a two year-old will still eat recipe:
2 cans of wild albacore tuna in olive oil (they have it at Whole Foods. I'll skip albacore next time since it's higher in mercury)
About 1/4 cup of chopped dill, chives and Italian parsely (don't skip the dill!)
About 1/4 cup of Duke's mayonaise
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt and plenty of ground black pepper
Sharp, aged white cheddar
Sturdy multi-grain bread.
Mix the first 5 ingredients, spread on bread, top with sliced cheese and broil until the cheese melts. But you knew that.
The MM was less than enthusiastic when he heard what I was making for supper, but once he took a bite, he said "Wow, this is super good!" Ford just said "Ummm. Cheese."