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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 10:46:14 (permalink)
Not something I've had in my 73 years!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 11:12:38 (permalink)
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Not something I've had in my 73 years!


You're not missing anything! I liked it when I was a kid, but I made it about 30 years ago, and, like some things, it didn't age well...
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 11:22:01 (permalink)
I've never had it, thank goodness!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 11:24:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Root-Beer Man 2019/07/09 11:52:00
I’m tired of elitist pompous jerks tearing down and attempting to destroy our history of great patriotic comfort foods.
I’ll bet she eats avocado toast every day.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 11:54:20 (permalink)
Tuna casserole is a mid century classic and used to be a staple in my family. Loved it! Now, lot's of mid century recipes don't translate well for today's foodies, but for those of us of a certain age, it's a comforting throwback to our youth. And it's damned tasty, too! This wasn't a review. It was a hit piece.
 
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 14:10:08 (permalink)
Well, this "elitist pompous jerk" also grew up in thje '50s and my mom would never serve it. It's not a part of my childhood...and I've smelled the aroma at a friends house, and I choose not to make it a meal I eat. Eat lots of other stuff from the '50s. 
 
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 14:11:10 (permalink)
We never really had tuna noodle casserole in our house when I was growing up.  We always had what we called 'tuna salad' consisting of canned tuna, pasta (usually elbow macaroni), Miracle Whip and sweet pickle relish.  It was always better the second day when it was served cold.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 14:12:07 (permalink)
When I lived in Des Moines I was amazed at how popular Tuna Noodle Casserole and fined chopped Ham Salad were. Every Store Deli had them and when I inquired, they said they were best sellers.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 14:17:35 (permalink)
Tuna Casserole must have been for rich people. We grew up with things like Haluski. Fried cabbage and egg noodles. Man was that good. My Mom squeezed the dollar as far as she could feeding 5 people 3 squares a day. I remember the Salmon patties that Mom made out of that renowned canned salmon. I didn't like them much back then. I made some for my wife using some poached Pacific Salmon. I was in the process of making them when she asked what I was doing. I told her I was making Salmon patties. She turned up her nose and said, My Mom used to make those and we all hated them. Anyway, I made the fried Salmon patties with the flaked Salmon, they came out with a nice crust. I made a home made Remoulade sauce to go with it along with some lemon wedges. The look on her face was wonderment. She looked at me and said, I didn't know they could taste this good. 
  Going back years ago comfort food wasn't comfort food. It was the only food we could afford. 
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 14:28:37 (permalink)
Food IS memories...eat whatever the hell you want. 
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 15:24:09 (permalink)
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Well, this "elitist pompous jerk" also grew up in thje '50s and my mom would never serve it. It's not a part of my childhood...and I've smelled the aroma at a friends house, and I choose not to make it a meal I eat. Eat lots of other stuff from the '50s. 
 

I was talking about current young folks turning their noses up at many beloved dishes, not just tuna casserole, from my childhood .
But I got it. You were Italian.
Life was different in the Midwest, I suppose.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 15:45:57 (permalink)
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leethebard
Well, this "elitist pompous jerk" also grew up in the '50s and my mom would never serve it. It's not a part of my childhood...and I've smelled the aroma at a friends house, and I choose not to make it a meal I eat. Eat lots of other stuff from the '50s. 
 

I was talking about current young folks turning their noses up at many beloved dishes, not just tuna casserole, from my childhood .
But I got it. You were Italian.
Life was different in the Midwest, I suppose.

Don't know what being Italian has to do with it. Had Italian friends in the '50s who ate it....and I don't think it's an East coast dislike...so I don't get that comment at all. Even if you are a young person today,I doubt hating tuna casserole makes you any kind of a jerk!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 15:47:20 (permalink)
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Food IS memories...eat whatever the hell you want. 


That's the ticket, pure and simple!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 17:52:36 (permalink)
I love tuna noodle casserole; sadly, no one else seems to.  When I was a kid with three younger siblings, (50 years ago); when Mom and Dad would go out for their once a month evening out; Mom would make tuna noodle casserole for the babysitter to warm up in the oven and feed to the kids.  There was no pizza delivery or fast food or prefab chicken nuggets (well, maybe Mrs Paul's' fish sticks).    
 
I always enjoyed it.  Egg noodles, canned or frozen peas, tuna, cream of mushroom soup, milk, Velveeta or cheddar cheese, topped with buttered breadcrumbs.   I love it to this day; now I want to make some....pure comfort food. 
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 17:53:30 (permalink)
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Tuna Casserole must have been for rich people. We grew up with things like Haluski. Fried cabbage and egg noodles. Man was that good. My Mom squeezed the dollar as far as she could feeding 5 people 3 squares a day. I remember the Salmon patties that Mom made out of that renowned canned salmon. I didn't like them much back then. I made some for my wife using some poached Pacific Salmon. I was in the process of making them when she asked what I was doing. I told her I was making Salmon patties. She turned up her nose and said, My Mom used to make those and we all hated them. Anyway, I made the fried Salmon patties with the flaked Salmon, they came out with a nice crust. I made a home made Remoulade sauce to go with it along with some lemon wedges. The look on her face was wonderment. She looked at me and said, I didn't know they could taste this good. 
  Going back years ago comfort food wasn't comfort food. It was the only food we could afford. 




Salmon patties with canned pink salmon, that's good eating, too.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 18:37:59 (permalink)
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I've never had it, thank goodness!


I'm going to have to make my version for you. It's really pappardelle al forno con tonno.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 18:38:18 (permalink)
We never had tuna noodle casserole when I was growing up...and that is why I couldn't wait to have some!  I enjoyed it for a while, but it lost it's luster through the years.  Every once in a blue moon, I will crave it and make some.  Same way about tuna melts.  That seemed very exotic to me as a child.  Now, I can think of better things to do with tuna and tomato.
Salmon patties - yes!!!  My Mom called them salmon croquettes, and sometimes made a tasty lemon sauce for them. I still make them from time to time.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/09 19:39:19 (permalink)
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I love tuna noodle casserole; sadly, no one else seems to.  When I was a kid with three younger siblings, (50 years ago); when Mom and Dad would go out for their once a month evening out; Mom would make tuna noodle casserole for the babysitter to warm up in the oven and feed to the kids.  There was no pizza delivery or fast food or prefab chicken nuggets (well, maybe Mrs Paul's' fish sticks).    
 
I always enjoyed it.  Egg noodles, canned or frozen peas, tuna, cream of mushroom soup, milk, Velveeta or cheddar cheese, topped with buttered breadcrumbs.   I love it to this day; now I want to make some....pure comfort food. 


Replace the tuna with chicken in your recipe, and I'd love it!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/10 08:35:16 (permalink)
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Well, this "elitist pompous jerk" also grew up in thje '50s and my mom would never serve it. It's not a part of my childhood...and I've smelled the aroma at a friends house, and I choose not to make it a meal I eat. Eat lots of other stuff from the '50s. 
 


I'm of a like mind!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/12 01:49:05 (permalink)
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I love tuna noodle casserole; sadly, no one else seems to.  When I was a kid with three younger siblings, (50 years ago); when Mom and Dad would go out for their once a month evening out; Mom would make tuna noodle casserole for the babysitter to warm up in the oven and feed to the kids.  There was no pizza delivery or fast food or prefab chicken nuggets (well, maybe Mrs Paul's' fish sticks).    
 
I always enjoyed it.  Egg noodles, canned or frozen peas, tuna, cream of mushroom soup, milk, Velveeta or cheddar cheese, topped with buttered breadcrumbs.   I love it to this day; now I want to make some....pure comfort food. 




I love it too and still make and eat it to this day.  Tuna Noodle with some bread and butter,,,thats a meal.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/13 12:55:50 (permalink)
Most everyone likes tuna, noodles, 1/2 & 1/2, cheese, various spices including Lipton Onion Soup mix, chips, different veggies, etc. In other words the main ingredients in Tuna Noodle Casserole, properly portioned, and cooked, what seems to be the problem?
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/13 13:01:40 (permalink)
Hot tuna and creamy noodles always grossed me out. Mom tried it a few times in the 
'50s and none of us like it...That's the problem!!  Some people think Pizza Hut pizza is real pizza."What's the problem. Taste is taste...and it's individualized and personal. Onerpersons ambrosia is another person's ****. Just the way the taste buds crumble!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/13 14:26:47 (permalink)
I like tuna and I like noodles.  Just not together.  My favorite is FRESH tuna...….grilled or blackened, with a big salad on the side for dinner.  I just don't like to mix any fish with anything else.  Unless it's bouillabaisse...…….but that's a stew and a different story. Maybe it's because I never had tuna noodle casserole growing up.  Now it just sounds wrong.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/13 16:22:54 (permalink)
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I like tuna and I like noodles.  Just not together.  My favorite is FRESH tuna...….grilled or blackened, with a big salad on the side for dinner.  I just don't like to mix any fish with anything else.  Unless it's bouillabaisse...…….but that's a stew and a different story. Maybe it's because I never had tuna noodle casserole growing up.  Now it just sounds wrong.


I promise you would like a GOOD batch of it!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/14 10:46:02 (permalink)
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I like tuna and I like noodles.  Just not together.  My favorite is FRESH tuna...….grilled or blackened, with a big salad on the side for dinner.  I just don't like to mix any fish with anything else.  Unless it's bouillabaisse...…….but that's a stew and a different story. Maybe it's because I never had tuna noodle casserole growing up.  Now it just sounds wrong.


I promise you would like a GOOD batch of it!


Well, I would certainly try it!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/14 13:10:24 (permalink)
Nasty stuff!  I didn't like it as a kid and I didn't like it last year when I made it for someone else.
 
Canned Tuna should not be served hot.  NASTY GIK!
 
If you can find fresh tuna, cooked all the way through it's delicious.
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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/07/14 13:29:04 (permalink)
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Nasty stuff!  I didn't like it as a kid and I didn't like it last year when I made it for someone else.
 
Canned Tuna should not be served hot.  NASTY GIK!
 
If you can find fresh tuna, cooked all the way through it's delicious.



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Re: Heated: Tuna Noodle Casserole 2019/08/06 01:04:46 (permalink)
Came home the other night after having a few to many with the neighbors and my wife had made some Tuna Noodle Casserole.  Delicious. 
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