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A trip through childhood memories: Grandma's tuna casserole

Trying to retaste an old hazy memory

7w ago
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Between the podcast with Doug F and then John Dique had a post I decided I needed to try and make it. I know some of you have already heard the story from Doug F's podcast but this will be for some of the ones that haven't.

simple ingredients

simple ingredients

While growing up this one of those dishes that sticks out in your memory. Whether it was because it drove my mother mad trying to fix it like Grandma that I would rather have it in frozen dinner form than to have hers or because my cousins liked it so well that when one of my cousins realized he was allergic to mushrooms he did not want to tell our Grandma in fear that she wouldn't fix it.

It's just some simple ingredients but the hardest one to replicate is the love. Even I can't do that for her dish. Extra wide egg noodles, tuna, cream of mushroom that later became cream of celery, grated parmesan and some bits of butter.

This was dinner tonight and it left me so disappointed. I would have been better off to fix my usual tuna casserole. I was looking for that taste I remembered and I couldn't replicate it.

Do you have any food memories that you haven't been able to replicate?

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Comments (55)

  • Plenty of those, mainly from my grandmother. I can think of a combo from green peppers, tomatoes, eggs and spices. I don't know how exactly she cooked them, but it was sort of a paste to spread it on a loaf of bread. My mother also can't remember. There are more I can think of, but the taste of this was insanely good and I'm kinda sad that it's lost.

      1 month ago
  • It looks good!

      1 month ago
  • This time of year I remember haying season at my grandparents gentlemen’s dairy farm in upstate NY. It took people power to pick up the rectangular hay bales in the fields and put them on the wagons and stack them. My grandmother,great aunt would cook up a feast every day of haying season to feed the help......and it was ALL farm to table..nothing like the $175.00 a person ones they have nowadays . We all had worked hard all day whether you were cooking or haying....we were tired dirty covered in hay scratches, sun burnt and happy. I can’t recreate that.

      1 month ago
  • I love and am sorry to read this. I love the story and it looks good, but I am sorry it did not turn out for you.

      1 month ago
  • Do you have any food memories that you haven't been able to recreate? @tribe

      1 month ago
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