When I was growing up, this was the family favorite meal. My father wanted to open a restaurant and call it "Dolly's Creamery" with this dish as the star, and my mother (Dolly, herself) in the kitchen preparing that and all the other favorites she put on our table.
We kids called it something much less flattering...and I won't repeat it here, and in spite of the terrible name we gave it, you can be sure we were always at the table on time for supper with some of our friends to boot.
My mother made it because it was cheap, to say nothing about the ease of stretching the recipe to feed the unexpected guests that came out of the woodwork for it.
If my mother was around today, she'd be shocked at the price of a tin of salmon...I bought some on "special" (I use the word very loosely) and paid over $3 a tin. My mother used to complain when it went over 25 cents.
Still, on a cold, damp and dreary day like yesterday, it was the perfect supper.
Now for a little self promotion...shameless, I know... this is one of my favorite recipes from my own cookbook
Close to 150 easy to prepare recipes and lots of tips for the cooks on your holiday gift-giving list.
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