"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
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2 T butter 1/2 C chopped onion 1 10 3/4 oz. can condensed cream of celery soup 1 8 oz. can (1 Cup) tomatoes 1/4 tsp. dried thyme Dash of pepper 1/2 7 oz. pkg. (1 Cup) elbow macaroni 1 12 oz. can luncheon meat (Spam) 1/4 C chopped green pepper 1/4 C shredded cheese.
In medium skillet, melt butter, cook 1/2 C chopped onion in butter until tender but not brown. Stir in cream of celery soup, cut up tomatoes, thyme, and pepper. Add macaroni, cooked and drained; Spam, cut in 1 x 1/2 in. strips, and chopped green pepper. Turn into a 2 qt. casserole. Top with cheese. Bake uncovered at 350º for 35 - 40 minutes.
Angie-this one is especially for you. This is another one of those dishes that I made because it was cheap and it went a long way. The other kids didn't like it so much but it became one of your favorites. Who knew Spam could do that! Enjoy!
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