mmm-yoso!!! is just a food blog. A few people contribute and we talk about what and where we ate for the most part. Today is a what, written by Cathy.
Hi. Kirk is taking a break since he has been doing a lot after his vacation. Plus, this is the 14th Friday now I am writing about meals for two which can be made for $5 or less using ingredients found on sale this week. Since it has been cold out these past few mornings and evenings, using the oven (opposed to the outdoor grill or the microwave or stovetop) helps get the inside of the house warm.
There are thousands of casseroles, or "Hot Dish" meals which can be easily and quickly made, all using a varying combination of ingredients yet primarily the same general ones: protein, dairy, vegetable, starch and a wet binding/sauce. Sometimes I toss in leftovers and bake.
I added frozen peas and some pimento for color and flavor.
If you use wide, flat egg noodles, you don't have to cook ahead. If you have some sort of twisty/thick noodles, cook (in salted water to add flavor because the pasta will not take on any flavor after it is cooked) and drain.
Flake the tuna (don't drain it), add the can of cream soup along with 1/2 can of milk, a large handful (1 Cup) of frozen peas and about a tablespoon (or more of the pimento.
Put in the oven at 350° for about 30 minutes, to heat through.
Cathy's Tuna Noodle Casserole
2 cans tuna in water (about 12 ounces total), flaked. Do not drain.
1 can cream of mushroom/celery/chicken soup
1/2 can milk
1 C frozen peas
2 Tbs chopped pimento
6 ounces pasta cooked in salted water
Mix together all but the pasta. Fold in pasta. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes @ 350°