Ten Things I'm Thankful For

 getting some writing for myself done
  making yummy banana cake from our blackened bananas (gave one as a gift and mixed in some malagos dark chocolate)
 new music (niall's album is finally out!)
 watching thor: ragnarok this time not for work d:
 whipping up a batch of my fave tuna corn casserole and having someone make it and actually like it, too!
 making it to two art events in one day on opposite sides of the city
 being contacted by a prospective client (:
 hanging with my high school girls and their kids on a sunday afternoon
 a goodbye and thank you weeks late but still very much appreciated


Baker's Bites: Tuna Corn Casserole

Now that I have a bit of free time on my hands, I've been home a lot. I promised myself that after a couple of days of a much-needed break, I'm going to get back in the kitchen to make and bake. My past posts have been of the dessert kind but this time around, I'm sharing a quick and easy recipe for one of my all-time favorites from our kitchen. This isn't exactly the same one my mom used to make but I made do with the ingredients on hand. You need about 10-15 minutes prep time and then probably 30-45 minutes for the whole cooking time.

Cook 200 grams of elbow macaroni (we usually use fettuccine but we didn't have any on hand) in 2 liters of water with salt. Wait for the water to boil, pour in the macaroni, and cook for 8-10 minutes until al dente. Drain right away and set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter (I used Calaboo) and sauté half a red onion that's been diced. Add cream of mushroom (I used a 10 fl oz can of Campbell's) and half a cup of grated cheese (I used Quickmelt, lol). Stir until cheese has melted then turn off the heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in a can of tuna flakes and a can of whole kernel corn (drain both before adding!) to the sauce. In an oven-safe dish, transfer macaroni and toss in tuna sauce. Make sure to coat all the pasta with the sauce before topping with more cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 300F for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

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Ten Things I'm Thankful For

thank you ♥

 a seemingly untimely (but actually well-timed and long overdue) reality check
 the perfect dress for a wedding 5 months away (lol)
 the right words at the right time from the right people
 new episodes of your favorite shows
 impromptu get-togethers that always involve food and laughter
 a new haircut that makes you feel like your old self again
 remembering to write things down so you have something to look back on for days when it gets tough
 friends who always have your back and tell you the truth even when it hurts
 family—the best support system anyone can ever ask for
 time: to think, to rest, to discover old and new loves