During our isolation we decided to try out a few different recipes since we were having to shop our pantry and freezer. No grocery shopping for 14 days was hard! (We accidently participated in a 2 week No Spend Challenge) Especially when we had no time to prepare for it. Side note here, the only things we ran out of were milk, eggs and butter. If our isolation was over on the 12th like originally stated we would have made it for sure. I bought a jug of milk on way out the door from work when I was told to head home on Saturday. I needed to try and find someone to pick us up some more milk on Wednesday. We ran out of cereal, oatmeal, bread and a few other things. Not a big deal, this didn’t worry me because I made more bread, and I made a special order of cinnamon buns for the kids to have for breakfasts. We’ve enjoyed pancakes and homemade soups and movie night munchies of nuts and bolts, homemade popsicles, and leftover ice cream cake from 2 birthdays we just celebrated. We’ve been living extremely well in isolation, I think.
How easy is it for your household to get the necessities you need if you are unable to get out? This is something I haven’t thought of since we initially started stocking up last April (and stopped for the winter during our months of limited income). So many places have curbside pick up and online ordering and grocery delivery…Out here in our village is a completely different system. The little town next to us does grocery delivery but not for the 6 minutes out that we are. They offer curbside pick up but they will only take cash or you have to go in and pay. There is no service available to do the shopping and delivery for those who are in isolation. The only family I have here is my aunt and thank goodness she was willing to play a little ding dong ditch with our groceries LOL.
This one rated a 2 out of 5 on the Lukas Family Scale lol. The reasons are simple and would be easy enough to fix. I knew it would cause some problems at the supper table and so I made sure to make this on a night when we had leftovers for those picky eaters. I followed the recipe except I only used half the tuna it called for and I used corn because I have no peas left in the house.
One of my kids hates mushroom soup and onions, another dislikes tuna and the third doesn’t care for cheese.
- noodles of your choice, cooked
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 2 cups of cheese
- 1 cup of peas
- 2 cans of tuna
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup crushed potato chips
In a large bowl mix together onions, 1 cup cheese, peas, tuna, soup and the noodles. Transfer to a 9×13 casserole, top with chips and remaining cheese. Bake 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.
I do recommend using a casserole that is more round than the 9×13 because this could end up being slightly on the dry side unless you add a little milk, water or sour cream. I used a can of corn and didn’t drain it so it added just that little extra liquid. It’s simple and it’s quick. The next time I make it I will sauté the onions first but other than that, I think it was a quick and easy family meal that I will definitely be making again.
Stay safe friends! And don’t forget the importance of preparing ahead!!!