My mission: To create a fantastic Tuna Noodle Casserole that involves no canned soup and will put all other versions to shame. It's not much to look at, but let me tell you...It is amazing.
People often comment to Michael and I about how on earth we don't weigh 500 pounds, considering the fact that food is such a huge part of our life. The answer to that question is somewhat complicated but extremely simple at the same time. We don't "diet". We eat real, fresh, homemade food whenever possible. We make conscious decisions to avoid excessive amounts of unnecessary sodium, chemicals, and other foodstuffs. We don't snack much. We eat whatever we want, for the most part, but do so in moderation. Part of that includes no canned soup. It's just a personal choice that makes my meals a little bit healthier and a lot more delicious.
What does that have to do with this recipe? Well, nothing really, other than the fact that I loved Tuna Noodle Casserole as a kid, and have great memories enjoying the M.R.E. version while backpacking with my dad and brother. The M.R.E. version was literally engineered to last for an indefinite amount of time in the most hazardous conditions imaginable. My homemade version tastes so much better and requires no canned soup or engineered ingredients. It's not very pretty to look at, but Michael says it is in his top 20 meals of all time. The man knows his food, and his endorsement should serve as your encouragement to make this for dinner very soon.