Thursday, April 21, 2011

Canned Tuna - A Pantry Staple

Several grocery stores have been running sales on canned tuna especially with the Easter season and Lent. Last week Food Lion had Chicken of the Sea tuna on sale for 50 cents per can, so I stocked up. 

Tuna is a great money saving item to have around especially since it can sit on your pantry shelf and requires no refrigeration. Also, a tuna sandwich can make for an inexpensive and satisfying, quick lunch. This is an item worth buying in bulk when the sale price is right. 

I'm going to give you one of my family's favorite recipes for Tuna. 
This recipe is for Tuna Pate and is good served on Club crackers.

Tuna Pate


1 large can or 2 small cans of tuna, drained well
1 - 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3 Tablespoons Chili Sauce (Can substitute shrimp cocktail sauce or ketchup, I used all three with good results)
2 Tablespoons Parsley
1 Tablespoon Dried Onions
1/4 teaspoon Hot Sauce

Using a hand mixer, mix the tuna and cream cheese until well blended. Add other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate, overnight if possible.

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