A Tuna First + Time Sucker

Having a puppy is crazy!

Time just slips away and I don’t mind it one bit…except that she keeps me from doing other things like blogging!  :)

Once Nick got home last night, we took Maggie out to play for a little while – and it would be a lot nicer if it wasn’t freezing here. We’re having 20-30 mph winds and it’s only 30 degrees! Not fun playing-outside weather, for sure.

After playing with her a little while, we fed Maggie and Roxy and headed up to our chiropractor appointment. My back has been doing well lately, actually; I usually need much more work than Nick, but it’s been great the last few trips. Go me!

We got home and I started on a new dinner for us.


Would you believe that last night was my first time to ever have a tuna casserole?

Yup. I’ve never had classic tuna casserole, or any other kind, until last night.


As soon as I saw this Mediterranean Tuna Casserole, I knew I had to try it.


I checked out Betsy’s version and the original and made a few changes of my own – it turned out delicious!

  • I used 1 12 oz. can of fat free evaporated milk and about 1/2 cup 1% in the sauce and only 2 Tbsp or so of flour
  • To start the sauce, I used 1 can of whole tomatoes that I chopped up, the garlic, 1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers, and 1/4 of a red onion


For my first time to ever make or eat a tuna casserole, I think it was pretty great. I love the flavors in the pasta dish and it was so easy. Plus, it would be great with anything you have on hand: olives, other peppers, etc.

After we ate, I had the best intentions to blog, but between playing and cuddling, the night just got away from me.

Great news: Maggie didn’t whine at all when we put her in her kennel to sleep last night. I’m kind of surprised, actually…I’m not sure that will happen every night yet, but it was a move in the right direction.


I’m staying home again today – it seems that this headache shows up right when I get out of bed for some reason. It’s not as a bad as it was yesterday, but it’s still here.

While Nick watched Maggie, I made us some coffee and oatmeal for breakfast. Nick had brown sugar + pecans + chocolate chips and I made banana + reese oats.


  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp peanut buttter
  • 1/2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips


And…since I know everyone wants to see her – here’s Maggie at Nick’s feet this morning.


Based on all these pictures, you might think that all she does is sleep.

But oh, she does so much more  :)

Biting, chewing, dumping her water bowl out all over the kitchen floor this morning…she is the cutest mess ever.


Favorite way to eat tuna?


  1. Maggie is too cute! She makes me want to get another puppy.

  2. Hope your head feels better girl!! :)

  3. I actually really dislike tuna! Something about the smell just really turns me off.

    I hope you feel better soon! Headaches suck!

  4. Now that I think of it, I don’t know that I’ve had a proper tuna casserole.
    I love mixing it with instant mac and cheese

  5. casseroles just totally remind me of the midwest – but i love them! and tuna casserole was one of my mom’s staples growing up, so its very nostalgic for me :)

    maggie is SOOOO cute – love her! have you received a lil’ envelope in the mail yet? just want to make sure it didn’t get lost!

  6. It seems like you guys are teach her a really good routine. I bet she’ll be loving her little crate in no time :)

    Sorry your head still isn’t better, at least you have a sweet friend to keep you company!

    I love that she sleeps at Nick’s feet!

  7. For years our dog would bark when we put him in the kennel…it was just for a minute or two in his defiant bark, as if to tell us “here’s what I think of you for putting me to bed.” We laughed because we knew Finnegan liked his kennel (most dogs end up liking it because it’s their own space), but he didn’t like being told what to do.

  8. I like tuna mixed into mac n cheese :)

  9. Never had tuna casserole, but I love tuna on salads!
    Cute puppy pictures:)

  10. I was wondering how Roxy was adjusting?

    I love tuna on my salad
    Lettuce, tomato, onion and olive oil
    Just like a breadless sandwich
    Mmm, now I want tuna.

  11. I have actually never had a tuna casserole either–they always sound good though–I should try one sometime soon once holiday things die down!

  12. the wind here is absolutely ridiculous. I think I’m going to make it a point to stay indoors all day :)

    Glad Maggie behaved last night!!

  13. Maggie is just SO cute! I love that last picture of her. And I’ve never had tuna casserole either–love your version!

  14. Woohoo for a whine free night! She is so precious!! Trust me – all my Bostons do is sleep ;)

  15. i’ve never had tuna casserole either, but yours looks SO good :)

    just had reeses oats the other day – best kind if you ask me!

  16. cutest mess in the world. that tuna pasta looks so good!!

  17. Maggie is just adorable – you have to be in love with her! :-)

    The only time I’ve had tuna is in tuna salad….actually, I haven’t had it in ages. But I do love it!

  18. Oh puppy love.

    I love tuna mixed with an asian vinegrette of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and dijon. Then I add some roasted red peppers and spinach in a wrap.

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