Saturday, April 9, 2011

Macaroni (Not) and Cheese (Sort of)

Miss me?  Yeah, me too!  What I mean is, yes, I miss you too...

I was looking over the blog this morning, when I realized that I never shared with you the recipe for what was my favorite food as a child.  My mother called it "Macaroni and Cheese".   Stop laughing.   She did not use macaroni noodles, nor cheddar cheese.  She used kluski noodles, butter, and cottage cheese.

Boil the noodles according to directions and drain.

Melt the butter in a pan in the oven at 350 degrees.  Remove from the oven.  Stir the drained noodles around in the butter.

Pour cottage cheese over the noodles evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve on plates, salt and pepper (maybe even paprika and garlic salt) to taste.

My mom use to used to fry the noodles in butter, then heat with cottage cheese on top.     I prefer to make this in the oven, because then I don't have to stand over it and watch it.  It comes out the same.

This recipe is delicious at any time, but I find myself remembering it mostly on Friday's during Lent, when we (Catholics) are supposed to refrain from eating meat.   (Not much of a sacrifice with this recipe, though.)