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The Couch Brigade

A few days ago, our least stupid dog (Thunder) bit her own tongue in half while playing by herself.  I don’t want to get into the bloody details, so let me just say this: other than the fact that U2 was on the radio and I was shopping on-line at the time, it was a lot like a scene from World War I.  She’ll be fine, though, and someday I’ll forget about the week I spent holding an ice pack for a dog.

thunder icing her tongueAs luck would have it, I myself had a wee medical intervention the other day.  (If you must know, my feet were switched at birth with those of a male Sasquatch, and they require occasional doctoring to remain in perfect Sasquatch shape.)  So we’re both lounging on the couch, high on prescription painkillers.  We alternate between sleeping and drunk-dialing Scott at work to ask for pizza.

Due to a slight miscommunication, Scott’s secretary thinks I’m prank calling her, and the pizza has not been forthcoming.

So here’s what I’m having instead: my favorite tuna salad on a croissant.

tuna sandwichI like to put dried cranberries in my tuna salad for a sweet and tangy kick, a little Worcestershire sauce to temper the fishiness, and some celery and shallots for crunch.

And I put it on a croissant, because croissants make everything better, don’t you think?tuna sandwich

Happy sandwiching from the couch brigade!

Cranberry Tuna Salad {Download & Print Recipe}
by eggton

Ingredients: {Makes enough for 2 large sandwiches}

1 12-oz. can tuna (I find that light meat tuna is tastier and less dry than white tuna)

1/3 c. mayonnaise

1 stalk celery, sliced up the middle once or twice and finely diced

3 Tbsp. shallot, diced

2 Tbsp. dried cranberries

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/8 tsp. salt

optional ingredients:  a little bit of honey or sugar (I used 1/2 tsp. honey), a dash of smoked paprika,  a little vinegar


Drain the tuna and place it in a medium-sized bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly combined.   Serve!

thunder trying to get tuna sandwichThe photoshoot interloper makes her move. . . .