Monday, February 06, 2006

A quick Monday evening dinner idea!

I have two dishes that I make if I am in a hurry or just need something easy to fix but is still delish! So here goes:

Stovetop Tuna Noodle:

1 Tbsp. Margarine
1/2 C. of chopped onion
1 7oz. can of tuna in oil
1 small can of mushroom stems and pieces
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of milk or water ( I prefer milk)
1 16 oz. package of noodles
In a large skillet sautee the onion;add the tuna, undrained; drain the mushrooms and add, stirring as you go; add the soup and water/milk and stir with a whisk or spoon until smooth and the lumps are gone. You may have to add more water or milk to accomodate the noodles. Add the uncooked noodles and stir thoroughly. Turn down the heat and let simmer until the noodles are done. Add water/milk and stir as needed. You will need to keep a close eye on this as noodles will cook quickly. I add parsley flakes and to add some color, I sometimes add frozen broccoli broken into small pieces. My husband loves this dish!!

Creole Vegetables:

6 slices of bacon
1/2 of a large onion
1 can of green beans/undrained
1 can of whole potatoes/drained and sliced
1 can of sliced stewed tomatoes/undrained
1 16oz. package of smoked sausage

Cut each slice of bacon into 4 pieces and sautee in a large skillet or kettle. Sometimes I add a little cooking oil if the bacon is lean. Slice the onion and separate into rings and add to the bacon and sautee until tender. Add the green beans, potatoes, and tomatoes. Stir thoroughly;salt and pepper thoroughly. (My husband loooooves salt and pepper!) Slice the smoke sausage in circle slices and add or cut it into chunks and add to the vegetables. Mix well and let simmer so all of the flavors blend.
I sometimes add more bacon and more of the other vegetables depending on how many I am feeding. This dish is delish with corn bread!! Yummy!

2 comments:

T. Hopstetter said...

Jewel makes killer Tuna Noodle, of course I haven't had it in about 9 years. But it sure is YUMMY!!!!!!

Tony

Jewel said...

Has it been that long??? Well, you just never know.....:-)