22 Apr Noodle Kugel (Noodle Pudding)
It’s Recipe Redux time!
Today’s task: “Spring Cleaning”, choosing an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while and give it the love it deserves. My choice? The good old No Yolk wide egg noodles.
Honestly, there’s only one thing I use these for and that’s a Noodle Kugel, or Noodle Pudding. It’s one of those tradition foods-and any Jewish person will have a preference between a sweet or a savory kugel and a preference between a crunchy topping and a non-crunchy topping. Me? I’m all about the sweet, non-crunchy topping. It’s just one of those dishes that makes you feel good….like when you get a hug from a long lost friend. It says “Hiya, friend. I haven’t seen you in a while. But, as you can see, I’m still the same.” Do you know what I mean when I say a hug from a long lost friend? These are called Food Memories. And they can run the gauntlet between very, very good and very, very not-so-good.
Kugel is a very, very good memory. I rarely make it, but when I do, it’s always eaten and appreciated with a smile.