Monday, August 8, 2011

Tuna, who really likes tuna??? WE DO!!!

It occurred to me that some of you might be wondering about the title of my blog… 101 Things to Cook with Tuna, it’s an interesting one isn’t it? Some of you might think that this might be a cooking blog, well it isn’t..SURPRISE :)  So Sam and I have been dating for about 7 months, and we’ve been very fortunate to eat dinner with each other almost every single day we’ve been together, which has been loads of fun! I love to cook, and Sam loves to eat. (You can see why we make such a great couple). Well after seven months of dinners and as a poor college student, your pantry isn’t always packed with the most gourmet of food, so you have to start to get adventurous with your recipes. Well Sam and I love tuna, (they don’t call it the chicken of the sea for nothing) and eat it on almost everything. We like to put it on nachos, in quesadilla, macaroni and cheese, top roman, grilled cheese sandwiches, and those are just to name a few. Well one night Sam and I were eating quesadilla’s and tuna, and we were joking around about how we’re going to write a cookbook called “101 Things to Cook with Tuna.” It’s going great we’ve got like ten recipes so far. Haha. Brilliant idea I know. So that’s where the title for this blog came from. Like I mentioned at the beginning it’s not a cooking blog, but lucky for you I love to cook, and will most likely put some of my recipes on here every now and again.  

I did it! I jumped on the "band waggon"!!!

Well I’ve jumped on the “band wagon”!!! I never thought I’d see the day that I’d start a blog, but lo and behold, here I am :) As the years keep going by, my family is quickly growing up and we’re all going our separate ways, so I thought that this blog would conveniently help my family stay in touch and know what’s going on in our different lives. So… first things first, I recently attending school down at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. I LOVED Dixie, and had some of the most memorable experience of my life! Last December my parents moved up north (WAY up north) for my dad’s work, Tiffany followed them, and Steve, well he’s Steve one minute he’s here and the next minute he’s somewhere else, you never know where he’s going to be tomorrow, so after my family moved up north, I thought it a good chance for me to transfer to BYU-I in Rexburg, Idaho. It was time for something new, and I jumped at the chance for a new adventure. So that’s where I am now! I moved to Rexburg January 31, I know the exact date only because I started working the VERY day I moved to Rexburg at an in home health care company as a CNA. I worked there for 6 months taking care of the same sweet old man every day. His name was Lyle, and we grew very fond of each other and became great friends over the six months I worked with him. Sadly he passed away. It was a bitter sweet moment because I missed my friend deeply but I knew how much he missed his wife who had passed away three years previous, and can only imagine how happy he is to be reunited with her. I started school in April because I am on the Spring-Fall track and worked and went to school at the same time, which took some time to get used to, but I managed. But the most beneficial things about moving to Rexburg is because of my wonderfully boyfriend Sam, who lives and goes to school here in Rexburg also. We’ve been dating for about 6 ½ months, and every minute has been wonderful! He’s a wonderful man, I’m very blessed for our relationship and I love him very much! School ended about 2 weeks ago, Sam’s down in Utah working for the 7 week break. (He’s such a hard worker!) And I’m stuck up here in Rexburg. And let me just say when schools out Rexburg is a GHOST TOWN! I can’t go home because I’ve got a new job as a CNA at the school’s health center (which I am VERY, VERY excited for) that starts a week before school starts, but I’ve got training for the job in the middle of August so that doesn’t leave me much time to go home for the break, and with Sam gone, I’ve been board out of my mind, but thankfully I have wonderful cousins who all live up here in Rexburg so I get to spend a lot of time with Ally, Jess, and Mellissa which has been very fun! Mom, Dad, and Tiffany all currently live in North Dakota, where they all three are working, Tiffany will be transferring to BYU-I in the winter! I’m very excited to have her close again. Steve, our military man, is working down in St. George at the National Guard base. He was supposed to be deployed in June but tore his knee (again) and had to stay back. He was quite bummed, but mom and I were secretly relieved that he didn’t have to go to war.  Well that’s the update in a nut shell (a big nut shell) of what’s been going on. Were as I have nothing to do until school and work starts I’ll probably be very good at updating my blog, but I am positive as the days get busier I will not be as good of a blogger but I promise to try and update it every once in a while.