I haven’t been spending much time in the kitchen these days. With the general busyness of summer plus all the extra running around that goes with building a custom home, I’m finding that the quicker the meal, the better.
Today the kids and I came home from some house selection meetings right at lunch time with no leftovers on hand and no plan in mind. We weren’t going to eat out. I needed to come up with something fast.
I’m not normally too creative in the kitchen, but this time a bit of inspiration struck and the result was just the taste I was going for: a copy of Tuna Helper’s Tuna Tetrazzini. (I always loved that handy little box mix, but in favor of eating healthier by making things from scratch, I haven’t bought any in several years.)
Here’s what I came up.
Homemade Tuna Tetrazzini
1 package linguini noodles
1 package Simply Organic Alfredo Sauce Mix
2 stalks celery, finely diced
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
2 – 7-oz cans tuna, drained
Bring water to a boil. Add noodles and diced vegetables and cook according to noodle package directions. Meanwhile, prepare sauce mix according to package directions. Add tuna to sauce and heat through. Pour sauce over cooked noodles and veggies. Stir to mix well. Add a little milk to moisten if desired.
What quick meals do you make from scratch?