The Death of my Tuna Noodle Casserole!


I got a nasty Email yesterday from a woman that was extremely disappointed with one of my recipes.

She said a friend of hers told her about the fabulous ‘Tuna Noodle Casserole’ that was posted on my website. So, she said she went to my website and copied my recipe as she had guests coming over for dinner that evening.

This is a copy of the Email:

Dear Mr. Drobeck, I tried your ‘Tuna Noodle Casserole’ recipe last night and served it to some of my best friends. I have to say, it was a complete failure. None of my guests would eat it, and it stunk up the house while it was baking.

I followed your recipe exactly as posted! Well, except for one exception. I didn’t have any regular noodles but did have whole wheat spiral macaroni that my husband eats because of his heart condition, but everything else was exactly as you suggested.

Oh, one more thing, I didn’t have any tuna in the pantry, and because it was getting so late in the day, I didn’t have time to run to the store, so I used two small cans of sardines instead of the tuna. I just chopped them up in tuna size pieces, but everything else was just as your recipe required. I wouldn’t think the can of split pea soup I substituted for the Cream of Mushroom soup would be enough to alter the recipe. Because time was short, I baked it at 450 degrees Instead of the 325 in your recipe but I shortened the cooking time, to compensate. Other than that, I followed your directions perfectly.

May I suggest you try another endeavor? Cooking doesn’t seem to be your calling. I for one will never try one of your recipes again.

Sincerely, Hildegaard Blossom


About Ronald D. Drobeck

I've read, learned, been discriminated against, patronized, lied to, laughed at, laughed with, and ignored. I'm not a minority, not tall, not good looking, not skinny, not hairy, and can see 10 miles, but not two feet. I've been a paperboy, college student, licensed nursing home administrator, professional musician (country swing drummer), duck and goose hunter, fisherman, conservationist, Eagle scout, camp counselor, canoeing instructor, lifeguard, comedian, restaurant owner, licensed exterminator, insurance agent, warehouse manager, carpenter, conservative, father of 4, baseball coach, husband, worrier, writer, embryo gardener, photographer, and nice guy. now, old.

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