Thursday, January 28, 2016

Zzzzzzz...

Counting Sheep

Last night, I didn't get much sleep at all. I tossed and turned then counted sheep for a while, but when that didn't work, I just laid there listening to my hubby snore. After being wide awake for some time, I decided to give up on returning to dreamland and climbed out of bed. Days like this, I need an easy recipe to prepare for dinner tonight and tuna casserole fits the bill.
 

My husband loves when I bake this. What I love is that it's fast, easy and I can actually make this meal for less than $7.00. There are even plenty of leftovers for the next day.
 


Ingredients:

3 cups of cooked elbow macaroni
2 6 oz. cans of tuna (drained)
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup of frozen peas (thawed)
 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook macaroni in the boiling water stirring occasionally until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Drain then rinse with cold water.

Pour macaroni into a casserole dish. Add both cans of tuna, the soup and peas. Stir until mixed well then sprinkle an even layer of  cheese over the top.

Bake uncovered in the oven for 30 minutes and ...Voila! Dinner is ready. It's that easy. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Okay...

Hey wake upppp... have a gr8 gr8 day beautiful... did u chk the papers... ((((((((())))))))):

47 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good quick old-fashion meal. We used to love casseroles in our house when the kids were young. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. Yummmmm!
    Thank you for this!
    Think I shall try it tonight!
    And...I hope you get some snugly good sleep tonight. : )

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  3. That looks delicious! My hubby loves macaroni salad with tuna but he probably wouldn't go for hot tuna! I would love it but my pasta choices are very limited due to being a diabetic! Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight!

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  4. Yummy macaroni!

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  5. Your macaroni looks divine, Dee!!! I didn't sleep much last night, either, I also tossed and turned. I cannot stand nights like that! :)

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  6. I hate it when I toss and turn half the night! That casserole looks so yummy. My family aren't big tuna eaters but I bet I could do it with canned chicken. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for quick easy meals. :)

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  7. Looks like great comfort food! My hubby snores too...I had to buy a futon for the livingroom so I have somewhere to go.

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  8. So I'm not the only who has had trouble sleeping recently. I have been a mess this week...
    This meal reminds me of something my grandmother used to make us and we loved it. :)

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  9. Hi Dee! Well, I know what I'm having for dinner tonight . . . thanks for the recipe. I love tuna, I know some people don't, but it's always been kind of a go-to meal for us, and I love a good tuna casserole! Hope you get a better nights sleep. I always take two magnesium at night, it helps me relax and for some reason, when I take it, I sleep better. It's way better than counting sheep!

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  10. Bonjour Dee, I know how it is when one have trouble falling asleep, our mind wanders often to dark subjects, fears, anxieties and it is even more difficult and scary to sleep. I know when I am in this state of mind, things look always darker at night.
    Now, the recipe looks quite delicious ! did you really get up in the night to cook this macaroni casserole ?
    I hope your next night will be good for you. Helene

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  11. I haven't had this in a long time and it sounds delicious!

    Melatonin is my friend for sleeping. The doctor actually recommended it.

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  12. This sounds really good to me!!! I bet my grandquads would like it, too!!! Next Wednesday night dinner! DONE!

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  13. What a wonderful recipe! The hubster loves Tuna Casserole so I will definitely be making this recipe for him! Thank you so much for sharing!! Hugs!

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  14. Wow, this looks delicious and very comforting:)

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  15. That photo looks so yummy! I think tuna casserole definitely counts as Comfort Food.
    Mostly what I like? That looks like a terry-cloth napkin ..... I'm crazy for terry!

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  16. I do..I do...I want coffee !!
    I don't like tuna but bet this would be good with chicken...???
    And I hate nights like that...I usually just turn on the tv and then I get sleepy

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  17. It looks delicious, Dee, and I bet it would work with other meat like BJ suggests. I hope you get some Zs tonight. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  18. Great photos. Sweet dreams tonight. :-)

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  19. my mother fixed tuna casserole at least once a week my whole childhood!
    I still LOVE IT!
    and like your husband... my bob always liked it and said...
    "why don't we have this more often!"
    to tell you the truth... now I cheat. since I live alone and don't want to make a ton of it... I buy one of those single serving stouffer's mac and cheese and add tuna to it. it suits the purpose for my tuna casserole fix for one! :)

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  20. Looks yummy! Try melatonin from a health food store or Sleepytime Tea for insomnia. It also helps to ask yourself what is stressing you out, think of all those things and think of releasing all those problems to the universe. Then try to move to your happy place in your mind such as the beach or the mountains or a field of tulips, something like that and concentrate on that. Lavender scents also help, shower gel, lotion, oils, etc. Neuro makes a "sleep" drink that has melatonin in it that works well. It's in a orange bottle available at some grocery & convenience stores in the drink isle, Target, amazon. You can see it on drinkneuro dot com

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  21. Dee, I haven't had tuna casserole in forever. Yours looks scrumptious. I can see why your husband loves it. Sorry you had trouble falling asleep; sometimes we have too much on our minds. Who wants coffee?......I DO, I DO!

    Have a peaceful weekend, Dee.

    ~Sheri

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  22. That looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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  23. Dee, I'm going to make tuna casserole tomorrow! Haven't made it in a while but I make 3 when I do it and share with 2 sons.

    I too have many nights when I just get up rather than lie there tossing and turning. We pay for it that day, don't we? And to think there was a time in my youth when I could sleep 9 hours straight!

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  24. I have never had tuna casserole. Ever. But my daughter and hubby love tuna so I'm going to have to try this! I hope it's a new favorite and go to. And yes. I'd looooove some coffee!

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  25. Your recipe looks divine . . . it has been years since I've had tuna casserole. I love comfort food. By sweet Steve is diabetic so I try to keep the carbs down for him . . . if I lived closer, I might just have to create a reason for showing up on your doorstep and suppertime, LOL. Yum!!!

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  26. The casserole looks delicious. I used to have a recipe for tuna casserole years ago...and I do mean years ago! It was in the 1960's but in no way looked as good as yours! I'm going to try this. I love the picture of the sheep. I have many sleepless nights like yours. Don't you hate it!

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  27. I have made this for many years and had variations, such as cream of mushroom or celery soups. Sometimes I have added string beans in place of peas. Try substituting salmon or chicken chunks next time! (Now to put tuna on my shopping list.)

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  28. I forgot to add: ALL of your food photography is great. How do you snap such good ones? They really come alive.

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  29. Oh that looks so yummy Dee - I love tuna casserole, it's delicious and your photos of your recipe are lovely too. Hope you manage to get some proper sleep tonight! - Tasha

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  30. This look so delicious! I'm adding this to my list of recipes to try! Thanks for sharing!


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  31. Hi Dee! Seven dollars and a thumbs up from your husband. You have a winner with that casserole. I hope you were able to get some rest. Take care.

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  32. Hi Dee, This recipe looks so delicious and easy to prepare. Real comfort food. Sorry you had a sleepless night. I've had nights like that too and I too just end up getting up and starting the day. Hope you got some rest since then. Thanks for the recipe. Blessings for a great rest of the week. xo

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  33. This meal looks both easy and delicious.

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  34. Need something to cook tonight, I just may try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Mmmm! That tuna salad looks delicious!! Love easy meals like that! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  36. Hi Dee! Your tuna dish looks delicious. Perfect for cold winter days!

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  37. This looks really good! for some reason I always forget about tuna casserole---I think I'll try it out this week!

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  38. It looks & sounds delicious & easy to make!
    Hope you keep well
    Hugs!

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  39. Yummy! I love this dish so much, but I hardly make it because Hubby doesn't care for tuna... I'm making it using your recipe! Thank you for sharing and keep sharing more family recipes!

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  40. Great Recipe; it does look very yum..:-).

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  41. Hi Dee,
    This is just a quick note to say that all of the sudden I can't read your blog. Don't know what happened but this is the last post I have been able to get to. :(

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  42. Looks yummy! Sometimes the simple things are the absolute best!!

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  43. Hope you feel like blogging again soon. Missing your pictures and recipes.

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  44. "Ontem foi embora.Amanhã ainda não veio. Temos somente hoje, comecemos!!!Qualquer ato
    de amor, por menor que seja, é um trabalho pela paz" (Madre Teresa de Calcutá)
    Fico sempre feliz com sua doce presença lá no meu cantinho! Obrigada!

    Um grande abraço querida, Marie.

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  45. Hi Dee, I Stopped by to say hi; I hope you are doing great.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

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  46. Dee, just coming by to check on you. Where'd you go? Hope life is treating you well. :)

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