A trip through childhood memories: Grandma's tuna casserole
Trying to retaste an old hazy memory
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.
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.