Terry came up with this recipe not long after we got married in 1973. We've been making it this way ever since. I like lots of crackers on top so we'll start there:
1- Tube of Ritz crackers
1- Tube of Saltines
3-Tablespoons of melted butter
Crush the crackers in a gallon storage/freezer bag, mixing the crackers together. Pour the melted butter in and mix some more. Set aside to put on top.
We use a basic white sauce along with Tuna packed in water. How thick you want the sauce is up to you. A thin sauce uses 1 TBSP Butter & 1 TBSP flour to a cup of milk. A thicker sauce is made by doubling the Butter & Flour. I usually make 2 Cups of the sauce and go in between.
3-TBSP Melted Butter
2-Cans Tuna (in water)
6-oz. Noodles +/- (depends on how many folks your feeding. This is for 2 adults with a good appetite)
Melt the butter in a pan, mix in the flour, salt & pepper. Add the milk, mixing as you pour slowly. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring very often.
Drain the water from the Tuna. Boil the noodles. When noodles are ready, drain & put in a casserole dish. Mix the Tuna into these with a fork. Pour the sauce in and mix some more. Put the crackers on top the seal the moisture in. Have the oven preheated to 350-375°. Bake until the crackers are browned some. Take out and enjoy!
Seems to go well with a side of Peas! Or they could be mixed in.