Tuna, spinach, and rhubarb!

San Jose, California
February 27, 2018 9:24pm CST
The other half had to work a closing shift tonight and wouldn't be home for dinner, so I took this opportunity to cook some things that he doesn't particularly like, but that other people do. He's not crazy about fish in general, but definitely can't stand the smell of cooking tuna. Tuna patties are inexpensive and my two girls like them, so I made a batch for dinner (with some leftover for tomorrow's lunchboxes) with some sauteed spinach (which he's also not crazy about). I also had a package if rhubarb that's been sitting in the freezer for a while and taking up valuable real estate, so one of the other adults made a crisp with the rhubarb and the remaining pears we had left. A tasty dinner that he's happy he missed!
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@LadyDuck (152790)
• Switzerland
28 Feb
Do you make the patties with fresh tuna or canned tuna? Fresh tuna fillet is very expensive here.
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• San Jose, California
28 Feb
Canned tuna. If I had fresh, I'd prepare it very differently.
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@LadyDuck (152790)
• Switzerland
1 Mar
@spiderdust This is what I thought. I buy fresh tuna time by time to make sushi, or to grill like a steak.
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• San Jose, California
1 Mar
@LadyDuck Exactly! I do like it when it's seared on the outside, but still rare in the middle.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
11 Mar
Sounds like a yummy dinner. I haven't made tuna patties in a long time.
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• San Jose, California
11 Mar
It was quite good. We're doing curry tonight since he won't be home.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
12 Mar
@spiderdust do you use coconut milk in your curry? I know a lot of people who do, and I was wondering if there was a way to do it without,or substitute something else- because I am deathly allergic to coconut.
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• San Jose, California
12 Mar
@thislittlepennyearns Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Last night I used plain Greek yogurt and milk.
@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Mar
Is that him? Yes to a Fez! That rocks!
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• San Jose, California
8 Mar
Yes, he's the guy in the fez. My youngest daughter is next to him (along with another friend that's not quite in the shot). It's an older picture, but I've always liked it.
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Mar
@spiderdust - It's a great picture!
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• China
28 Feb
You are a good hand at cooking.However I have never eaten the rhubarb whose root is a herbal medicine here that has properties of purgation and so on .
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• San Jose, California
28 Feb
This was the stalk part. It's usually sweetened and eaten as a dessert here.
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• China
1 Mar
@spiderdust Oh,I see.I know its root tastes bitter.
@Courtlynn (64605)
• United States
28 Feb
Glad i missed it too. Lol
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• San Jose, California
28 Feb
The fruit crisp was really good! Both girls asked to have the leftovers for breakfast, and the oldest girl is looking forward to having the leftover tuna patties in her lunch.
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@Courtlynn (64605)
• United States
28 Feb
@spiderdust awesome
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• Preston, England
28 Feb
those are all foods I like
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• San Jose, California
28 Feb
I like them too.
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@ridingbet (50466)
• Philippines
28 Feb
nice dinner food.
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• San Jose, California
28 Feb
I thought it was a great dinner! I had some Creole mustard with mine, although the kids ate theirs with ketchup.
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@andriaperry (48929)
• United States
28 Feb
Do you make the tuna patties like salmon patties?
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• San Jose, California
28 Feb
Yeah, exactly like that. My mom always made it with tuna since tuna is often cheaper, but I've occasionally made it with salmon.
@DianneN (76153)
• United States
3 Mar
Are you married to my husband????
• San Jose, California
8 Mar
*laughs* Are they twins?
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@Hannihar (33336)
27 Mar
@spiderdust I have made salmon patties and maybe tuna ones too.