The New Year is here…it’s an invigorating time for me to get back to those “to-do” lists and revisit goals and resolutions. As much as I don’t enjoy the cold temperature, I really do enjoy getting to projects that have been put on the back burner. I have a long list…
I love the feeling of getting organized – but staying that way is often the problem for me. It feels so good to get rid of stuff that no longer is used or serves a purpose. I’m glad to pass on to others who can use them. 🙂 Just about every cabinet and every closet needs some attention. So that’s my intention for this month while we are staying inside much more often.
Along with this time of year in particular, I do like to get back into eating more healthy, fulfilling meals. And I need to be better at staying within a budget. Tuna is not always a favorite for everyone; however, it’s a great way to get some other sources of protein from food other than meat. So this is a good time for me to shake up the menu a bit!
My longtime friend recently reminded me of these ‘Bagel Bites’ that we had together as kids. My mom made them for us and we thought they were great! It’s a simple idea: tuna melts. But they are served on bagels and embellished with a few other spices. If you’re not a big fan of tuna – these help ‘mask’ some of that fishy flavor. They can be used for snack or a lighter meal such as lunch – cut them into quarters and they are “finger food.” Enjoy!
- 1 package (or can; drained) albacore tuna
- ⅓ c. mayonnaise
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- ⅛ t. dill weed
- garlic salt to taste
- 4-6 mini bagels
- 4 slices havarti cheese; halved
- spinach and tomatoes to garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together tuna, mayonnaise, celery, dill weed, garlic salt, and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Cut bagels in half and place on cookie sheet. Evenly distribute tuna mixture on each bagel. Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Place Havarti cheese on top of tuna and bake for another 3-5 minutes. Let bagels cool then garnish with dill weed, spinach, and tomatoes.
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