Monday nights are not meant for cooking. While in theory it seems that you’d be the most rested and energetic Monday evenings, it’s somehow never true in practice. But you still need to eat, and on Mondays, especially, it pays to eat well. As far as I’m concerned, nothing beats the comfort and ease of warm tuna fish melts on a lazy Monday night.
1. Drain a can of tuna.
2. Chop an onion.
3. Combine the tuna with the onion (the more onion, the better).
4. Mix two tablespoons of Dijon mustard into the tuna. Taste it. Add as much mustard as you’d like.
5. Sprinkle a teaspoon or two of dill and/or parsley into the tuna.
6. Mix one tablespoon of capers into the tuna. Add another if you really like capers.
7. Mix in a tablespoon of lemon juice.
8. Add a ridiculous amount of pepper (the capers added all the salt you need).
9. Spoon the tuna mixture onto whole-wheat bread. If you have shallots on hand, chop one or two up, and sprinkle them on top of the tuna.
10. Top everything with provolone cheese.
11. Broil it in the oven.
12. While you’re waiting for the tuna fish, microwave frozen veggies. Top them with oil, dill, and pepper.
Not bad for a Monday night.