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Tuna Helper - This is not going to be good. 
Oct. 30, 2011 7:41 am 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2011 1:25 pm
I have had a box of Creamy Broccoli Tuna Helper in the cabinet for a few years, It expires this month. I stopped eating ready eat meals like this about a year ago. I am just thinking I could maybe add more tuna than it calls for and some fresh Broccoli I have in the fridge and just maybe it will not be so bad.

My other problem Is I have a box of Hamburger Helper Cheesy Ranch Burger, I have never had it before but It is also expiring. It don't sound too bad.

My wife don't want anything to do with them (I bought both of them in 2009 I think). Even if I pretend the spoon is an Airplane I don't think it is going to go over too well.

Anyone have any experiences with either one of these?

Anyway I can spruce them up a but to make them taste better?

Edit: 1:39 pm 30-Oct-2011

I just weighed the cans of tuna I had, a total of 32 cans of tuna, each can said there was 5oz of meat.

3 cans at 6.4 oz each (Can, water, and meat)
22 cans at 6.2 oz each (Can, water, and meat)
5 cans at 6.0 oz each (Can, water, and meat)
2 cans at 5.8 oz each (Can, water, and meat)

when I drained the 6.4 oz cans the can was 2.4 oz lighter

6.4 - 2.4 = 4 oz of meat

each can weighed 1 oz counting the lid

the cans with the most meat in them seems to be walmart's brand since they were the three that weighed in at 6.4 oz for each can (Can, water, and meat)

chicken of the sea cans 5.8 oz, 6.0 oz, and 6.2oz for each can (Can, water, and meat)

Starkest had 6.0 oz for each can (Can, water, and meat)

this was measured on a digital scale

Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre Discovered two of the major tuna's

•Albacore, Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788).
•Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788).

He is also notable as the first scientist to study the feral child Victor of Aveyron
Oct. 30, 2011 8:24 am
Sorry, I can't help you with any suggestions. I've never bought either product. But I would think if you added the extra tuna and fresh broccoli it would help. Maybe add some cheese of some sort? Good luck!
Oct. 30, 2011 9:00 am
with the tuna helper, I used to use about half a bar of cream cheese or a cup of sour creme to it, lol...always helped....With the hamburger helper, brown up the meat with some minced garlic and or onion, and again, a shot of cream cheese or sour cream is good...and i used to use the low fat variety of both and it made is much more edible. good luck and let us know how it comes out!
Oct. 30, 2011 1:25 pm
Just finished, I thought it looked disgusting, But it tasted Ok, I would never buy it again. I tasted it with and without the sour cream as you suggested the sour cream made it taste a bit better. Not sure I would add cheese to a fish dish. I don't think fish and cheese goes too well with each other. It is an Italian no no.
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