Wednesday, January 23, 2008


ok, i'm armed and ready with a game plan for dinner.

i'm doing a different take on mrs. furious's salmon noodle casserole.

i love baked pasta, but i don't love salmon (hey, it smells funny to me, what can i say?) and i don't think my boyfriend likes tuna (which i will change... in time... but now is not the moment) so i am making turkey sausage noodle casserole.

first i will chop an onion and cut up 2 or 3 schneider's lean turkey grill 'ems, and fry with non-stick cooking spray for a bit.

then i will boil whole wheat rotini, add 1 cup frozen peas and 1/2 cup frozen corn... and then follow the rest of the recipe as is. and i will side it with green and yellow beans, and carrots. the end. i am most excited about the healthy request cream of mushroom soup.


Mrs. Furious said...

I'm going to need an update on how this turns out.

Jennifer said...

Ughhh Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom... I thought that was going to be good until I bought it and made it. It was sooo nasty and stunk up my kitchen so much I wanted to hurl.

How did the dinner turn out? No more poutine?

Cara said...

wow sounds pretty tasty!

eurydice said...

ok i made it a little differently than i said:

i chopped up one small yellow onion, 3 turkey grill em sausages (8 oz.) worth, and 1/2 a red pepper.

i sprayed my pan with non-stick spray and let them cook for a bit.

i used this new pasta, "primo whole grain" or something (they have a pasta sauce brand) rotini, adding 1 cup peas and 3/4 cup corn (all frozen) at the appropriate time. but i don't think the pasta liked having frozen stuff added to it, and became a little mushy even though i didn't cook it for that long. it was probably the brand of pasta and i don't think i'll use it again. also we put in 6 oz of pasta instead of 4.

anyhoo, then i combined one can of healthy request cream of mushroom soup (which i didn't have a problem with... it didn't smell funny or anything [see comment above], 1/4 cup fat free mayo (i only have fat free and full fat, nothing in between. now that i think of it i could have used half of each...), 1 t mustard, and 2 T milk (2%).

then i added the meat, onion and red pepper mixture to the white liquid mixture in a casserole dish, then adding the pasta and peas/corn (after draining). baked for 35 minutes at 350°F.

i served with a small mix of green and yellow beans, and carrots (cooked using one of those glad steam bags).

my boyfriend and i each ate 1/4 of the meal, so 1/2 was leftover. it was yummy and colourful.

each serving has:
1/4 of an onion
3/4 of one turkey grill em sausage
1/8th red pepper (i think)
1/4 can soup
and the rest is pretty small.

later he said he was hungry... i wasn't. and i think he only said that because he wanted an excuse to eat rainbow licorice.

one question - the soup is one of those "don't add water" soups... is that what i'm supposed to be using - or should i be using an add water soup, but not adding the water... anyone?

Bi0nicw0man said...

haha, good idea! I asked DBF last night if he would eat a Tuna Casserole and he said no...I was sooo disappointed cuz I wanted to try Mrs. F's recipe too.

So now I shall steal your idea!

Ha! and then make the tuna or salmon version when he is out of town next month.