Day 5: Dish

I find myself returning to comfort food lately. So far, I’ve fixed French onion soup, chicken and rice, and tuna casserole, and chili and cornbread. Seymour fixed goulash a while back, as well as his favorite dish of chicken, noodles, and potatoes. Friday’s menu will involve tuna apple salad, because it’s Friday and also because the boys have been asking for it a lot lately (and it has been a while since I’ve made it).

If you’re like me the first time I heard of this dish, you’re probably making a skeptical face. That or you’re actively saying, “Eww, gross!” And believe me, I get it. It sounds like it should taste horrible.

But it doesn’t.

If you’re looking to try something new, then keep reading!

Tuna Apple Salad

3-4 medium to large apples (I like it appley)
3-4 cans tuna, drained
1 box rotini pasta (I usually get the tricolor kind)
Miracle Whip to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Core and chop apples into bite-size chunks. Combine tuna, apples, pasta, and Miracle Whip in large bowl. Serve warm.

Trust me, this tastes better than it sounds. It’s been a while since I’ve made this, but basically, it’s like a dump salad – you just dump in the ingredients according to your personal tastes. I like a lot of apples in mine and just enough Miracle Whip to keep it from being dry, and figuring out how much to put in seems to be something I have to relearn every time I fix this. It doesn’t matter which kind of apples you use, although I think sweeter apples work best because they balance out the salt in the tuna. If I’m feeding the whole family, I need two boxes of pasta because teenage boys eat a lot, in case you didn’t know. 😄

What about you – what kinds of things are you eating?

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2 thoughts on “Day 5: Dish

  1. Cindi says:

    I’m like you… love tuna casserole and French onion soup. Because I have so much pasta on hand, I’ve been eating a lot of that… cold noodle salad, pan fried noodles, pasta salad, macaroni and cheese.

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      We’re running low on macaroni and cheese, but that’s easy to do when it takes three boxes to feed everyone. I’ve been rather in the mood for it, though, so we might have to delve into what we have left tomorrow night. Tonight we’re planning fried potatoes with sausage, which is another favorite. That and hash. I love hash.


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