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Old 04-09-2009, 08:55 PM   #11
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My mother made the potato chip topped tuna casserole frequently. My sister hated it so much that once she poured dish soap over it so we wouldn't have to eat it. We didn't eat anything else either, no dinner for us.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:39 PM   #12
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I also grew up loving mom's tuna casserole - basically an "a la king" type sauce, mixed frozen vegetables, & tuna served over egg noodles.

Another favorite economy meal of mom's was Salmon Loaf - basically a meat loaf with canned salmon subbing for the meat. I still love & make that today because it's both very nutritious & versatile. In the winter I serve it hot - sometimes topped with a Hollandaise or Bearnaise sauce. In the summer, I can serve it cold with a garlic/lemon/caper mayonnaise on the side.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:42 PM   #13
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my mom made it with cream of mushroom soup and threw in frozen peas or served canned peas......yick.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:47 PM   #14
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...Another favorite economy meal of mom's was Salmon Loaf - basically a meat loaf with canned salmon subbing for the meat...

I remember salmon loaf. It was right there with the tuna casserole when we were always broke. I have successfully avoided thinking about both until now.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:08 PM   #15
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Now, now - all Salmon Loafs are not created equal - lol!

While mom did add chopped or sliced pimento-stuffed green olives to hers, I also add chopped Kalamata olives & enough other seasonings, depending on my mood, to make Salmon Loaf a worthwhile undertaking.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #16
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Now, now - all Salmon Loafs are not created equal - lol!

While mom did add chopped or sliced pimento-stuffed green olives to hers, I also add chopped Kalamata olives & enough other seasonings, depending on my mood, to make Salmon Loaf a worthwhile undertaking.

I'm glad you enjoy your salmon loaf. I just don't care for them and I don't think any amount of added "stuff" will change that.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:47 PM   #17
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No worries - my husband hates it too!! Lol!!!
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:45 PM   #18
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I'd like to have a good recipe for salmon loaf. I've never tried it. I always end up making salmon patties, which we love.

I love canned salmon...sometimes I just eat it straight out of the can, with mustard and crackers.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #19
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Would any of us been able to grow up without some version of tuna casserole?
PICK ME! PICK ME!! I've never had tuna casserole in my entire life. I've never had liver either. We had a lot of stroganoff and ham steak but never tuna casserole. I guess mom didn't like it. I have served my daughter Kraft Mac and Cheese with tuna and peas added, but I've never eaten it. She had had it at a friends and wanted me to make it. That only happened once, never again. Does that count as tuna casserole?
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #20
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I have served my daughter Kraft Mac and Cheese with tuna and peas added, but I've never eaten it. She had had it at a friends and wanted me to make it. That only happened once, never again. Does that count as tuna casserole?
That doesn't count as tuna casserole, that counts as Kraft Mac and Cheese murder.
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