Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuna Casserole

Before Web 2.0 and blogging, my mom tried an early attempt at compiling recipes for me. On my 27th birthday, she gave me a recipe box (the one I'm still putting all these blog recipes in) and several recipe cards. The plan was to keep adding recipes, but I think it just ended up being a lot of work and the project never got far off the ground. Recently, I was looking through all the old cards and I noticed that all of the recipes have appeared on this blog except for one: Tuna Casserole. Tuna Casserole is one of those classic 50's style dishes that I still crave and she still cringes over, a dish born out of college poverty instead of culinary excellence. I don't think she ever wanted to give it to me in the first place, but I kept asking and she eventually gave in. When I got over my fear of NYC apartment ovens (and the mysteries inside!), this was the first dish I made. Her recipe card reads:

Tuna Casserole* (aka Tuna Yag)

--1 can Tuna, drained
--1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup, thinned with 1/4 cup Milk
--Assorted Peas

Mix together, sprinkle the top with Crushed Potato Chips. Bake until bubbly.

*Very few people will admit to eating this anymore

I seem to remember that sometimes there was Pasta in it and it was topped with Bread Crumbs. (Mom, I apologize for posting this. I just really loved it even if you hated it and only served it during lean times.)


clairz said...

Ben, all is forgiven. Truth be told, I would try this out just once more for old times' sake, but I'd never get Beez to eat it!

Northanna said...

I remember this one! Back in college in the early 70s.