After buying tomatoes at the local fruit market, it was off to go "Krogering." Oddly enough, this is a Saturday ritual that Sandra and I enjoy. We actually love it. Being a food junkie like myself, it is kind of dangerous. However, I have been a Weight Watcher for 6 months and as of today, I have lost 56 pounds. It was a necessity due to a health emergency or health crisis I should say. Diet and exercise has made Mr. Gregory a new person and for that I am truly thankful.
Today as we were walking through the grocery store trying to think of meals for the upcoming week, we decided on Tuna Salad for one of our meals and to take to work for our lunches. I always try to make something on the weekend that will work for lunches and for a couple of meals. With tomatoes, other veggies, tuna and fresh mozzarella for homemade pizza in hand, we headed home.
Tuna salad has been a staple in my recipe repertoire since I was a teenager. I can remember my Mother making tuna salad all the time. She would take a couple of cans of tuna, pickle relish, boiled eggs and Miracle Whip and a meal would be made. Yes Jane was a Miracle Whip kind of gal. It was a staple around our house. Probably just as much as the five pound box of Velveeta. Her sandwiches, potato salad and even her fruit salad could not be made without Miracle Whip. I will even admit to my Nannie's favorite sandwich of white bread, a pineapple slice and Miracle Whip. What a treat on a summer day. Now since I have married, I have not seen much Miracle Whip in my house. Sandra is a mustard kind of gal. We usually keep light mayo for recipes but for sandwiches, hot dogs or burgers, we choose mustard.
My recipe for tuna salad is somewhat different from my mothers. I like the "everything but the kitchen sink" variety. I usually add several cans of tuna, eggs, shredded carrot, celery, boiled eggs, capers, pickle relish, grape tomatoes and sometimes cucumber. My dressing usally consist of mayo (the light version with olive oil for my Weight Watcher buds), Grey Poupon and lemon juice. I put the recipe into my Weight Watchers recipe calculator and you can have one cup of my tuna salad for 5 points. That's pretty good for a light meal.