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#61 StephanieL

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:18 PM

That's no crime (altho I find it hard to imagine your needing Weight Watchers).    I'll confess that I hanker for tuna noodle casserole, something I only had a chance to enjoy at school cafeterias (my mother INVENTED Weight Watchers!)    No one I know will eat the stuff, so it remains a fantasy.  

 

Aw, thanks Voyager, though I used to be about 15-20 lbs heavier back in the day.

 

Regarding tuna noodle casserole, my mom makes a really good version that I believe came from a promotional recipe booklet Chicken of the Sea put out in the late '60s/early '70s.  You make a white sauce from scratch (using extra-sharp cheddar) rather than using canned soup.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

i have never had a tuna melt or casserole. It's not on my list of things.. Miss A likes them and gave them up for me. 


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 11:16 PM

My brother's wife's mother's specialty is a salmon noodle casserole. Or maybe just a salmon casserole? She's very proud of it, but when she made it for my mom, she served it apologetically as she had to use regular canned salmon. 

 

My mom hated it, but she pretended to like it for my brother's sake.



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 11:17 PM

Back to the patty melt, I'm going to look for one. I feel like I might like it, especially if I could get one with a side of poutine. But tuna melt is still out of the question.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:18 PM

So sue me, I like a good tuna melt.  I used to concoct my own all the time before I did Weight Watchers.

 

Guilty pleasure here too. Not so much the calories -- more the concept is "so wrong I don't want to be right". 

 

Anyway, long-time standard diner order, and now I kind of want one. 


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#66 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:54 PM

Yes, it's a diner thing because it's hard to mess up. Have I ever made one at home? Yes. Did I ever eat a tuna casserole at college (made by someone else)? Yes. These are not great things, but I can accommodate them in my worldview.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:56 PM

Back to the patty melt, I'm going to look for one. I feel like I might like it, especially if I could get one with a side of poutine. But tuna melt is still out of the question.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 02:53 PM

Back to the patty melt, I'm going to look for one. I feel like I might like it, especially if I could get one with a side of poutine.

 

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 06:28 PM

De gustibus. Although I still agree with prasantrin on tuna melts.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:38 AM

I've been doing research, and it doesn't seem like very many places do a traditional patty melt with grilled onions, swiss, and rye. Would it be terrible to have a patty melt with grilled onions, thousand island, and rye? 



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:02 AM

Oy gevalt!   (Please note I'm a wasp.)    Why would you not tweak anything to your liking?    Or, why would you instead make anything to a taste other than your own?    It's your food, your tastebuds, your waistline.    For God's sake and your own, have it your way!     :D


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#72 prasantrin

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:10 AM

I feel for my first patty melt in recent memory, I should have a real patty melt. And after that, explore. Because I can't say I like or don't like it if it's not really a patty melt. But I would be able to say I like or don't like a burger patty on rye with thousand island dressing. (I'm guessing I wouldn't like it, but I am curious). I would never suggest someone who has never had poutine try poutine with shredded cheese, because that ain't poutine! And I bet Lex has only ever had poutine with crappy fries and shredded cheese, or at least not with proper squeaky curds, or he'd love it!

 

 

I did find a patty melt which was a burger patty stuffed with grilled onions and swiss cheese. I might have to try that one, since that place looks like it has good poutine, too! But I only have till the end of March to try it!



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:35 PM

Patty Melt (marble rye, swiss, grilled onions) with a side of poutine for Lex 

 

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Meh. Maybe if they had salted the burger patty, I'd have liked it more, but don't think I'll ever be a patty melt fan, especially because I don't like to get my hands dirty when I eat.

 

The poutine saved the meal even though it used frozen fries (fried till crispy, but you could still tell they were sysco-type frozen fries).