The old folks have been hanging around lately! You know what I mean? ... the folks that are long gone, but remain in our memories and dreams? I've been thinking a lot about my German grandmother ... my mother's mother. She always had something cooking in the dutch oven that was a part of her big stove. My grandparents lived just a block away from my family, so I nearly made daily trips to visit! I always enjoyed sitting in the porch swing and hearing the stories that I have been thinking about lately!
Grandma made her own cottage cheese. Her sister had a dairy farm and I didn't realize it then, but think now ... that they always had fresh milk right off the farm. Grandma also made everything else from scratch. There would never have been a box mix of any kind in her cupboard, and the noodles in this recipe would have been more like dumplings ... homemade!
The thought of making Grandma's Cottage Noodles & Cabbage began with this little Savoy Cabbage that came with my CSA produce! It was the perfect small, tender size for a couple servings.
I'm sure there are recipes online for this dish, but you don't really need accurate measurements. All you do is fry a couple pieces of bacon and remove it from the pan when it is done. Add the sliced cabbage and pan fry it until it caramelizes a little. Add a couple cups of cooked egg noodles and let them reheat in the skillet. Crumble the bacon on top and the very last thing you do is add 1 to 2 cups of creamed cottage cheese. Stir it all around. The cottage cheese will melt a little and create a really nice creamy sauce for the noodles and cabbage. You can add a little butter if you'd like, but the bacon grease is perfect seasoning for it. Salt and pepper and it is all done!
I'll be sharing this recipe with a few of the blog parties listed in my sidebar. Make sure you stick around my home page, though. You might find other recipes you like! Enjoy this old ... and easy suppertime favorite!