Tuna Noodle casserole is the ultimate (and basic) comfort food. What is comfort food? Comfort food provides romantic feelings or nostalgic memories of home, family childhood memories and sentimental feelings. Comfort food is usually characterized by a high carbohydrate level. Sometimes with warm recipes, simple preparation, and enchanting aromas.
Dating back to 1966, the term, comfort food was first used in a Palm Beach Post newspaper story. The article explained that comfort food, especially for adults and the need for comfort food. Sometimes under an emotional stress, turning to food that awakens their memories of childhood security. Food like mom’s homemade chicken soup, chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven or mom’s home made apple pie.
Some examples of comfort food are:
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup
Macaroni and cheese
Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Any food or recipe that reminds you of days past, great memories, or food that comforts you in a time of stress or need.
The recipe below is comforting and easy to make. Featuring classic tuna fish, egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup and peas, topped with a cheesy cheddar topping. Best of all – it is delicious!
TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE RECIPE
One can of tuna drained
One can of cream of mushroom soup
One package of noodles, cooked and drained
One large onion sautéed until clear
3-4 scallions sautéed, until soft
1/2 cup of milk
One can of peas
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Mix all the ingredients (except the peas and the cheddar cheese in a large casserole pan, sprayed with cooking spray
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.
Add the peas and the cheddar cheese and bake until the cheese has melted.