Jan got a temporary crown on Monday, so she is still eating soft foods. She asked for It’s Not a Tuna Casserole! for Thursday night’s dinner. This was not my first attempt to reinvent the American tuna casserole into something actually like food.
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I have a problem with casseroles. In the forty years that Jan and I have been together, I have made maybe three tuna casseroles. Last month, bowing to pressure from both Jan and Eilene, I made a seafood casserole. They both really liked this dish. They both had seconds and barely left enough for two more servings as their lunches.
Jan received some green beans and cherry tomatoes from the SJSU Environmental Studies garden [correction]. There were not enough green beans or tomatoes to make a separate dish. I started to think of ways I could add them to a main dish. I finally decided to use them in a seafood noodle casserole.
I don’t do casseroles, especially tuna casseroles, too many years of church socials growing up. Jan, on the other hand, loves tuna casserole, although she has a problem with its portion control. You cannot take less of the starch and more of the veggies, since everything is mixed together. The other problem with casseroles is that the ingredients do not cook at the same rates. Some things will be under done or others will be way over done. Somewhere there had to be a solution.