Tuna Noodle Casserole was such a quintessential unhealthy, home cooked meal of the depression era through the 1950s that any recipe combining canned tuna and pasta just screams bored housewife to me. While we all may envy Betty Draper's hairdos and riding pants, I wouldn't necessarily want to eat what she's cooking. However, I always trust Elise and her Brix Picks recommended recipe site, and since we're headed toward some very lean times ourselves, I gave this Pasta with Tuna Arugula and Red Pepper dish, which she got from the San Fransisco Chronicle, a try.
I've become a huge fan of arugula lately and its peppery bite is a nice addition. We used the fancy schmancy tuna but with the recession on, I wouldn't be above using plain old Starkist — but make sure it's packed in olive oil, not water.