I think that this recipe will spark some memories for my mom and my siblings...
One of my new blog followers, Diane*, directed me to a really cool "recipe detective" blog** (thank you, Diane!) This is a site where people can look for lost recipes. While browsing there this morning, I found a woman who was seeking a tuna casserole recipe made with potato chips.
It is interesting to me how one simple dish can spark a number of memories.
Tuna -Potato chip Casserole is a dish that my mother used to make for us. She got the recipe from her Aunt Sally. Aunt Sally lived just south of Yakima in the town of Wapato and I have great memories of visiting her home in the summertime when we were growing up.
Sadly, Aunt Sally passed away a few years ago - she was such a warm person, with a great sense of humor. To me, this dish speaks of her....it is simple and comfortable and the addition of potato chips adds a bit of fun to it too.
Aunt Sally's Tuna Casserole
2 cans tuna
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 cup chopped celery.
1 box (3pkg) potato chips (crushed)*
1 to 1 1/2 cans of water
Mix ingredients together and put in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees.****
Notes on this blog:
*Visit Diane's blog: http://knittinginthemethow.blogspot.com/
**Visit Recipe detective blog: http://old-recipe-detective.blogspot.com/
*** I don't know if you can still get the 3 bag-boxes of chips- we will have to experiment with quantities!
****My recipe card doesn't say how long to cook it, but I recall the top should be lightly browned and bubbly. This is not a healthy recipe-but that might be why it tastes so good. I recommend pairing it with a green salad. My mom used to add a little shredded cheddar on top as well.