Thursday, May 27, 2010

Never Waste Stale Chips

What shall we have for dinner tonight? The answer lies in the bottom of the potato chip bag - it's almost empty and the chips remaining are tiny, broken and stale - AHA! Tuna casserole it is! Everyone loves to hate it but they gobble it up anyway and it couldn't be easier even if you decide to "church it up".

I make it a little bit different each time but today's version includes some new(ish) items. I had leftover yellow and red peppers and red onions in the refrigerator from the vegie kabos the previous day so I saute'd them briefly in a little extra virgin olive oil, along with some sliced celery. I also had a package of wild mushrooms - Food Lion carries this (To-Jo Exotics - containing crimini, shitake and oyster) - gave them the the same treatment.

Next I cooked a package of No Yolks Dumplings - not a cholesterol thing (although that should be the reason) - I just like the way they look and taste. Dump those noodles into the bottom of a glass casserole dish (spray it first with Pam and you will thank yourself later at dish doing time). Throw the vegies in. Drain a can of tuna and add it to the casserole. Mix one can cream of mushroom soup with 1/2 can of milk. Pour that over the dish and mix everything up nicely. Top with any kind of cheese - I used cheddar today. Crush the chips even more and scatter them over the top of everything. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until everything is nice and bubbly hot. Delicious - one happy husband, one happy home from college son and one happy home from college son's girlfriend. One happy me - easy, no fuss, no drama food.

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