As a little girl, my great grandmother fed me noodles and pot cheese. A quick and easy meal that eastern Europeans made for their children, the fresh pot-style cottage cheese from the local farms served as gravy for the hot salted and buttered egg noodles. This plain but tasty meal became one of Grandma Elsie’s staples when she needed to feed me.
Some of my fondest memories of Elsie surrounded food. She would tell the stories of Greek Mythology while feeding me. I learned of how Hades stole Persephone from her mother Demeter through the residue that the hot chocolate left behind in the mug. Each time I took a sip of the chocolate, she told me more of the story.
I have often made egg noodles with cottage cheese when I needed comfort food, until I developed a dairy allergy. Each bite would bring me back to being six years old in my grandmother's kitchen.
For those who can eat dairy, and want a simple, plain and soul-filling meal. This is it.
It is a very simple dish to make.
I'm a home cook with a lifelong passion for learning, exploring and experimenting in my kitchen. You can find me at @Debs1 on Twitter and @Debs121212 on Instagram.
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