White Trash Tuna Noodle Cassarole

This post is not meant to be offensive, but rather, humorous. My mom used to make this for me as a kid and lovingly called it the same thing. All jokes aside, this is one of my guilty pleasures. I LOVE this meal for dinner after a long day at work. It's quick, it's easy, and it's delicious. What more could you possibly want?

The Basics

You'll also need the ingredients used for the macaroni, according to the box.

Seriously, the easiest dinner ever. Talk about a one pot meal!

The Plan

Start process according to package directions. After the water starts to boil, add the macaroni AND the frozen broccoli. Once the macaroni is cooked, again, according to package directions, complete the box's instructions. After you add and mix the cheesy goodness to the pot, add your canned tuna (completely drained) directly to the pot. "Chop" up the tuna, using your wooden spoon or whatever you're using to mix it, to disperse it evenly. Make sure everything in the pot is mixed thoroughly and serve warm.

I usually eat this as the main dish, sometimes with an additional side of veggies. You could omit the tuna (but why would you?) and serve this along side another dish, such as meatloaf or hot dogs. You can also use other veggies instead of frozen broccoli like peas, or edamame. Depending on the veggies, you may need to cook them beforehand, to ensure they are cooked through. I've found, with most frozen veggies, 7-10 minutes in boiling water with the macaroni is more than enough time to cook.

What's so great about this meal is that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. So when I run out of dinner options, am too lazy too cook anything elaborate, or need something unfussy, this is my go-to. If you try this recipe, I'd love to know your thoughts!

What are you last minute dinner recipes? Any "white trash" favorites of your own? Share below!


Rist Roller: The Little Foam Roller with a BIG Impact

When Jessika from RistRoller reached out to me, I hadn't yet heard of them. I'm a HUGE fan of foam rollers of any kind, though, so I was super excited to learn more about their company and product.

According to their website, this mini foam roller is designed for targeted in the muscles in your forearm. This is a genius idea, especially for people who type on the computer all day. Aside from your wrist, you can utilize this little tool for other difficult areas of the body. Keep reading for a list of ways I like to use the RistRoller.


Lunchtime Inspiration: How to Wrap a Wrap

I love me a good wrap. From the soft, pillowy bread to the delicious contents within, a wrap just makes my lunch. I don't, however, love when my wrap falls apart; read: when I make it. I could never understand what I was doing wrong. Why were mine just unwrapping, cracking apart, or the contents slipping out of the ends? I decided to test out a few different ways to wrap a wrap, and found the best way to keep the mess off your plate, and save it for your tummy.


Celebrating Our Pups with Pooch-a-Palooza!

Our Labor Day weekend was filled with lots of dog-centered fun. On Saturday, my MIL and I went to the annual Pooch-A-Palooza with her new pup, Maggie, and my favorite companion, Lucy. Pooch-A-Palooza is a festival dedicated to celebrating all breeds of dogs while promoting healthy, happy relationships (I'm paraphrasing from their mission statement). 

The entire festival is centered around the health and wellbeing of our favorite fluffs, so I wasn't surprised to find tents devoted to "doggy massages", a "Pooch Spa", and a plethora of grain-free/organic/holistic treats. 

#TBT: Proud Teacher Moment

Today's throwback post is a shoutout to one of my proudest teacher moments (and not just because it has to do with cats, my fave). Check it out below and let me know your favorite teacher moment!
Original Post: July 16, 2013

Being out of the teaching scene has really kept me out of the loop. Each time I sign into blogger and read my fellow bloggies posts, I can't help but feel almost left out. Not your fault by any means...but as an unemployed educator who is trying to find her niche in the world, it's near depressing. I find myself instead, finding activities to help me improve as a person, and find out who I really am.


#TBT: Teachers Love Technology

Happy Throwback Thursday! Today's throwback is from March 25, 2013, and is all about using technology in the classroom! As with anything "tech-related" this post can seem a little dated - which is why I chose it!

How much have we changed in the techy classroom department? Check out the post and comment below to let me know your thoughts!


The Busy Bee's Guide: Fitting in Exercise

You are swamped at work. You've been eating a Cracker Jack's for lunch every day this week because you haven't had time to go grocery shopping. The kids are hungry/grumpy/cold/needy in some other way. You haven't peed in 17 hours. How the hell are you going to find time to work out?!

I get it. Life is hectic. Always. You know how important your health is, but how can you justify a 30 minute run when you haven't had time to cook anything other than TV dinners. I'm here to give you a few ways to fit exercise in to your busy life, no matter how busy you are! Some of the tips help you to find the motivation to commit, while other little tips to sprinkle in throughout the day to increase overall health. Pick and choose which tips work for you, or do them all!

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