Hearty Tuna Casserole — Blake

1 lb. egg noodles
2 12-oz-cans tuna; broken up
4 ribs celery; chopped
5 ea. carrots; chopped
1 large onion; chopped
12 oz. mushrooms; chopped
1 qt. milk; warm
½ cup flour
½ cup butter

Cook the noodles.

Sweat the vegetables till cooked through. Sauté the mushrooms till taking on quite a bit of color and deglaze the pan with brandy or your choice of liquid. Cook off the liquid and combine the mushrooms with the vegetables.

In the pan you used to sauté the mushrooms, melt the butter over medium heat and add the flour. Stir to combine thoroughly and add the milk. Bring it to a slow boil and stir it until it thickens.

Stir the tuna and noodles in with the vegetables to combine it thoroughly and then pour the béchamel over it and mix it in.

This is a distressingly simple recipe that is thoroughly satisfying.