Tag: Tuna

Easy Salad a la Niçoise

Easy Salad a la Niçoise

Easy Salad à la Niçoise  This recipe for Easy Salad à la Niçoise is a super delicious salad that takes under 15 minutes to throw together. I’ll admit it’s a very simple rendition of the famous Salade Niçoise. You could even say that this simple version is 

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado is a light and tasty way to enjoy tuna salad. This simple dish is perfect for lunch or dinner on a warm summer evening. It’s also a great lunch option when your watching your diet. I have been 

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

An Old-Fashioned Classic, Tuna Noodle Casserole is a casserole that I’m sure most people have tried or made, at least once. That statement might not be true quite as much today but back when I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s that statement would have been true. Especially if you went to Catholic school!

A Lent Classic

Tuna Noodle Casserole has been served in school cafeteria’s for eons. When I was growing up, Tuna Noodle Casserole was a staple in our house, eaten every Friday night for dinner during Lent. Often to the moans and groans of myself, my brother and sisters. We would have much rather dined on Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks, the long, slender rectangles that never really seemed to crisp up. You know the ones…the fish sticks that came with the little packet of pickle relish, that you added to a couple tablespoons of mayonnaise. We loved those fish sticks served on a toasted bun with some ‘homemade’ tarter sauce. Fishwiches as Aggie would call them.

Stretch That Can

My mom Aggie was a master at turning yesterdays left-overs into today’s make-over meal. If we had tuna noodle casserole on Friday night then you could bet money on it that Saturday’s lunch will be left-over tuna noodle casserole, re-invented. Made into something that she called, “Tuna Noodle French bread” Today they might be called ‘sliders.’  She would spoon left-over tuna noodle casserole on thick slices of French bread, top each with a slice of American cheese, then put the slices under the broiler and broil until the slice of American cheese had melted. Saturday’s version of Tuna Noodle Casserole was by far my favorite.

Add On

Chopped onions and celery are optional in this recipe. I don’t think my mom added either to her Tuna Casserole. Aggie wasn’t exactly what you would call a ‘chef’. It would be fair to say, that she was more in the category of ‘terrible’ cook…Aggie would have considered adding onion, celery and dried dill weed, as certainly qualify the recipe as ‘gourmet’ (I very much doubt she even had dried dill weed) Considering I had never eaten a taco until I was in the third grade….or a lettuce salad, until I was 19 years old, should shed some light on the subject. I definitely led a very ‘Sheltered’ food life.