No hoodies necessary today – I was sweating harder than Rod Blagojevich in the hot seat during my 4 mile run after work! Nothing a shower cold enough to make me squeak ‘eek!’ couldn’t fix.
Tonight I channeled my inner mom and made a comforting, classic Tuna Noodle Casserole for dinner!
My Mom, bless her heart, had dinner on the table for my Dad, brothers and me at 5:30 every single night of the week when I was growing up.
Her specialties included heart warming dishes like spaghetti & meat sauce, homemade mac & cheese, enchiladas and tacos.
So, ok, she never actually made tuna noodle casserole for us, but the homey dish reminds me of her and makes me feel like I’m taking care of my little two-person family when I make it!
I used my tangy Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe which combines zippy dijon mustard, savory chicken broth and fresh zucchini, to create a creamy sauce – devoid of the typical cream of XYZ, you find in most classic casserole dishes.
Be sure to use tuna packed in WATER for this dish,
but splurge on the crushed saltines quickly sautéed in butter and garlic powder for the crunchy casserole topping!
Paired with a sliced apple for some freshness.
Can you dig it?
Not to dine and ditch, but I’m off to search for my apron. I’m getting my bake on tonight!
Did you grow up sitting down to dinner every night, or did you grab dinner here & there? What did you like or dislike about it?
Growing up, I remember sometimes getting annoyed that we had to sit down and eat dinner together every. single. night. with the tv off, etc. A lot of my friends were allowed to eat dinner in front of the tv, whenever they wanted, and I was really jealous! Now I can see how important it was for us as a family to come together and know I’ll do the same thing when Ben and I have children – someday!