A Betty Draper Classic for the first Chilly Day

If you’re anything like us, this first day of true fall weather may have just pushed you onto another plane, fashion wise.  After a long summer of crop tops, tank tops, flip flops and other flimsy whatnots – finally – It Has Arrived.

‘Tis the season of sweater vests, scarves, leggings, boots, jackets … and all that other stuff you moved to the spare closet in the guest room last Spring!

Ready for Fall !!! Now what?

If digging it all out and trying to work up your new Fall Look didn’t push you over the edge, then trying to make a decision about what to cook for dinner certainly shall.  It’s that odd in between time; the summer produce is kinda done but it’s still a little early for the good fall produce to come in.

So we say … what the hell. 

Pour yourself  a glass of wine , slip into your Deep Candy Yam Crinkle Metal Drawstring Easy Shacket 

Phew! Feels great to slip into my candied yam crinkle metal shacket after such a long summer!

and throw together a true Golden Oldie – tuna noodle casserole.  Made with *canned Campbells soup*.  It’s so good they’ll never know it took you all of 10 minutes to concoct.  Try pairing it with any of First Vine’s Everyday White Wines.  These whites do it all – a glass after work, with hors d’oeuvres, as an apero, with a meal, on the patio, in the dining room. Not sweet, but not bone-dry with a hint of herbs and flowers. Light- to medium-bodied, they stand alone or go with food.  And, of course, fall fashion.  Betty Draper would be so proud.

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole


1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Celery Soup

1/2 cup milk

1 cup peas

1 small jar chopped pimentos

2 cans (about 6 ounces each) tuna, drained

2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained

2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

1 tablespoon butter, melted


Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the soup, milk, peas, pimientos, tuna and noodles in a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.  Stir the bread crumbs and butter in a small bowl.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the tuna mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the tuna mixture.  Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture.

Bake for 5 minutes or until the bread crumb mixture is golden brown.


PS Still wardrobe challenged for fall?  Contact  DWenzler@worthw.com for more info on the uber flattering and tres chic fashion line W by Worth, including upcoming trunk shows.  Where First Vine wine is *always* served, naturellement. 

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2 Responses to A Betty Draper Classic for the first Chilly Day

  1. Emily says:

    Can you believe I’ve never made or tasted a tuna noodle casserole before?

    I miss Mad Men. I’m thinking about watching all of the seasons again.

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