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Square Meals [May. 3rd, 2011|09:26 pm]
Just before Charlotte came home, I had a few days to do prep work around the house. One of the things I did was bake a roasting pan full of tuna noodle casserole. Cut into squares and frozen in storage containers, these become easy meals for those days/nights when we're tired, didn't get much sleep, and just need "one food unit". Pop in the microwave and they're ready in two minutes.

There's something odd but also obsessive-pleasing about seeing your food neatly stacked like that. (Ever seen rats hoard their lab blocks in little piles?)

Dead simple casserole that I've been making since college. In case you're curious, ingredients are:
- rotini pasta
- canned tuna, fully drained
- frozen peas
- shredded Tillamook cheddar (LOTS)
- shredded jack (half as much as of the cheddar)
- breadcrumbs (for a thin layer on top)
- spices (in decreasing amounts): salt, celery seed, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, sage, onion powder

[User Picture]From: orv
2011-05-04 05:13 pm (UTC)
Sounds tasty, and a little classier than my version, which involves boxed "deluxe" mac and cheese doctored up with canned salmon, cream of mushroom soup, and cheddar. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-05-05 03:01 am (UTC)
I'm not sure how much "class" is possible in a noodle casserole but I'll take your compliment in the spirit it was intended. :D
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[User Picture]From: orv
2011-05-05 04:32 pm (UTC)
Hey now, you're dissing my Midwestern cultural heritage, there. ;)
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