I was all ready to make Bubble Pizza tonight but I had no biscuits to make the bubbles! So on the fly I decided on another favorite, Tater Tot Casserole. Which really was perfect because someone at work was just asking me for this recipe. And what is not to like about it? It has meat and potatoes in it, perfect mid-west food!
I know two people who love it so much they sometimes ask for it as their birthday meal. One is my son Connor (age 8 ) who was in heaven tonight when he found out I made this. The other one is my brother Kory (age 33 and single ladies) who if he heard we were having it would have dropped what he was doing to come over and have some. I love it now, but when I was a kid… no way. I made myself choke it down. I don’t know what it was I didn’t like, but I am glad my kids like it!
What is so special about Tuna and Noodles you may ask? Well if you ask me it’s the crunchy noodles on top, but my children would disagree on that point! But really? It’s cheap, fast and easy to make! Sure you have to cook the noodles ahead of time, but once that is done you can forget about it. There have been many a times on the way home I call Mike and ask him to start the water boiling and even sometimes have him start the noodles.
Everyone seems to have a different tuna and noodle recipe, some are fancy and some are very basic. Mine I like to think of as very basic. I got adventurous once and put sweet corn nibblets in it, you know the really sweet, small pale corn. 5 out of 6 of us loved it, wasn’t a whole lot different but gave it a sweet taste. The other one? He swore all he could taste was the corn. So now sometimes we have it with corn in it and sometimes we don’t. Reason I picked corn was it was the same color as the noodles, less chance of someone picking it out!