Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tuna 'n Waffles!

Campell's Soup Recipes ca. 1954
Snow Day! Snow Day! Snow Day!

Oh, so there's a snow day today, if you haven't heard. I was going to post something today anyway, but thought I'd take the opportunity of free time to branch out into other mealtimes. If I were to really set my mind to the task, I'd likely calculate that Dr. Husband has made far more breakfasts than I have - perhaps with good reason.

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In case you're having trouble reading the recipe from the ad above, here you go. (I omitted the olives, not by choice - they've all been used up in martinis and I can't get to the store because of the aforementioned snow.)

Blend 1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup with 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup drained, flaked tuna (7-oz. can) and 1/4 cup sliced stuffed olives. Heat thoroughly. Pour over 4 crisp waffles. Presto, a quick 'n easy dinner for 4.

DINNER FOR FOUR my foot. It barely fed two of us and we didn't even like it that much!

I mean - it was okay. Reminds me of the creamed codfish that my grandmother used to make, served over her own homemade bread.

Here's Dr. Husband's reaction, not as bad as I feared -
Our Rating: One Screaming Husband!
(all dishes are rated from one to five Screaming Husbands. One Screaming Husband equals a happy home where all problems are solved during cocktail hour. Five Screaming Husbands signals the beginning of divorce proceedings.)


  1. Love it! Btw, miss Molly from Romper Room is a friend of mine. Jealous?

  2. Our version of this was tuna and cream of mushroom soup poured over toast and mashed potatoes ("Tuna Surprise") and we usually had it for a weekend lunch. It's very beige but kind of lovely, in a processed, very salty, white carbs kind of way. To be fair to my mother, nary a potato flake was ever in the house; those were real mashed potatoes with real butter in them. Topped with a mixture of cream of mushroom soup and canned tuna, of course.

  3. This was a "no meat on Friday" standby in the 30's, 40's, 50's and even the 60's for some. To make it heartier, I use a cream soup (your choice) with 1 can milk, 1 to 2 cups cheddar cheese, sliced olives, fried mushrooms, and two cans of white tuna. You can add and subtract to suit your fancy. Always served with homemade waffles. Think I’ll make it tonight.