Sometimes, you just have to eat tuna. One of my resolutions was to eat lunches and dinners from home more often and today I ended up eating tuna sandwiches–twice. It’s probably not the healthiest option for every meal, but when you’re already running late (another resolution I’m working on), it’s super easy to just grab the can, grab a couple pieces of bread, and go to work. My cafeteria has condiments readily available so I just mixed it with low fat mayo, pickle relish, and call it good. Luckily this morning, I was also able to grab an apple and a pepper to munch on, and I had some apple sauce, almonds, and cheese sticks already at work. Tonight–I was not so ravenous, but we were still hangry and ended up making tuna sandwiches for dinner too.
Ugh. I might not be digging chunk white tuna much longer, though.. when looking for an image to spice this one up, I learned that adults are only supposed to eat chunk white tuna (not the same as chunk light tuna) 3x/month or risk elevated exposure to methylmercury. Great. 😦
2. Guild Wars 2
This may be where the list ends because, really, that’s what I’ve been focusing on, lately. I love to play with my guild mates and the game just offers so much variety and challenges. The game helps to meet some of my social needs because I can link up to play with real life friends, too. Depending on the mood, we can go exploring, questing, seek dynamic events, fight dragons, raid dungeons, or compete in player vs player action. Here are some screen shots I wanted to share with you:
This weekend, I’m going to think about some prerequisites and goals surrounding gaming because this one turns into a time-suck pretty quickly. It’s so engaging and entertaining that hours can fly by and I barely notice. One Saturday, I had a piece of toast for breakfast and did not get the urge to eat until 8 hours later. I guess that’s one way to lose weight 😉 j/k
If you guessed that my computer crashed, you would be correct. The signs have been there for a little while now, but we just don’t have it in the budget to go and get a new hard drive at the moment. I had to bring my work laptop home in order to finish my homework for my business class, but so far, so good. I passed the first half of the final with 100% and some kind remarks from the instructor.
Not long after my computer crashed, the monitor for Jeff’s computer decided to go on strike… so, we took the working parts of my computer and used them to replace the broken parts of Jeff’s computer and voila! We’re back in business.
It’s a good thing too, because now I can share this idea with you. I kept coming across ideas on Pinterest.com for stuffed shells recipes, but it has been entirely too hot to turn on the stove. Instead, Jeff and I decided to make a summer version of Tuna Stuffed Shells. It’s super cheap, quick, and easy:
Summer Tuna Stuffed Shells:
Starkist Chunk Light tuna in water (drained)
Alfredo sauce with bell pepper
The amount of each ingredient really depends on your taste preference and how many people you’re feeding. Jeff and I wanted about 4 shells each plus some extra so we started by boiling half a box of the shells. While that was happening, I took a mixing bowl and combined 4 regular-sized cans of tuna with about 2 tablespoons of alfredo, 1/4 cup each of onion and celery, and sprinkled garlic powder on top. Stir it up and set aside. Heat the remainder of the alfredo sauce in a small sauce pan until it’s bubbly–about 5 minutes or so.
When the noodles are cooked, strain them and then place on waxed paper to cool. Jeff worked on that part while I sliced up an orange bell pepper to go on the side. When you’re ready, stuff the cool tuna mixture into the shells and spoon alfredo sauce over top. Sprinkle with pepper (optional, but a really nice addition), and garnish with a side of orange bell pepper.