Thursday, June 12, 2008

ok....yum: tuna pasta casserole

ok, so i have yet to plan meals for the week....even though i promised. but i just got finished reading "eat, pray, love" and right now i'm feeling like, "who cares, why do i need to plan. i love me"
so, while my son was still napping and after i finished the above said book, i hadn't a clue as to what i wanted for dinner. then i decided on a quick sweet and sour stir-fry, but as i was grabbing ingredients i knew thats not what i wanted AT ALL even though eggrolls have been heavily on my mind lately....anyways, i started thinking about making a tuna casserole. i have never made one let alone even tasted one. but if you rememer my tuna sauce on toast post, i ended it with dreams of turning it into a casserole with penne, paremesan and breadcrumbs. well, those 3 ingredients are in this....but in a matter of seconds i decided to not even use the tuna sauce. i saw the red pepper still sitting out from my stir-fry idea and came up with this. i followed no recipe. only dropped stuff in. one being garlic.... so this is how it goes...
Tuna Pasta Casserole:
~6oz. can tuna
~1/4 c. chopped red pepper
~1/2 clove crushed garlic
~palm full of grated parmesan
~1/2 t. lemon juice
~two large dollops of mayo
~4 oz. softened cream cheese
~4 oz-ish of cooked penne pasta(al dente)
~sprinkle of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese
~~~mix all of ingredients together making sure to break up the tuna and cream the cheese, then mix in with pasta. spread in casserole dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and a little more grated parmesan and bake @ 350 for about 25 minutes. sprinkle each helping with a small amount of kosher salt and enjoy

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