Traditions – no matter how weird!

Sometimes, you just want a “traditional” meal. Whether it is something you love to cook, or eat(!), or something that you’ve had as a meal since you were a kid, I think we all have at least one of those meals.  

Even if it’s peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers (as a snack or a light lunch, passed down for generations, as determined from a recent conversation with mom), these things ring tradition in your head.  No matter how weird they may seem to anyone else.

For me, it’s tuna casserole.  That doesn’t sound too weird, though, right?  Well, it’s the accompanying bread that really make people turn their head sideways and look at me like I am insane when they hear or see what goes with tuna casserole, at least for me (and some of my family).  Here it is:  it’s Blueberry muffins.

That’s right; I said it.  Blueberry.  Muffins.  And yes, it does sound crazy.  BUT, in my defense, it’s tradition.  I’ve tried having tuna casserole without a blueberry muffin, and it’s just not the same.  Whether it’s the salty and sweet combo, or just the fact that it reminds me of my childhood, it’s a meal.  Together.  In unison.  Not eating the muffin after the casserole, as some sort of dessert-type thing.  You eat them together.  At least that’s the way I was raised!

It may seem like a guilty pleasure, or completely disgusting to some of you.  And I respect that.  I’d say “Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it”, but go ahead and knock it, because there are plenty of things out there I wouldn’t eat togethercasserole 2

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