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To: Flamenco Lady

Gets my vote, course anything with cayenne is a plus. :) It sounds really good though.

Yeah, peas are not my husband’s favorite. He won’t even eat split pea soup. :( He doesn’t care for lentils either. :(

We had tuna casserole often enough growing up. To appease my husband I replace the tuna with ground beef and use cream of mushroom.

I think tuna noodle was one of my step dad’s favorites along with goulash and chipped beef on toast.

You’ll have to keep track of what all you use and let us know, but it sure sounds like a winner.


70 posted on 04/02/2011 6:55:10 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen

Now you are really bringing back memories for me. We also had goulash often (which my family won’t touch) and creamed chipped beef on toast (the Friday version of which became creamed tuna on toast). If prices keep going up at the grocery store a lot more people may be making these budget friendly classics once again.

Tuna casserole can be made pretty cheaply if you watch the ads. I picked up 5 oz. cans of tuna again yesterday for 3/$1. There was a limit of 9 cans per coupon and only one coupon per transaction, but my local store seems to run that price about once a month or so, so I have been stocking up whenever they have it on sale. While canned soups have gone up considerably, I still find cream of mushroom, celery, and chicken on sale in discount and overstock stores for 79 - 89 cents a can, and a bag of pasta can usually be found on sale for $1 or less. At that rate you can feed a family of 5 or 6 for under $5 even at today’s prices if you watch for sales and stock up when it is cheap like our parents did.

I will keep you posted as to how the tuna casserole made from scratch turns out.


72 posted on 04/02/2011 8:08:07 PM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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