Okay, Valentine’s Day is over right away and it’s back to tedious food again . . .
Or is it boring??? It doesn’t have to be!
I occur to consider which there is no such thing as tedious food . . . usually tedious people. You can have usually about anything sparkling if we wish to. Simple ingredients can be put together originally to have a far-reaching accumulation of tasty and engaging meals. Simple need not be tedious . . .
Take this stew for instance. Nothing sparkling here . . . baked pasta, tinned tuna, solidified peas, tinned soups, grated cheese, cracker crumbs . . . elementary list of ingredients and something we peril any of us has in the cupboards right now.
Put together and layered in a tasty combination, we have a stew which is not usually appreciative to the eye, though quite, quite tasty indeed!
My kids regularly desired this. Sometimes we would supplement a tin of emptied chopped tomatoes for colour and seductiveness as well. Just stir them in to the pasta along with a little chopped open onions. Va Va Voom!
In any case, this is what we had for the repast and even Todd enjoyed. (I consider we can feeling him warming to pasta a bit. Ok . . . may be it is usually in the suggestion of tolerance, though this pasta partner will take what she gets!)
*Layered Tuna Bake*
Serves 6Printable Recipe
An aged family favourite. Delicious, easy and economical.
1 bruise of middle noodles (I use farfalle) (16 ounces)
2 (6 ounce) tins of albacore tuna in water, undrained
1 vast mop of solidified petit pois
1 (10 3/4 ounce) tin of cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 (10 3/4 oz) tin of cream of chicken soup, unmixed (Over here in the UK, Batchelors brand)
1 soup tin full of milk
two dessert spoons of low fat mayonnaise (about 1/4 cup)
8 ounces middle to clever cheddar cheese, grated
2 handfuls of round buttery crackers, crushed
3 TBS butter, melted (I use a spritz of low fat in progress mist instead of this)
salt and peppers to taste
Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, withdrawal them somewhat undercooked. Drain well, wash and empty again. Spread uniformly over the bottom of a buttered thirteen by 9 in. stew dish.
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas symbol 4.
Flake the dual tins of tuna over tip of the pasta, swelling it out uniformly as we can and using the juice. Season to taste. Top with the peas, again, swelling out evenly. Whisk together the soups, milk and mayonnaise. Pour this uniformly over tip of the peas. Sprinkle with the cheese. Crumble the crackers over tip and possibly drizzle with the butter or spritz with the in progress spray.
Bake, unclosed for about 35 mins until effervescent and golden brown on top. Let mount for about 5 mins prior to serving.
Note: If we do not similar to tuna fish, this tastes similarly great when made with salmon, or leftover baked turkey or Chicken. Or try a multiple of chicken and ham. Scrummy!!
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