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Comfort Food

The rest of the day for me was spend VEGGING and I loved it!  I ended up falling asleep for less than a 2 hour nap and it was glorious.  I haven’t taken a nap in forever!  I fell asleep for like 15 minutes yesterday after my cleaning spree but I don’t think that really counts as a whole nap.  😉

I woke up knowing that I needed to get ready to head to church but I was a little hungry so I had the rest of my sliced apple from brunch with the rest of the jar of peanut butter.  It was scraped clean by the time I got finished with it.

I think this is a perfect snack.

It was off to church and then off to the store for a quick pick up of mushrooms for our pizza we’re making this week and some Airborne Tablets because the hubs is starting to feel quite sickly.  😦

I came home, caught up on some blogs, packed snacks for tomorrow at work, got all my ingredients lined up for dinner and waited until 8 to start preparing dinner.

It’s tuna noodle casserole night at the Watson house.  I love this dish and it’s one of my very favorites that my mom made for me growing up.  It was a perfect night to make it because it’s easy, comforting and downright delicious.  I had no idea the hubs would be feeling under the weather when I planned in my head to make it so it was a perfect dish for a sickly feeling husband.  And it’s rainy outside.  It couldn’t have been a better night for comfort food such as this.

Here’s the recipe:

Tuna Noodle Casserole

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 can of chicken and mushroom soup (it’s a hard to find soup that Campbell’s makes so if you can’t find it then just grab a can of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken and mix half and half to make a whole can)

12 oz. tuna in water (drained)

1/2 bag of wide or medium egg noodles

1 soup can of water

Shredded cheese (I use mild cheddar)

One sleeve of saltines


Cook onion powder, soup and can of water in pot until blended.

Cook Noodles and Drain

Crush sleeve of crackers, toast in skillet with butter

Pour drained noodles into casserole dish along with the soup mixture.  Mix well.

Top with shredded cheese.

Top with the toasted crackers.

Place in oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

You’ll be amazed.  So delicious!  I always serve this with Pillsbury crescent rolls.  It’s the perfect side.

P.S. That was the hubs plate because his was much prettier.  Mine went all over the place since it was the first out of the casserole dish.  🙂

I did have to go back and have seconds because it was so good.  I only had one crescent roll because I wanted one with my work lunch tomorrow.

And all this makes for great leftovers too!  I’ve already got mine packed up and ready to go for tomorrow’s lunch.

After a satisfied tummy and a hubs that needs to get some rest… it’s time for me to go.  I hope you all had a great day and enjoy the recipe!  Let me know if you make it and how you like it!

What remedies do you start to try when you feel like you’re getting sick so maybe you can beat it to the punch before the sickness sets in?


4 Responses

  1. I use cold eez cough drops when I feel a cold coming on. They taste great and really do reduce the length of the common cold!

  2. Oh I looove tuna noodle casserole- yours looks sooo good too! I’d love to make one soon, but I don’t know if Daniel will eat it. Maybe I can just make a smaller portion. Thanks for the recipe!!
    And I don’t really do anything when I start to feel sick other than rest more and drink a lot of water. I hope you don’t get anything bad!! Have a wonderful night my dear!

  3. I take homeopathic cold and flu pills (they dissolve in your mouth and taste like sugar). The brand is HomeoCan, and I get them at my local health food store called Old Fashioned Foods. I also drink lots of water, take vitamin C, D, and a multi.

  4. Oh no, hope he doesn’t get super sick (and that you don’t catch it too). I usually just load up on C.

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