Super Summer Tuna

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: July 7, 2013
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes plus time to chill.

Prior preparation needed:
hardboil eggs
cook pasta
(Do these the morning or evening before and the salad can be assembled in 5-10 minutes for lunch or supper.)

This does well as a main-dish salad for a summer supper.
Simple to put together on a busy day.  Relax and enjoy.

Super Summer Tuna

Super Summer Tuna
6½ oz./150g tuna, drained
2 hardcooked eggs, chopped
1 cup cooked shell macaroni or alphabet noodles
¼ tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. Blender Mayonnaise and/or yogurt
Dash pepper
Dill weed to taste
Lettuce
Sprouts

Combine tuna, eggs, macaroni, seasonings and mayonnaise in a bowl.
Mix well.
Serve on slices of whole wheat bread or spoon into avocado halves.
Garnish with lettuce and sprouts.

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Scrambled Egg and Noodles

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Made: April 23, 2012
Yield: 5 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes

A quick and simple supper.

Scrambled Eggs and Noodles

Scrambled Eggs and Noodles
2 cups wide noodles
3 Tbsp. margarine (or equivalent)
3 eggs beaten
½ cup milk, cream or evaporated milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped scallions (optional)
Paprika
Tomato wedges

Cook and drain noodles.
Melt margarine in large skillet.  If using chopped scallions, sauté them in the margarine briefly.
Add noodles and sauté briefly.
Combine eggs and milk. Pour over noodles and scramble till set.
Serve garnished with paprika and tomato wedges.

Hamburger Helper

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Made: October 17, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time to make: 25 minutes

A very quick meal, just as easy as the store-bought versions and so much more economical, not to mention much tastier.

Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper Home-Style
¾ lb. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 stalk celery, chopped
¼ cup frozen or canned peas
2/3 cup fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped
1 cup crinkly noodles
½-¾ cup shredded cheese or ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a skillet, brown the ground beef with salt and pepper.
Add the onion, celery, peas and tomatoes.
Meanwhile, put a pot of water on to boil and cook the noodles.

When the noodles are cooked, drain and rinse them and spread them on top of the ground beef mix in the skillet.
Sprinkle cheese over all.
Cover and let simmer 10-15 minutes to blend flavours.

Pasta & Kasha

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 31, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 25 minutes

I regret to say I was not particularly enthralled with this combination of flavours. One really needs to enjoy buckwheat to like this dish. Or have some good ideas on spices and condiments to dress it up.

Pasta & Kasha

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Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: October 31, 2014
Yield:2-3 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

I looked forward to trying this salad and it did not disappoint. But it is certainly an occasional treat.  I splurged on a small piece of beef tenderloin since I couldn’t find venison. I am sure I could only have got half as much anyway at the same price.  Perhaps an acceptable version could be created with well-tenderized round steak or pot roast.

Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad

Venison Broccoli Pasta Salad

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Peasant Soup

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 1, 2014
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 90 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Soak beans overnight or bring to boil, let cook a few minutes, cover and let stand one hour before proceeding with recipe.

This soup brings back memories of my childhood, especially those days when Daddy decided Mum deserved a day off and chose to make supper for us.  We always looked forward to Daddy’s suppers.  He was no great chef; he didn’t try anything fancy, never followed a recipe or even did a special shopping, so far as I can recall.  Just looked in the cupboard and fridge and started putting things together in a stew pot.  More often than not it was some sort of macaroni stew.

Peasant Soup

Peasant Soup

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