Taking It Back to the ’70’s!
Posted March 6, 2009on:
Yup, tonight was a total retro night. I made tuna noodle casserole for dinner and my boyfriend and I watched The Neverending Story on DVD. To end the night on a sweet note, I made banana splits with our favorite Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen Daz ice cream, Nutella and fresh whipped cream.
The recipe for the tuna noode casserole came from this website. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe. I used half a package of noodles, 2 cans of tuna, and I doubled the cheese sauce. The result, was cheesy, moist, creamy and filling. It was actually a really good dish! I’ve never had it before and I had only noticed people eating it on retro tv shows like All in the Family or That 70’s Show. Anyway, here are the steps I took to make this yummy meal and the dessert that followed.
These are the ingredients for the dish. I did also add some salt and pepper, to taste, and some grated Parmesan cheese at the end, which are not in the photo.
I then started making my sauce by melting my butter and whisking some flour in the melted butter. Once the flour was incorporated, I added the milk and whisked until it got thick. I don’t know yet if this is the beginning of a Bechamel sauce, but it seemed like it could be.
Once the sauce got thick, I added my shredded cheddar cheese. I whisked the cheese in until it melted and incorporated into the sauce.
After that melted, I added canned tuna and green peas to the mixture and then stirred until they were well incorporated. Once the everything was incorporated, I added salt and pepper to taste.
Once the sauce was finished, I mixed it with the noodles that I cooked in a separate pot. I topped the mixture with grated parmesan cheese and dots of butter so that it would develop a crust. I then baked it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
The end result was crusty, creamy, yummy and delicious.
And on my plate….
The meal was accompanied by a bottle of Cotes du Rhone wine. And for dessert….Banana Splits!!