Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday Morning Recipe

Today is a "two-fer" day. You get two recipes instead of just one. The first recipe is an easy pull it together at the last minute type. All of the ingredients are ones you can keep on hand. I made this quite frequently in college and single life. It was a favorite comfort food. My husband can't tolerate even the smell of tuna so I haven't made it for almost 12 years. A dear friend from high school requested this recipe over the Christmas holiday, so this one is for you Janice!

Tuna Casserole

1/2 package of egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 can tuna, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can of milk
4 oz. (or more if desired) cubed velveeta cheese
crushed potato chips

Combine noodles, tuna, soup, milk and cheese in a mixing bowl. Pour into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Top with crushed potato chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.

This next recipe is one that I enjoyed over the weekend at my scrapbook retreat...more in another post.

Scandinavian Almond Bars

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup slice almonds

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and almond extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed. Divide dough into halves. Form each into a 12 inch roll. Place rolls 4-5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten until 3 inches wide. Brush flattened rolls with milk and sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. While cookies are still warm cut them crosswise at a diagonal into 1 inch strips. Cool. Drizzle with Almond Icing. Makes 48 cookies.

Almond Icing

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
3-4 tsp. milk

Stir sugar and extract and enough milk to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm cookies and let icing dry before storing.


Anonymous said...

Hello - I did it!!!!!

Janice said...

Good morning Julie! Still haven't made the tuna casserole but I'm going to very soon. Why don't you leave the recipe for those delicious brownies we used to eat on our movie nights in Fort Worth. Love ya! Talk to you soon.