Gastronomic Delights

2 Dec

Yesterday we saw a restaurant which advertised that they sold “Gyros and Quesadillas”. Both The Squire and I had giggle-fits for several minutes over that one.  A few weeks ago we passed a place that sold “Pizza and Kebobs” which also tickled us.

We are easily amused, if nothing else.

It has snowed most of yesterday, but we both had doctor’s appointments so we set off through the slush. Missions accomplished, we decided to run into Aldi’s to pick up milk and eggs, plus a few items for dinner.  We were in line when the woman behind me told her son to “run get some soup”. I turned to her and said, ” That reminds me. I need to get some cream soup. Today is just a Tuna-Noodle sort of day” and I  dashed off, leaving The Squire to check out. When I returned, she asked me about my menu suggestion. Apparently, she’s lived this long without ever having encountered what our girls call “Noodle Fish”.  The recipe is certainly easy enough and it’s stuff most of us have in our homes, so I gave it to her while she typed it into her cell phone.

Eight ounces of egg noodles, cooked to a little under done. A can of cream soup (I prefer mushroom, but use what you wish), a soup can of milk, and one or two cans of tuna. Mix the milk, soup, and tuna together in a casserole dish while the noodles are boiling; make them slightly al dente as they will cook some more in the oven. Stir in the cooked noodles and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  It will serve four – less if you have teenagers.

7 Responses to “Gastronomic Delights”

  1. AJ December 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    Oh I love tuna noodle casserole!

    • thisendoftheswamp December 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

      So do we. The ultimate comfort food. It’s easy to make, cheap, and most of the time you have everything you need in the cupboard.

      • AJ December 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

        Yup I love it on cold winter nighta

  2. tiggerlyss December 3, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    I, too, love tuna noodle casserole. It does not convert well to zucchini noodles though. Alyssa wont eat tuna (unless it is in sushi) because, as she says, “I have PTSD about canned tuna.” My ex went on a tuna melt frenzy and ate 6 (SIX!) of those bad boys in one sitting. He got so ill from that that it left a mark on Alyssa.

    • thisendoftheswamp December 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

      Try chopped chicken. I’ve substituted chicken for pork chops and fish fillets in recipes. (And it serves him right!)

      The Late and Unlamented was horrible about trying new foods. If he hadn’t had it before he was positive he wouldn’t like it. Honestly, it’s a wonder he ever got off mother’s milk! Anyway, it took me about seven years to get him to even TRY Noodle-Fish.

  3. Shay Simmons December 31, 2018 at 3:28 am #

    Swap cooked cubes of chicken for the tuna, toss in the leftover pimento from when you made pimento cheese, and you’ve almost got a company dish.

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