Sunday – Quick and easy tuna noodle casserole

1 can tuna

1 can peas

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 soup can milk

1/2 small onion chopped fine

2 Tbsp butter or heart healthy spread of your choice

1/2 cup cheese of your choice, shredded or cubed

3/4 pkg egg noodles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in casserole dish. Add onion. Place casserole in oven while it is preheating. In the meantime boil your egg noodles. Stir onion occasionally. When oven is preheated and noodles are done carefully remove casserole from oven and add all of the other ingredients, including cooked and drained egg noodles. Mix gently but until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Return casserole to oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Monday – Hamburger bbq, baked beans, peaches

Tuesday – BBQ Chicken, Aunt Connie’s yukky potatoes, broccoli

Wednesday – Bean with bacon soup, peanut butter crackers, home canned pears

Thursday – Oatmeal pancakes, bacon, bananas

Oatmeal pancakes are much more filling than your typical pancake. Have you ever eaten pancakes and then were hungry soon after? These will fill you up and keep you satisfied.

2 c quick oats (I’ve used old fashioned too, but I soak my oats in the milk in a bowl in the frig overnight.)

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 1/2 c buttermilk (I use regular milk and add a little lemon juice to sour it.)

1 c flour (I have had good results using oat and or whole wheat flour.)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

1/3 c canola or light olive oil

2 eggs, beaten

Combine oats, soda, and buttermilk. Let stand 5 mins. (I usually combine my oats and 1% milk in a covered glass bowl in the frig overnight and then proceed as directed when I’m ready to make the pancakes, after adding lemon juice and soda and waiting a few minutes or about the time it takes for my griddle to come up to temp.) In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine oat mixture, oil and eggs. Add dry ingredients and stir until blended. Cook on a lightly greased griddle or skillet.

This recipe makes 14 – 16 pancakes.

Friday –  Paradise in a bowl soup, pears (recipe to follow in future post)

Saturday – Leftovers