Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuna and Chips Casserole

Tuna and Chips

So easy. So fast. My kids grew up with this casserole, maybe because I did too. I used to watch my mom make this and so I just tried to repeat it when I left home. Not sure if this is a true recipe but this is how we make it:

Into a large mixing bowl, (x-tra large, really) mix 3 cans of cream of celery soup, 1 can milk, 1 large and 1 small cans drained tuna fish and about 2 cups crushed potato chips. Oh yeah, not to forget, 1 can drained peas. Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix it all together so it looks like yummy, right? Not!

Then, add a large strainer full of elbow macaroni, cooked. I used about 1/2 of a 48 ounce box of noodles. I then decided it was about 2 cooked cups too many and took them out.

When mixed all together, put in a large 9x13. The kind you use for lasagna.

Crush another cup or two of potato chips and sprinkle on top of casserole.

Cook uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Chips will be ever-so-lightly browned. Even if you don't enjoy.....your kids will!

The recipe without pics.

3 cans cream of celery
1 soup can milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 lge, 1 sm can drained tuna
1 can drained peas
11 ounce bag potato chips, crushed
about 24 ounces of elbow macaroni, cooked

Mix soup and milk, salt and pepper. Add tuna, peas, 2 cups chips and macaroni. Pour into 9x13. Spread with 1 cup more of the crushed chips. Cook, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Teddy's Cabbage Contest

Teddy brought home a Bonnie cabbage plant from school last week along with instructions on what to do with it. The reason Teddy found this cabbage and instruction sheet so much fun is because if you grow the biggest cabbage this season someone from each state will win a $1,000 scholarship. If there is competition involved, you have his attention. "Mom, we have to try to win!" he says. Anyone know how to grow a 40 pound cabbage, cause I surely don't!? Feel free to leave a comment on how we might get started on our garden wonder!

The first step says to have a parent help you. I think having grandma's help will work here too. We are actually supposed to plant this baby outside in the cool weather now. What Wisconsin weather doesn't understand is that in April it ISN'T supposed to snow anymore!! The saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." Hmmm, still waiting. So, in the meantime we will re-pot him (or her?) in a bigger pot and see if we can still do some growing inside for now.

Know a teacher who might want to share this project with their children? You can find out how, here.

Here's an interesting post/tutorial on how to make homemade sauerkraut using the canning method from Keeper of the Home. We will probably have plenty of kraut if our cabbage does well! And, this method seems so much faster than Grandma's did!

Wish us luck!!
recipe coming...

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