Friday, June 27, 2008

Tuna noodle casserole for grownups

Last night there was NO BASEBALL! No travel team practice, all star team was eliminated Wednesday, and the College World Series is over. We actually ate at the dining room table for a change, and at a normal hour.
I made tuna sauce from John Ash's excellent book Cooking One On One. It is traditionally vitello tonnato sauce (cold veal sliced with this sauce) but it is super on pasta. The author's comment: "This is the best tuna noodle casserole you'll ever eat", and he is correct. The sauce is creamy and blended - simply olive oil, oil packed tuna, garlic, anchovy, lemon juice, capers, parsley and a bit of cream and chicken stock. This is great hot or cold since the sauce is uncooked.

One night a week we eat pasta or rice-based meals, especially before baseball games/practices for our growing 9 year old (eep, almost 10!). It means that us adults need to get a bit more exercise to burn off the extra carbs!
Tonight after baseball practice is one of our great summer traditions - "picnic". More on that next post.

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