Manning the Kitchen

Pandagirl has ballet class late on Thursdays so dinner is in the hands of my husband. And they are very capable hands. There are few things sexier than a man who knows his way around the of them is a man who knows his way around the kitchen and plays guitar but I digress...

Jeeps has a very decent repertoire of dinners and beats me flat-out at making omelets. Tonight Panda and I came home to tuna cakes, cous-cous and steamed broccoli.

And he cleaned up, too.

Dinner 1-28
Dinner 1-28

Tuna cakes are a fallback dinner around here. They're easy and versatile and adapt to whatever you have around the pantry. I'd give you a recipe but really it's like making meatloaf: you just throw it together. Two cans of tuna, half a chopped onion (or dried minced onion). Chopped red pepper. And/or some thawed frozen corn. And/or some drained, rinsed black beans. And/or some scallions. Got some leftover steamed cauliflower or broccoli? Hell, chop it up and throw it in the bowl. Seasonings, or seasoned bread crumbs. Eggs to hold it together. A little mayo if you're short on eggs.

There's no wrong way to make these.

Form into patties and fry them up. You can make them little to stuff inside a taco shell. Or make big ones to eat on a roll with lettuce and tomato.