I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A friday night dinner at Meema's

Friday nights when my Aunt and I would go to my Grandmothers for dinner she sometimes served; ”Creamed Tuna and Peas”. It can be served on toast but my Grandmother would pour it over english muffins which was even better. It’s so simple to prepare, first you make a basic white sauce. If you don't know how don’t worry it's pretty easy:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour and stir together in a large sauce pan over medium heat until it starts to sizzle. Add 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of water and heat stirring occasionally until thickened then stir in 2 cans of drained tuna, 1 can of peas(do not drain, the liquid in the peas adds more flavor to the dish) and salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe serves 4 people generously; use 2 slices of toast per person or 1 toasted english muffin cut in half.

Sides are limited only by your imagination (we always had salad, green beans and mashed potatoes). The creamed tuna and peas taste great on the mashed potatoes.

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