Tuesday, January 6, 2009

So maybe it isn't exactly a burger, but...

...It came close.

I spent this morning caring for 8 one-year-olds.

Yes; eight.

For two hours.

I do that about twice a month (well, actually there are usually only 6 or 7 little folks, but still). I love being around little people, specially with my own siblings so grown up now, but I admit that 8 at once, for 2 hours can become a hassle quite easily.

This morning seemed rough, though there were times of laughter, too. One little girl made me pray for patience in a way I hadn't prayed in a loooong time. ...But another made me laugh.

All in all, however, I was exhausted by 12:00, and ever so hungry.

I mean really hungry, as in "if-I-don't-eat-in-five-minutes-I'll-start-sampling-the-edges-of-my-coat."

About ten minutes before 1:00, I sank my teeth into the most wonderful sandwich. Perhaps it was my hunger. Perhaps I was just glad to be sitting down. But I thought it was delicious.

It is a sandwich that tastes like a tuna burger. No grilling. No complex processes. Easy to fix - and fast. That's very important when you're starving. And it's yummy.

But don't just take my word for it. If you want to create your own, here are the ingredients:

~ Two slices of bread, or a hamburger bun
~ Canned Tuna, drained, and mixed with mayo, as if you were making a tuna sandwich
~ Lettuce
~ Cheese (a big, thick slice!)
~ Pickles (didn't have those today, but I KNOW they would have been good!)
~ Ketchup

Spread tuna-mayo mix on your bread, as if you're making a tuna sandwich. Add the other ingredients, turning the sandwich into a tuna burger. Tada!

.... I've mentioned this kind of sandwich to folks before, and they think it sounds terrible, but if you're really in the mood for a burger, and you're short on time, I urge you to try this. You just might love it!


Sarah Jane said...

8 one year olds! Oh my! I am exhausted lately keeping up with my one year old and two year old! Praise God for the patience and wisdom He so graciously gives us as we care for this darling little ones!

Your sandwich sounds wonderful! I've done similar things before as well - oh so good! (hubby thinks I'm crazy though!)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

8 one years? Bless you!

My husband loves, and I mean LOVES tuna sandwiches. It's always great for a quick fix!