When we were young, my sister and I were latch key kids. My Mom worked all day, so after school (when we were old enough of course) we would come alone. Grandma Helen was just downstairs in her apartment, so it's isn't as if we were really alone, but we felt like it. My schedule consisted of finishing whatever homework I had, then settling in to watch that days episode of Days of Our Lives that I had dutifully taped. Around 5ish my sister and I would begin to prepare dinner for my mom, making whatever she had left instructions for. Though I know there were many different meals, the ones I vividly remember making were Glob and Hamburger Helper. Hamburger Helper is pretty self explanatory, but the following is a recipe for Glob:
2 cups elbow macaroni
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can tuna drained
Cook pasta in salted boiling water, drain, add soup and tuna and mix altogether. Then spoon a "glob" onto everyone's plate.
I know you may be judging me, thinking that it sounds gross, but instead it is like magic on a plate. Last night when we had an unexpected long afternoon, the hubby took over cooking duties and my plate was filled with magic three times over. And it was so good.