Midnight Snack! Tuna Mac & Cheese!
Well, hey there ladies and gentlemen! It’s just Jess tonight, er, well, this morning. Avery’s out partying it up for Kody’s twenty-first birthday. I’m too broke and don’t feel very well, so I didn’t join in on the festivities. Instead, I got hungry for carbs so I rummaged through my pantry and fridge, and pulled out what I thought sounded good. Here’s what I came up with:
So, I began.
NOTE TO THE READER: I am HORRIBLE at portioning for one. Keep in mind that leftovers are never, ever considered a bad thing! (At least not in my book.)
Anyway, boil your water, throw in the noodles and leave the bow-tie noodles in for about twelve minutes. I usually just take a noodle out every few minutes and try them until they are exactly how I like them.
Once your noodles are to your liking, strain ‘em, turn the burner on a low heat setting and pour the noodles back into the pot.
Open the can of tomatoes. Honestly, you’re probably only going to use a few spoonfuls of it, so you might as well get a container to put the left overs in out as well. Unless, of course, you love tomatoes so much that you’d like to use the whole can. Go for it, killer! I don’t like all the juice that comes with canned tomatoes, so I chose to strain them. This step is optional.
While those are straining, cut up about nine or ten decent size cubes of Velveeta.
Open your can of tuna (or pouch) and make sure you get all the excess water strained out, no one likes runny tuna.
Add the cubes of “cheese” and the tuna to the pot that your noodles are in. Please, remember to stir frequently, otherwise things don’t go very smoothly.
Being it was after midnight while finishing up my snack, I forgot to take a picture of the amount of tomato I added in. It was literally no more than two decent spoonfuls. You be the judge, I advise you to take baby steps though.
Stir until the cheese is completely melted. (For a creamier effect, I added a small amount of milk. )
That’s it guys! A yummy bowl of carbs! Enjoy! But please, if you’re planning on getting up early the next morning, this isn’t the most optimal choice of snacks. You will feel lazy when you wake up.
Anyway, now that I’ve got a full belly and lunch for tomorrow, I’m off to bed. Hopefully Avery is having a wonderful time! We’ll be blogging again together very soon! Promise! Catch ya on the flip side!
Much love, ‘til next time!