Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tuna Salad

Another blogger wrote that she makes "killer tuna salad." I don't doubt it for an instant. It made me smile because a few weeks ago Mrs. S. said to me in her most earnest voice, "Mom, you make the best tuna salad and I can't seem to make it the same." Tuna Salad. No measuring. No thought. Tuna, egg, mayo. No brainer, right? Or not. Tuna salad is all wrapped up in our lives. Tuna fish has never just been a hurry up lunch in our house. Sure on occasion, but more than likely not. For the longest time, it was the only food Mrs. S would eat. No peanut butter for her...tuna fish. Tuna served on the nights we had "dairy" for dinner (tuna, bagels, sliced veggies, cottage cheese and pineapple, fruit). Tuna for a special brunch, again dairy, but add on kugel, lox, maybe some blintzes. Tuna and all of the rest for the first meal following the long fast of Yom Kippur. Tuna stuffed tomatos, with tomatoes from the garden so fresh and sweet. Leftover tuna on a bagel for breakfast. Tuna stuffed tomatoes as comfort and something special because we were all alone in Texas and dad was travelling....again. Tuna fish. Plain ole' open the can tuna. It's all wrapped up in our lives. I don't doubt for an instant that the blogger makes the best tuna in the world. Just as I don't doubt that in my daughters eyes she will never be able to replicate my tuna. It has absolutely nothing to do with food.

6 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Tuna Salad is good here too. But I do have to say I like the Tuna Salad we had for the Jewish holiday too.

Sweet P said...

The only seafood I eat is tuna out of can. I like it in a sandwich. But I do like tuna salad made with tiny pasta rings, onions, tuna and mayo.

My oldest son used to love creamed tuna fish on toast. Not for me!

The Calico Cat said...

How profound...

I make Tuna pate - can of tuna, brick of cream cheese, onion minced as fine as possible, and chili sauce to taste... Blend it all together and serve.

Oh & I hve never thought to add egg to my tuna salad...

Nancy said...

Tuna salad, I think, is one of those very personal foods like spaghetti sauce and chocolate chip cookies. Usually, the way yer mom made those things is THE way to make 'em. Nice post, Morah.

Sioux said...

Our big "comfort" food is my grandmother-in-law's vegetable soup. It is the one cherished food, by all the generations.

Oh, where in Texas??

Diana said...

I know what you mean about tuna...I have never been able to duplicate my mother's, even when I use the same ingredients. You're right--it has nothing to do with food.

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