Tuna Casserole, hot or cold


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Tuna Casserole

Package ramen (discard the flavor packet)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup half & half (4 take-out containers from your cafeteria)
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter (2 take-out pads of butter from your cafeteria)
1 cup frozen peas*
1 can (4 ounces) of water packed tuna Salt and pepper
Chopped parsley (optional)

Combine the water, half and half and onion, mix well and set aside.
In a small bowl run cold water over peas to remove frost, do not defrost and set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, break up the ramen into 1 inch pieces. Sprinkle flour over the ramen, pour the water mixture over the ramen; make sure all the ramen has been coated. Cover the bowl with microwave-safe wrap, microwave 2 minutes, remove the bowl from the oven and unwrap the bowl, (reserve the wrap) with 2 forks separate the strands of ramen. Add the butter and peas, recover the bowl and microwave 90 seconds, remove the bowl from the oven, DO NOT UNCOVER and let stand for 2 minutes. Uncover the bowl, (reserve the wrap) add the tuna, mix well, recover the bowl and microwave 1 minute. Uncover, mix and plate.
Serve topped with parsley.
*Reseal the bag of frozen peas for later use in Ramen with Pesto and Peas.

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