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Mrs. Betty's Extraordinarily Average Day Tuna Casserole

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Tuna Casserole

 This morning the weather man said it was going to be an average normal day.  Strangely, normal days aren’t so normal, since it’s usually above average, below average, too rainy, not rainy enough, and so on. 

As predicted, it really has turned out to be a pretty average day.   I had a couple of meetings, got stuck in traffic, went to the department store to get my watch battery changed, only to find out it wasn’t the battery causing it not to work, and well, more normal stuff like that.  

Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”  If the Lord made today, and he doesn’t do anything just average, then I’m going to say it was an actually extraordinary day.  To celebrate all of us making it home safely from school and work, we made Mrs. Betty’s Tuna Casserole!  What?  Who celebrates anything with Tuna Casserole? Well, we do on extraordinarily average days!

Mrs. Betty’s recipe calls for Cream of Vegetable Soup, which was a popular ingredient in casseroles in the 1960’s and 70’s.  I don’t know exactly when, but Campbell’s stop making it years ago.  I used Cream of Broccoli in mine which turned out great.  I also added cheese; my family might just disown me if I didn’t put cheese in there.  With those pimientos and parsley atop this dish, it’s way too pretty to be average.

Tuna Casserole Front  Tuna Casserole Back


1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream of broccoli soup

1/2 cup milk

2 cups cooked egg noodles

1 can (7 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 Tablespoons diced pimientos

2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

2 Tablespoons bread crumbs

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Cook noodles according to package directions.  Blend soup and milk. Add cooked noodles, tuna, cheese, pimientos, and parsley.  Pour into a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.  Stir together bread crumbs and melted butter.  Top the casserole with the crumb mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.    

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