Sunday, January 6, 2008

Tuna Casserole

When people talk about Minnesota food no doubt you'll hear about hotdish (usually made for a Lutheran church supper). I grew up with hotdishes; American Chow Mein, Chicken Almond Party Bake and such though we called them casseroles in Michigan. They may seem a little white trash but sometimes you want that comforting mix of protein, creamed soup & something crunchy. This is the Tuna Casserole I grew up with. I'm not sure where my mom got the recipe.
makings of a hotdish

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can tuna packed in water, drained
1 small can evaporated milk
1 c chopped celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 c chow mein noodles

Mix everything together in a casserole. Place the casserole in a pan of hot water. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

serves 4

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