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Tuna Melt over Biscuits

When I think back to Mom, who's been gone for 18 years, I think of how she was so frugal as she raised a family of seven children.  She would be milking the cows and washing up the dairy and come in and serve up a quick nutritious meal.  One of our favorite meals was a simple creamed tuna served on a hot buttered biscuit. Strawberry jam came out for dessert.   This recipe is found in the Mennonite Treasury.

Creamed Tuna

  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 / 184 g  (7oz) tin tuna (drained and flaked)
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimento
  1. Bake up your favorite Biscuit recipe.  
  2. Blend ingredients from the recipe above into a saucepan and heat slowly. 
  3. You can also substitute 1 cup chicken for this recipe.

Just recently we updated our kitchen.  We replaced the old wooden oak cabinets for the white shaker door style.  It was always my dream to have a white kitchen since we were first married.  But what I like the most in my new kitchen is my farmhouse sink.  That was a must for me. Our cabinet maker suggested it to me because I'm short and so is she.  She spoke from experience and I'm so happy that we made this choice.  And why would I suggest this kind of sink?

  • It sits on top of the kitchen cabinet base.
  • You can stand directly in front of the basin with no countertop or cabinets in between.
  • It serves as my mixing and kneading area.  
  • The sink is generally a lot deeper and wider.
  • It is very useful for washing large pots and pans.
  • It's an undermount sink and easy to wipe the counters while the water runs straight into the kitchen sink.
  • And I  like the rustic character that enhances my country-style kitchen.

 "The Kitchen is still the Heart of the Home"


  1. This is beautiful!!! I love, love your farmer's sink and your white cupboards. Great job and happy cooking!

    1. I just came back here to have a look at the recipe - it sounds so delicious! This reminds me of a recipe my mom made as well!

  2. I love your new kitchen; also miss your blogs.

  3. You have a beautiful view from your kitchen window :)

  4. This recipe is reminiscent of my growing up years in the 50's and 60's. We were also a family of seven children and mother would make creamed tuna over waffles or toast. We did not have the peas in it, but that is a delicious addition. Your kitchen is beautiful! ~Elaine

  5. That's a beautiful kitchen! You might want to put a towl down on the sink surface before placing a bowl on it, and also use a plastic wash basin for washing up. Those sinks are lovely, but they scratch quite easily, or at least mine did. Hope you enjoy working in such a charming room :).

    1. Thanks for your kind advice. I have been using a rubber mat and have ordered the vinyl grates.
      I looked around and did my research whether to go porcelain, fire clay or cast iron.....I finally chose fire clay and have canned and cooked lots and am amazed at how durable it is. I also found a Norwex cleaner that removes any scratches very easily.