Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Note: Am I the only one who thinks food tastes better when someone else makes it? We were having one of "those" afternoons yesterday while Amy and Ella were over to play. I wasn't sure what we were going to dinner, I hadn't done the week's grocery shopping yet, Matt was going to be home late, etc. So it was really nice when Amy offered to make dinner and share it with us. And bonus, it was meatless and tasty delicious. Sam ate it up while sitting on two couch cushions and getting noodles all over the place, but still, not bad for his first time with a fork.

Spinach Noodle Casserole

from Amy (who got it from her mama, Diane)

You'll need:

1 package (8 oz) medium wide egg noodles

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 medium onion (1/2 cup chopped)

1 small clove minced garlic

10 oz. Spinach (fresh or frozen)

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp tarragon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 lb. cottage cheese (recipe calls for creamed, she said she skips this step and I will too because "creamed" cottage cheese isn't worth messing up another bowl)

3/4 cup sour cream

2 T bread crumbs or 1/2 inch cubes of bread

2 T Parmesan cheese

Saute onion and garlic. Toss in the spinach. Meanwhile, boil the noodles. In a separate bowl mix seasonings, cottage cheese and sour cream.

Mix into a 9×13 dish. Top with bread crumbs, or cubes. Drizzle melted butter on top. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake for 30 minutes at 375. 

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