Pasta and Recipe (119/365)

by Lee Santiva April. 29, 2019 135 views
Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole is a favorite in our household, it's real comfort food. I use the recipe from the American cookbook "Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook" which I had received as a gift and make a few substitutions, like oat milk instead of cow's milk and homemade vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Fresh ingredients for the tuna casserole

Fresh ingredients for the tuna casserole

I think it's easy to make - just cook a package elbow noodles, chop up a couple of celery stalks and a small onion. In a small saucepan melt some butter, add a 1/4 cup of flour and the celery and onion. Once they are coated, add a cup of milk and a cup of broth and stir until thickened, then add the tuna just to get coated and remove from the heat. In a casserole dish, pour the sauce over the noodles and garnish with bread crumbs which have been mixed with melted butter.

Bake for about 20 minutes at 375 degree F oven.

Tuna casserole prior to going in the oven

Tuna casserole prior to going in the oven

Ever since my failed attempt at indoor food photography at the beginning of this year, I've strived to improve, and have discovered that I don't particularly enjoy it.

I do not like to do both at the same time because then neither the food nor the photos turn out as well as they could.

I need to concentrate either on the cooking or on the photography and all the equipment just really gets in the way although I have a nice sized kitchen.

My provisional kitchen "studio" set up

My provisional kitchen "studio" set up

The final photo shows my provisional set up which consists of a rolling clothes rack with a sheer curtain draped over it and a powerful lamp which my husband uses when working around the house or in the garage.

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Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your recipe as well as the behind the scene photo.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

You're welcome, I thought people might be amused by the provisional set up smile I'm glad I was able to get rid of the awful orange color cast

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Olga Helys 9 months, 3 weeks ago

#1yummmu!
nice

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Olga Helys 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Hope you enjoy it if you try it yourself

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Well, that lamp is surely better than the ones I use: led reading spotlights smile

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 9 months, 3 weeks ago

There's actually 2 lamps which can be swiveled into position so it works quite well for both of ussmile

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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