Thursday, October 20, 2022

Recipe - Tuna Noodle Casserole (plus a fun Halloween treat)

I dug into the archives for one of our meals this week.  Does anyone still eat tuna casserole? It's pretty easy to put together and the protein is cheaper than other casseroles you may make. I don't think it will become part of our regular rotation but good to throw together in a pinch.  

1 onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans solid white tuna
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped mushrooms (or 1 can)
1 cup frozen peas
4 cups egg noodles or rice
1 tsp garlic power
salt and pepper
Some kind of topping - crushed ritz crackers, potato chips, or French-fried onions 

Prepare noodles or rice in accordance with package directions.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.

Sauté onion and celery in a bit of butter or oil until soft.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl (except for topping), season to taste.

Bake for about 25 minutes, remove from oven, add your topping of choice and bake for another 5 minutes. 

And a little bonus Halloween treat.  Q saw these banana treats in his Chickadee magazine, and we happened to have the ingredients, so we made them.  And we emailed photos to the magazine to show them. Aren't they fun!?  My one note of caution was that I had frozen the bananas ahead of time because they were getting a little soft and I thought they wouldn't be firm enough to apply the chocolate too, however it meant that the chocolate hardened right away and if you wanted sprinkles, you had to be quick.  I melted semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips (separately) in the microwave.  And we also tried out the caramel sauce and it worked too.

Q was also happy with just a plain one.

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