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Open Face Tuna Melt for One

Being from a store where everyone knows your name (*see yesterdays post), it’s easy to forget sometimes, that when you are out in public, we have clients everywhere.

While walking through the market, I get random waves and hello’s, sometimes even long conversations about so-ands-so’s kids or pets. Ordering pizza, a customer of mine may be making or delivering it. Have a question about your Mac? I’ve got clients for that too. We have a lot of weekly regulars that we have grown used to chatting with once a week. When I run into them at the mall (cough working at Vicrtoria’s Secret cough) 😉 it can take me a minute to re-align the pieces again since I am out of my element.

I was once working at a craft show with Handsome’s mom to be told that I was that girl that makes aprons, runs a food blog, and sells comic books by someone else there. Yes, yes I am. Um, but who are you (seriously, this one wasn’t a customer).  And let me tell you, I have heard (mostly in harmless joking) my fair share of inappropriate comments too. There are reviews out there somewhere about the girl at the comic shop like ‘Velma, but hotter.’ (Men, I am not sure that is a compliment). And for all the best intentions, I have had some of the weirdest things said to me, “Would you like me to stick around so you don’t get molested by someone like me?”…. Um…. Thanks, but no thanks. The thought was in all the right places,  it just came out so wrong.

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Needless to say, I get in interesting conversations everywhere. Some leave my company running for cover from the nerdiness, others just make them wonder which long lost old friend I am talking to.

But even I am taken a little back when I pull up to the car wash to have the attendant lean in and tell me that I’m the girl he watches all day.

Sure, it’s around the block from my house – so maybe it’s not that weird. But in a whole other way, it kind of is. I am trying to give the kid the benefit of the doubt, in that he probably didn’t mean it in a creepy stalker sort of way, but I also know I wont be walking to the mail box in my pajamas any more. Ever.

Open Face Tuna Melt for One

Open Face Tuna Melt for One


  • 1 can tuna, drained well.
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 1/4 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teas hot sauce
  • 2 – 3 tbs mayo
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1/4 cup shredded havarti dill cheese
  • 1 slice wheat or rye bread


  1. Toast the slide of bread until just golden. Set aside.
  2. Preheat toaster oven or broiler.
  3. Combine tuna, onion, celery, red pepper, dried cranberries, hot sauce, and mayo in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon tuna mixture onto toasted bread. Top with tomato and cover in cheese. Place in preheated toaster over/broiler until cheese is melted and just turning golden brown.
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Now, off to enjoy this little lunch for one with all the curtains closed tight.


Lisa Marie

Tuesday 5th of June 2012

I'm not a huge fan of tuna either, but I made this for my hubs. Tried one too, and it is so DELICIOUS I had to have another! Now I'm stuffed. Thanks for the recipe, so quick and EASY!

Parsley Sage

Friday 1st of June 2012

HAHAHA! I think it just goes with the territory. I used to have some HOWLERS said to me at the Swap. They're all just so shocked a cute girl is in to comics. Luckily, they're (mostly) harmless ;)

Great tuna melt. For one. None left over for creepy car wash stalker.


nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

Friday 1st of June 2012

I don't like tuna but this looks good :-)

Kim Bee

Friday 1st of June 2012

Bah, I am so sorry to laugh but omg that is awful. The kid at the car wash might be innocent but the dude who made the molesting comment was so over the line. Wth is wrong with men? What do they expect us to do, go "omg I must have you now". Geez! On a lighter note this melt is lovely and looks so ooey and gooey I almost forget I don't like tuna. Lol. Can I do this with an alternative? Cuz it looks damn good.

Jackie | Sweet and Salty SF

Thursday 31st of May 2012

Oooh, I love open face sandwiches! Leaving out one piece of bread can transform an ordinary sandwich into something fancy and different. It's the little things :)

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