The kid are COUNTING the days until our month long experiment with them being Paleo is over. Sigh. In my heart of hearts I wasn’t expecting them to not count, although in that deep hopeful place I thought maybe they’d love being Paleo and wouldn’t be counting. Yesterday we realized my count was off from theirs. They were counting for 4 weeks and thought they had 8 days left (we started the day after Easter weekend). I was counting it as a MONTH. You thought I’d have told them I was going to ground them for a lifetime when they figured out it was 2 more days than they thought. This isn’t going how I expected… Yesterday I shopped again. My kids are not easy/cheap Paleo eaters. They’re hideously expensive Paleo eaters. They’re not doing it because they want to, they’re not doing it for their health, they’re doing it only for the financial bribery I offered in hopes they’d fall in love with it. So not only will they not each cheaply like I can and often do, I’m also paying them to do this. On the days I grocery shop and they complain I think I’m both crazy and stupid.
And then something like this happens…
Teen Boy #1 is behind in his school work since a group project was ‘claimed by one child and now all others have to re-do their own project’. Normally there would be drama, loud voices, cajoling, rolled eyes and sighing, and that would be JUST to get it started. By the time he’d be done it would be hours spent in drama land with us disliking each other and both of us wishing school & the day was over. That’s what it often would have been like 3+ weeks ago. Last night was SO different, SO unusual that I was so awestruck afterward that instead of crawling into bed early to end my day I realized I was whipping through my office work at light speeds still at 12:30 am (oops! time to get to bed!!)
Sooo, he needed a video project. He took out his laptop and played an episode of Top Gear while on the family computer he downloaded the files he needed. They then wouldn’t upload, wrong file type. He didn’t freak out or rant in frustration at the injustice. He converted them to another file type and tried again. Then downloaded a new program. Then tried my laptop. Then another program, Then used my suggestion and played the video’s on youtube while recording them with my camera and then uploaded them from there. Almost 2hrs after he started he had what he needed and everything was working and got his project done in 20minutes. I commended him on his calm, his ingenuity and his work ethic. He attributed it to having Top Gear playing while he worked on it. I don’t doubt that helped, although I KNOW it was more than that!
Okay so onto the Fresh Tuna Steaks with Sun-Dried Tomato!
- 4 lovely fresh Tuna steaks. When I lived on Vancouver Island I got mine from the fishing boats, now I get mine here (http://www NULL.gourmetsecrets NULL.ca:8081/NEW_GSI/product NULL.jsp?id=62)
- 1-2 Tbsp Epicure’s Salmon & Fish Rub
- A few big forkfuls of Sun-Dried Tomato packed in Olive Oil (chopped up)
Coat your tuna in seasoning and set aside. Toss your chopped oily Sun-Dried tomatoes into your pan, warm them through, strain out the tomato’s (setting aside) leaving behind the yummy flavorful Olive Oil. On Med heat (Olive oil is unstable on high heat) cook your tuna to your desired doneness. I like mine just cooked through, it will dry out if you try to cook it well done all the way through, plus it will be moist and meaty at med-well. Serve the warmed and glorious sun-dried tomato’s on top of your cooked Tuna.