My big prize

 Every time I go shopping at my local supermarket (Tops Friendly Markets), I get a chance to win the big prize of $10,000 food and gas stimulus. That’s a whole lot of stimulus! I eagerly open up the “Monopoly” ticket because I just know that it’s going to be my big stimulus package… paper… 

A few days ago, I opened up the ticket and I saw the two magical words: “You won!” I was so excited about my big prize. And I know that you will be excited about the unboxing of my big prize.


Could it be? A prize winning ticket? 


It’s time for the unboxing to start. I excitedly open the box to find the big prize!!!



And I won… a can of tuna, containing 150 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids per serving. Omega 3 fatty acids are very beneficial for a number of reasons. They help to reduce blood pressure, they reduce triglycerides, they slow the development of plaque in the arteries, they reduce the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, they reduce the likelihood of heart attack or stroke, and they lessen the chances for sudden cardiac death for people with heart conditions.

The American Heart Association recommends that people eat fish at least twice a week. Fish that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, sardines, and lake trout. If you don’t like to eat fish, you could try taking fish oil supplements. If you have high triglyerides or heart disease, you might need more Omega-3 fatty acids than other people. Check with your doctor to find out how much Omega-3 supplements for the most benefit.


So now that I’ve unboxed my prize and have discovered that it has wonderful health benefits, it’s time to prepare a delicious meal. I’m going to start off by making a tuna salad. Since I don’t like mayonnaise, I have chosen to use sour cream as a substitute. Once I have the sour cream mixed into the tuna, it’s time to prepare my tuna melt.



Mmmm…. cheddar cheese. The sharper, the better. It has lots of flavor and is positively delicious.


My next step is to cut an avocado in half and to mash half of the avocado until it’s nice and smooth.



I have wonderful pita bread that I bought in Buffalo recently. I opened the pita and added tuna and slices of cheese.

The last thing that I added was the mashed avocado. I then sauteed the sandwich in a fry pan with butter, like a grilled cheese sandwich.




Tuna melt with mashed avocado. So delicious!

How do you like to prepare your tuna?

5 thoughts on “My big prize”

  1. Congratulations in your prize and you tuna melt sounds awesome! I make mine similar but with mayo and I add pickle relish. I'll have to try your recipe with sour cream and avocado!

  2. Dr Renee Cohn Jones

    Loved the unboxing Some people might have been disappointed, but I love how you celebrated your prize. I never thought to make an avocado spread with my tuna – I'll have to try that. 🙂

  3. I don't regularly have tuna, but when I do it's just for a sandwich. Mayo and diced dill pickles. When I do… meaning I can't remember the last time. I do buy tuna for my son. I used to like it in a casserole with cheese soup. I don't know when I turned off tuna! I'm not a fish eater. Or a mayo eater. Tuna or artichokes, otherwise never.
    Like the sharp cheese and avocado though!

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