Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Comfort Food After a Busy Day

Fourth Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. is Library Board Meeting time.  I'm usually not home until 7 p.m. so it's up to Andrew to come up with something for dinner--something that can be kept on hold or prepared quickly if the meeting goes late.

He first made this dish for our family years ago.  Back when he didn't cook but occasionally longed for his mother's comfort food.  When he first mentioned doing it, I thought it sounded strange.  We all came to like it a lot.

Quite simply, here is Andrew's mother's recipe for the comfort dish of

Noodles With Bacon and Cottage Cheese

Plain or whole wheat noodles, prepared according to package directions and drained
Bacon, crisp and well drained
Creamy cottage cheese--fat content as desired
Parsley, chopped

While the noodles are still warm, toss with just enough olive oil to lightly coat.
Break up the bacon.
Place the noodles on a plate, top with the cottage cheese and sprinkle with the bacon and parsley.
Serve at room temperature.



  1. Wonderful recipe, makes your mouth water
    Daniel Deywes

  2. so this is one that I the non-cook can fix without a problem and it sounds really good

  3. I'm emailing this to my husband! Hopefully, he'll get the hint :)

  4. That is a new one on me, cottage cheese on pasta, will have to try that. Good to have someone that likes to fiddle around in the kitchen.

    I hope the meeting was productive.

  5. This is a new one for me too, but I can imagine how good it must taste. I love cottage cheese and pasta. Thank you for sharing with me. Visiting your blog is a great way to start my morning. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday full of good food and laughter. Hugs from Austin!

  6. What an unusal combination pasta and cottage cheese but since I always have ricotta with my pasta this can't be much different. I have to try it!

  7. Oh I think my Indigo would gobble this up

  8. Well...hmmmm, can't say I have tried that. But I love noodles. I love bacon, and I love cottage cheese. So must work!!!

  9. I can imagine that this is delicious, Bonnie. There is something so special about the foods we grew up with. The memories attached to them are a important part of their appeal. How sweet of Andrew to have it ready for you after a long day.

  10. Oh yum!! My kind of childhood memories. Cottage cheese was big at our house. Always, small potatoes boiled in their jackets topped with cottage cheese, chopped onions and parsley. :)

  11. Well now that is different! Bet it's great:@)

  12. Bonnie, you have no idea how much seeing you publish this warmed my heart. The noodles and cottage cheese combination may sound odd at first, but it actually has strong Eastern European origins. I've been eating it since I was a small child, and for me it remains the ultimate comfort food.

    A very happy Ben :-)

  13. Such an odd recipe, but easy and may be very good, I want to try it! But I do not prepare or eat bacon, too much trouble and sat fat. What do you think I could substitute that's easy, I've been thinking, maybe diced deli ham, I don't know...

  14. Cottage cheese is very flexible ... I use it in a lot of dishes and this does look yummy!

  15. I am not a cottage cheese fan, but the rest of my family loves it. I'll bet they would enjoy this dish. How nice that Andrew was able to reconstrucft a favorite recipe.

    Have a wonderful evening at your library meeting.


  16. I would have to substitute something for the cottage cheese. I just can't swallow it. I suppose it must be a textural thing. Looks wonderful though.

  17. I think that's SO lovely - how sweet of him to cook you up something this good!

  18. I can honestly say I have never heard that combination before, but I'm thinking it would be yummy!! Especially if someone had that ready when I got home!! blessings ~ tanna

  19. Comfort food always works especially when you're all exhausted from a long day (at work)!!:)

  20. Now, talk about a tasty dish to get Hubby to want to try eating cottage cheese...comfort food with a twist ;o) Thanks for this yummy recipe.

    Flavourful wishes,


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