Saturday, October 27, 2007

Again???!!!???!!!


Richard doesn't like tuna and noodle casserole. Julie and I love it, but he just simply hates it. Since he was in most respects a far from picky eater, my solution to this was to let him fix something for himself when we had it. Eventually, I just stopped making it.


So, when Richard was 16 he went to Silver Lake Family Camp to work for the summer. While he was gone, Julie and I had tuna and noodles once in a while. After all, it had been eight years since I'd served it, and we were using Richard's absence as an excuse to scarf it down.

I expected him to return home on a Sunday. However, he got a ride home a day early, so he walked in as we were sitting down to dinner, took one look at the table, and said in the most offended voice imaginable, "Tuna and noodles?? Again!!!???"

Update
Julie commented:
That was so funny! Poor Richard. I remember it a bit differently...He was so hungry he ate a huge serving, and only when he was going back for seconds did he focus on what he was eating, and then he said, "tuna and noodles...AGAIN???" Funny either way.
And you know, I think she has it right.

4 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

That was so funny! Poor Richard. I remember it a bit differently...He was so hungry he ate a huge serving, and only when he was going back for seconds did he focus on what he was eating, and then he said, "tuna and noodles...AGAIN???" Funny either way.

I was remembering Silver Lake the other day...it was weird because I knew I SHOULD know something about it, but I didn't remember ever going there. Now I know why...we talked about it, but only Richard went, so how would I remember? ;)

Uncivil said...

I love Tuna Casserole!!!!
I first ate in in 78 cause my first wife used to make it. I couldn't stand garden peas as a kid, and she put a small can of those in her casserole? It was delish and I soon grew to like garden peas too!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I love tuna noodle casserole; but I never made them much. My husband wouldn't eat them. Growing up in a Catholic family where tuna noodle casserole was a staple on Friday nights, he had his fill and hated them after all those years. I managed to get my share other places and other times.

donna said...

I remember having tuna noodle casserole at girl scout camp as a kid, and then throwing up outside the tent - I guess the mayonnaise had gone bad or something.

I could never eat tuna at all after that. Still can't stand it, except for Hawaiian Ahi. And then because it was the only thing on the island we were staying on besides pineapple. We camped out with a group from Scripps Aquarium on our honeymoon on Lanai before the big hotel was built there. It was just us, the ranger who brought pineapples, the tour boat from Maui that came over once a day and left again in the evening, and the wild turkeys and feral cats. We did have a solar hot shower, though!

It was a lovely place before it was ruined....

We were so starved for other food by the time we sailed into Maui on the catamaran that we got a burger at McDonald's. ;^)