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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Red Onion and Kalamata Olive Tuna Sandwiches

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Life isn't slowing down for Ryan and I, at least not anytime soon. Sometimes when I look at our calendar's monthly view, I get overwhelmed by the sheer number of things found on it, often multiple in one day...and that's without putting things like Ryan's classes (2 nights a week), work for 9 hours a day, and workouts on there. Instead of looking long term and finding myself stressed out, we are literally living one day at a time right now.

We make sure we are where we need to be each day and when that has passed, we then focus on making it through the next day. I'm convinced it's the only way to survive this crazy season of our lives (it is just a season, right? Don't answer that!) and ever since adopting this mindset, things have felt a bit more manageable.

Unfortunately, living life one day at a time sometimes means not having the time or energy to plan elaborate dinners. That's where meals like these tuna sandwiches come in! Five ingredients, about five minutes of "cooking", and dinner in served. For such a quick and easy meal, these got two thumbs up from both Ryan and me. The olives and onion give the sandwich so much flavor that nothing else is needed. Not a fan of tuna? Try swapping chicken, which will work just as well!

One Year Ago: Chicken and Artichokes in White Wine Sauce
Two Years Ago: Quick and Easy Tuna Salad (apparently that's a theme this time of year!)

Red Onion and Kalamata Olive Tuna Sandwiches
from Real Simple, April 2007
*makes 3-4 sandwiches

-2 (6 oz.) cans of tuna packed in water (drained)
-1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
-1/4 cup roughly chopped kalamata olives

1. In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, pepper, olive oil, onions, and olives.
2. Top bread or rolls with mixture and serve.