Insta-Party: Lemon Drops and Mini Tuna Melts

Mini tuna melt and lemon drops

Isn’t it funny how the cuteness quotient goes up whenever the size of something goes down? Even making something as mundane as a tuna melt into a MINI tuna melt adds a shot of unexpected fun. I use the ends of Trader Joe’s Tuscan Pane for minis since they tend to be MUCH smaller than the rest of the loaf. I just toss the tiny ones into the freezer and they wait patiently to be called upon. These could be made on Triscuits instead of small pieces of bread to make little square tuna melt nibbles if you would prefer. Either way, they’ll be tiny but tasty!

Mini Tuna Melts

1 small can tuna packed in water, drained

1 Tablespoon light sour cream

1 Tablespoon mayonnaise

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon dried dill

salt and pepper to taste

4-5 small slices of bread, lightly toasted

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar

Combine all ingredients except bread and cheese in a bowl and mix well. Top bread with tuna and then add a layer of cheese. Broil or toast until cheese melts. Cut each mini sandwich on the diagonal and serve warm.

Mini tuna melt and lemon drops

Mmmm, lemon and vodka, nothin wrong with that combo. Together they make an icy cold and refreshing shot to wash down the creamy and cheesy tuna. If you have a combo lemon zester in your arsenal of kitchen tools, break it out and make some long zest strips to garnish the drink and some tiny shavings to top the tuna melts.

Lemon Drops

1 part fresh lemon juice

1 part sweetened lime juice (like Rose’s)

2 parts vodka

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until very cold and then pour into shot glasses. Garnish with that lemon zest if you have it and knock these yummies back!

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