Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tweleve Days of Goodies: Part IX

Pretend it's this past Monday, and you're reading this. I've been too tired at night to keep up with my blog. I've fallen asleep in bed with the kids every night this week. Like at 8 p.m. I always get back up for a while, but I'm just too tired to even open the computer. So, Monday I decided to try my hand at homemade brownies. I love brownies, and honestly, the ones from a box aren't bad at all. I know that because I'm sure I've eaten a whole pan of them on numerous occasions.

Since it's the holiday season, I wanted to make them special. So, I searched the web until I found a suitable recipe. I doubled it and used a 9x13 inch pan. It took them longer to bake than the recipe recommended. I think about 35-40 minutes. They came out very, very nice. They're so easy that I may not even buy boxed brownies anymore. (I did read the ingredient list on boxed brownies. There's some not-so-nice stuff in there! Of course, if you don't eat the whole pan that really isn't a huge problem.)

I've decided to make dinner as easy as possible this week because truthfully, all this baking is hard work! By 4 p.m., I just don't feel like being in the kitchen any longer. Plus, Sleek has just been working insane hours, so anything he can easily heat up when he gets home is good. So, Monday night I made a tuna casserole for dinner. Sleek and I like some tuna casserole every now and then. I do make a slightly healthier version than the old standard. Here goes:

14 oz. bag of whole wheat noodles
2 cans of tuna
2 cans of Amy's organic semi-condensed Cream of Mushroom soup (No funny ingredients here.)
salt and pepper
cheddar cheese

Cook noodles according to package directions. Mix in tuna and soup. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour it all into a casserole dish and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

It's really easy, and really good. The Amy's soup gives it a much more natural taste than Campbell's soup. Yum!

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