Kitty Chow

I think people who hate canned tuna really hate canned tuna. It’s not generally something they’re on the fence about.

Personally, I love canned tuna and would eat a tuna salad sandwich for lunch regularly in high school. My best friend Michaela always said I was eating “kitty chow.” ūüôā

Cats ‚̧ Tuna

Sure it’s staaanky, but I think it’s delicious!

Are you a canned tuna lover or hater?

Clearly I’m a canned tuna love-ah!

Lunch

Surprise, surprise!

My lunch today was a tuna salad wrap.

Canned Tuna

My tuna salad contained one can of tuna, light Miracle Whip, mustard, relish and sweet corn.

Tuna Salad

After wrapping the tuna salad in a whole wheat wrap, I dug in!

Carrot sticks were served on the side.

Carrot Sticks

Save the Dates

Remember waaay back when I asked you guys about the proper amount of time to wait before sending out save the date cards?

Well, I still haven’t even started making ours, but my goal is to send them out six months in advance, so I still have a little bit of time to get my act together.

I love being crafty, so I think Ryan and I may be sending out DIY save the dates with a bit of a personal touch. I’m not sure if making our own save the dates will be too overwhelming, so we’ll see!

If you are married, what were your save the dates like?

(Note: Please do not share your save the date idea if you don’t want me to steal it. ūüėČ )

UF Family Fun

I left in the early afternoon for Gainesville to spend the weekend at the University of Florida with my family for my sister Leslie’s sorority’s family weekend.

Me and Lil' Les

Me and Lil' Les

I was so excited to see them!!!

Before I left I made a quick tuna salad with sliced celery, green pepper, tuna, light mayo, relish and mustard.

Pre-Mixed Tuna Salad

Pre-Mixed Tuna Salad

It was yummy but¬† I think I overdid it¬†on the celery. I hate to waste food and the celery in my fridge¬†is on it’s last leg so I used more than I normally might to beef up the salad.

My family left St. Pete for Gainesville a little while before me but we ended up arriving at the hotel at the exact same time. Crazy, huh?

After checking into our room, we headed over to Leslie’s sorority house to check out her digs. Her room is adorable and she and her roommate did an excellent job of making their room bright and coordinated. I miss sorority house living!

We were all pretty hungry by 4:30 p.m. and since we knew we weren’t eating dinner until at least 7:30 p.m., we headed to Firehouse Subs and Yogaberry for a light snack.

Philly Cheesesteak Sub

Philly Cheesesteak Sub

We ordered a Philly cheesesteak sub and split it before digging into some frozen yogurt. The sub was tasty (and greasy… eh)¬†and I loved all the cheese!

Yogaberry is a delicious frozen yogurt place that serves many different kinds of fat-free organic frozen yogurt. This soft serve lover was in heaven! I opted for a cup of half strawberry and half chocolate.

Yogaberry Frozen Yogurt

Yogaberry Frozen Yogurt

All I can say is MMMMMM! They need one of these in Orlando.

The gang then went back to the hotel to catch up some more and watch some football (well, my dad watched the football anyway). We also began the wedding planning discussions which makes me very excited to start the planning process!

At 7:30 p.m. we headed to¬†Ballyhoo’s, a seafood restaurant for dinner with Leslie’s sorority. The atmosphere was a neat blend of a sports bar and a comfortable seafood joint. Right up my alley! It took us a while to find a table but we enjoyed meeting Leslie’s friends and their families.

Eventually we got seated and once the buffet line died down we fixed ourselves several plates of tasty food.

Yum!

Yum!

My favorites were the shrimp, scallops and the cake (multiple pieces were enjoyed)! The crusty bread was also warm and doughy and delicious. I ate until I was a little too full, but it was an amazing night with my amazing family.

Today

Right now everyone is sleeping but me (blogging!) and my dad (showering). We have plans to hit the hotel’s breakfast buffet in a bit before heading once again to Leslie’s sorority house to meet up with the other girls and their families and enjoy more food. I’m lovin’ all this family time (and food!).

I also have lunch plans to meet up with¬†a friend from college, Philip, who is currently in law school at UF. I’m excited to see him!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!

Snack Time to Lunch Time

I’ve previously said I enjoy eating mini-meals throughout the day, but I realized I typically only post my three “main meals” which are basically the meals I eat at normal breakfast, lunch and dinner times.

This keeps my blog load down so I don’t get too overwhelmed, but today I did snap a pic of my 11 a.m. mini-meal.

Fruity Greek Goodness

Fruity Greek Goodness

I topped a plain Chobani Greek yogurt cup with freshly sliced strawberries and a cup of Dole no sugar added Mandarin orange slices.

Big, Fat Strawberries

Big, Fat Strawberries

Close Up

Close Up

This helped tide me over until lunchtime when I warmed up a Joseph’s pita and stuffed it with homemade tuna salad and fresh spinach.

Tuna Salad with Celery

Tuna Salad with Celery

To make the tuna salad, I combined a can of tuna with a big squirt of light mayo, a little squirt of mustard, a scoop of relish and lots of chopped celery. The celery made it taste like the tuna salad you might get at a deli, which I just loved!

Tuna and Spinach Pita

Tuna and Spinach Pita

Stuffed!

Stuffed!

I loved this lunch. The Joseph’s pita is the perfect size for stuffing but isn’t so thick that it takes away from the flavor of the goodies inside.

Somethin’ Fishy

Ewww that’s kitty chow,” my friend Michaela would say anytime I had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch back in elementary school. Cats do love a good can of tuna and so do I!

The last time four-packs of canned tuna were on sale at the grocery store I stocked up and last night I realized I have one too many cans of this fish in my apartment. That made today’s lunch an easy decision.

Tuna Salad on a Wheat Bagel

Tuna Salad on a Wheat Bagel

I made the tuna salad with a big ol’ squirt of light Miracle Whip and two large spoonfuls of sugar-free relish. After slicing a juicy plum tomato and scooping the tuna salad onto a toasted Alternative sweet wheat bagel, my lunch was ready.

A Fishy Lookin' Bagel

A Fishy Lookin' Bagel

Eating tuna salad takes me back to the days when I’d have to defend my choice of sandwich against the mob of peanut butter and jellies that would surround me at the school lunch table. Ah, memories.

My morning snack choice was definitely less stinky.

Apple Quesadilla

Apple Quesadilla

I made an apple quesadilla by melting light Babybel cheese on a whole wheat tortilla and topping it with warm Granny Smith apple slices.

Ooey, Gooey, Cheesy and Fruity

Ooey, Gooey, Cheesy and Fruity

Sweet, salty and oh-so-cheeesy!