Shugga Project Blog
Give it up for the people that created National Sandwich Month. Expect the applause when you present a plate of my Ciabatta Tuna Melt. Pump up your traditional tuna sandwich spread with finely shredded Monterey Jack and Colby cheese, on a crisp, airy, freshly baked Ciabatta bun. Pop it in a hot oven for a light toasting and you’ve got a deliciously different break from those regular meat sandwiches. A simple recipe that’s quick, appealing and easy on the budget. Cheers and a toast to all my Frugal Home Cooks during this 2014 national sandwich celebration.
Ciabatta Tuna Melt
I had my first Tuna Melt when I worked downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. Across the street from the job, was a really cute deli that sat in the rear, first floor of a bank building. I went with my co-worker who was a native New Yorker and made the best recommendations at lunch time. We ordered the Tuna Melt, which was made with a round slice of pita bread and served in a personal pizza box. I can still remember where I sat when I took that first bite. I would cross the street in heels that weren’t made for walking, time and time again for that same Tuna Melt. When the deli chef saw me in line, he would just confirm my selection with a nod. I’d dash back to work with my little box and eat lunch privately at my desk with my feet slightly pull out of my pumps. Wait for the groan of approval, because it’s coming.
Lalah Hathaway and Ramsey Lewis - Don’t Forget to Remember. Lalah’s voice brings me such peace. The piano solo played in this soft, inspirational, praise music ushers me right to a place of yes. Lyrics…“never forget get where your blessings come from.” Squeeze your eyes. Twirl in your mind and take your time coming back down.
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Heidi L. Smith