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Monday, September 17, 2012
Tuna Casserole, Still A Favorite!
Autumn is the best time of year to break out those old favorite recipes. One of my old favorites is a creamy tuna casserole.With the cost of food going up, nothing beats an economical meal that satisfies everyone. The tuna casserole is still a great family meal that works out to be economical as well as filling. One thing I always have on hand is a few cans of tuna, so when I need a quick and easy meal for us on the run, this casserole tops my list.
1 box linguine (cooked tender)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen green peas
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
1 cup crushed potato chips
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix noodles, onion, 1 cup cheese, peas, tuna, soup and mushrooms. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and top with potato chip crumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is bubbly.
I am still addicted to Pinterest, and I love trying the recipes I find on my favorite website. I made the crock pot french toast this weekend for a church event and it was a real hit! I have added the link to the recipe, so that you can also peruse this blog, it's a great place to spend a cup of coffee's time! Just click on the crock pot french toast to get there!
A blessing occurred the other day! My little Chloe, whom is mommy to our puppies, worries me with small animals, rabbits, chickens etc. I have spent a lot of time trying to acclimate her around the chickens and ducks. I take her out on a leash and walk her around them all and let her spend time with them. She is very well behaved with me. However, I don't trust her alone with them and I never will. I heard a puppy squeak the other day and I went outside to see what was going on with them, all out in the back playing. I see Chloe with my sweet white hen. She is pulling her by the back of her head as the hen is pulling back trying to resist. The puppies are all bouncing around thinking it is just typical play time. Why that chicken flew into the backyard is beyond me, but I don't think she will do it again! I was so proud of Chloe though, not a feather was pulled out and the chicken was unharmed, except for her ego I imagine. I yelled Chloes name and she let go and the hen ran off to the other side of the yard, where I quickly scooped her up and gave her a good look to make sure she was alright. I think that Chloe was trying to play and had no intention of hurting her. I still won't trust her alone with the birds, but I'm so happy to know that she didn't hurt this chicken when she could have, I have no idea how long that tug of war had been going on outside. I feel blessed that my work with Chloe and the chickens is paying off.