It’s hard to say how the inspiration came about but I made tuna casserole for dinner tonight. We are definitely not a casserole kind of household but I had a weird urge to make the classic dish. I mean, I love vintage fashion, so why not vintage food? I stood in my kitchen laughing aloud as I crumbled chips over the steamy dish of noodles. Smashed up chips on noodles mixed with canned fish. Seriously?! Chris covered his helping with ketchup, which made the scene even more amusing.
There was something comforting and fun about an entire meal of ingredients all happily nestled together. It was quick, cheap and easy. Making my tuna casserole got me thinking about simplicity. Life can be complicated and busy. And sometimes the things we depend on like cell phones and cars and computers can be more be more of a hindrance than a help.
I’ll choose reading a newspaper over watching the news on television, writing in an agenda over planning on my iPhone, coffee with a friend rather than a Skype chat, baking bread over store bought.
I’m not about to give up technology or complicated recipes anytime soon, but I’m going to try to enjoy the classics more and keep things simple when I can. Funny, this all came to be through a casserole.
Where in your life would you like to get back to the basics?
I wish to brighten your day with a little inspiration. Inspiration to try something new. Inspiration to find joy in cooking and crafting, entertaining and styling, writing and sharing. I’m Alexandra Joy and I have many joys to share.