Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Lately my comfort food seems to be Frosted Flakes cereal.  (I eat only 1/4 cup at a time so it does not get too soggy.)
Doug's comfort foods are some of the classic 60s and 70s family dishes.  The odd thing is that I made them for our kids when they were younger, and they did eat and like them.  Since they don't eat them now, I try to fix them when I am just cooking for the two of us.  And yes, he likes the left-overs, too.
Last week I made Cream Tuna over Toast for him.  WHAT!  You don't want that recipe?  (My kidults are sure you don't.)  Don't worry.  That was not my plan.
To make the simple meal, special, I made toast cups.  These are simple and have several uses.

I like to use an over six muffin tin to make these, but the regular size will work fine.
Simply lightly butter both sides of your bread and form into a bowl in each muffin cup.  (Half the time I don't even butter the bread.)

Bake at 350* for about 10 mins. 
That's it.
I serve these (I plan 2 per person.) filled with "Tuna Fish Gravy".
 For an easy breakfast, butter the bread and put in muffin cups.  Carefully crack an egg into the cup.  Increase baking time until yolk is what you want.  (About 15 mins.)  You can also fill the toast cups with already scrambled eggs and top with grated cheese.
Try mixing some fresh chopped tomatoes with some mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip, if you must) and cooked crumbled bacon, and you have an easy-sandwich.
Left-over "cups" can be stored well for the next day. 
What are your ideas for filling them?

I know you don't want to make CREAM TUNA, but I decided to post the recipe for a basic white sauce.  A white sauce is the base for other things.


2 tablespoons butter (margarine will work, but I prefer butter.)
2 table. flour
1/2 teas. salt
1 cup of milk

In a sauce pan, melt butter and stir in flour.  When well mixed, wisk in milk and salt.  Wisk constantly until thickened and remove from heat.

For cheese sauce stir in about 1 cup of grated cheese.  Usually I use cheddar.  This can be used on vegetables (think broccoli :)  or stirred into hot pasta for mac n cheese  (Put pasta in greased dish and top with some grated Parmesan cheese and buttered, seasoned bread crumbs. Bake until hot and bubbly.)

For chicken pot pie filling, stir in 1 teas. chicken base with the milk.  After it has thicken add seasonings of your choice.  (sage, parsley, maybe a bit of rosemary...)  Add your cooked vegetables and fill/finish your pie.

(And for cream tuna over toast, drain 1-2 cans of well drained white tuna (I prefer albacore).)

(My picture was taken before cooking, and does not really show the "cup" well.  Sorry.)
Later this week I will post 2 other recipes using the white sauce base.


Emily said...

I love casseroles as long as there are no potatoes involved...

Lindsay Quinney said...

I think those toast cups are such a cute idea!

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