Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 6: Mom's Tuna Casserole

This recipe is aptly named because it's MY BIRTHDAY! and because I'm a mom, so this is MY tuna casserole. Okay, honestly I thought this meal would be disgusting because of the ingredients... cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, a whole cup of mayonaise, potato chips! How weird.

Anyway, I'll tell you a little about my day. I was surprised to find out when I woke up that my husband had washed all the dishes for me AND made me a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! We went to Pizza Hut after church ( Then my hubby took me to the gift shop to buy me some moccasin slippers. After we got home I had to prepare the dinner before I rushed to a baby shower at church.

Here is how I did it. First I gathered up the ingredients, not realizing that I was supposed to have hard cooked eggs:
So I cooked the eggs while I did the other preparations:

I diced the celery, and put it in the crockpot, I drained and flaked the tuna and put it in the crockpot, I opened the soup cans and put them in, I measured out and put in the mayonaise, I crunched up the potato chips (I used salt and pepper kettle chips - they added great flavor), I added the tarrogon and pepper, then I made some ice water for the eggs. After I cooled, cracked, peeled, and chopped the eggs, I put them in too. Then mixed up the whole disgusting mixture:

I set it to cook on low. The recipe said 5-8 hours. Then I hurried off to the baby shower. It was fantastic. Then I came home and checked Facebook. I had lots of birthday wishes. It's so much fun to read those! Then we went back to church for a great Communion service. After we got home I sprinkled the remaining crushed potato chips on the casserole:

Then my parents called, so hubby served it up. Didn't he do a great job making it look good?
Okay, so I know this looks like a disgusting pile of nastiness, but I was REALLY surprised by the flavors, how well they blended, how not-slimy the texture was, and all around how it was good old delicious comfort food! The potato chips on top added a nice crunch; it was all in all a great birthday meal. Oh and here's the cake we had afterwards:


  1. Whenever I hear Tuna Casserole I think yuck. But would not mind trying to make, hence reading the full post. Funny chain of events......i read "Then mixed up the whole disgusting mixture"........then a humongous hearty laugh.....followed by a little pee leaking out. It was all worth it, You Had Me at Disgusting! Great job Sarah!!

    1. You're funny Laurie! Thanks for reading!