Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Noodles And Milk

Ok. So... you will either love this one or really, really dislike it. I love it. My family, however, falls into the latter category. My mother made this quick and easy recipe for me and my sisters, and her mother made it for her. I imagine my grandmother's mother made it for her as well. It is exactly what it sounds like. It's noodles and milk.

I never said it was fancy.

I eat this for lunch on cold winter days. It reminds me of home. Of my mom and days home from school with a cold. It is warm and comforting. And easy. Simply boil and drain some elbow macaroni. Put some in a bowl, add milk and some butter. Then heat in the microwave until hot. I add some ground sea salt and pepper for flavor. That's it! I like to boil a pound of pasta at one time, and keep it in the fridge. 

Well, what do you think? Have you ever heard of this? Or are you shaking your head in disbelief? Let me know, would you?

Happy and cozy winter days, my friends!

26 comments:

  1. A favorite my Grandma Kizzia would make was...macaroni and cream! It, like yours, was simplistic; noodles, cream, butter, salt and pepper. But it was my very favorite! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I've never heard of it, but it sounds good and cheap, too!

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  4. I think it sounds good. Just like a creamy pasta soup. I'll have to try it. I bet my kids would actually like that. Thanks for the great idea.

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  5. Oh friend, how you make me smile! I have never heard of this, but I'm intrigued :) My son and husband both love milk and pasta so I would love to try it on them.

    Thanks for sharing, dear Billie Jo. It's amazing how food is so often tied in with sweet memories. Hugs to you!

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  6. I have not heard of this, but I'm sure my husband would like it. He loves noodles in just about any form. ;) I grew up eating a similar combo though: saltine crackers & milk. Just crushed up crackers with milk and a sprinkle of sugar. Had that sweet/salty/ comfort food thing going for it. :)

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  7. Definitely comfort food. I put homemade ranch dressing on my noodles that are also made in bulk and stored in the fridge in a giant gallons bag for all of us in this house who LOVE all things comforting and carb-related. Love this and love the memories it brings for you. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. Anything that bring comfort to a cold winter day and memories of past days is a winner to me!

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  9. I pretty much love anything including pasta so this sounds delicious to me....now I'm hungry for lunch and it's only 9am :) I think I'll be stocking up on some macaroni next shopping trip!

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  10. This one intrigues me! I don't find it gross at all, but I've definitely never heard of it before. Kind of like a really thin alfredo - but without the cheese. I love having a glass of milk when I eat a pasta dish (if I'm not having wine)...does that kind of count? Lol ;)

    My comfort food like this is cocoa and toast. A hot cup of cocoa, a few marshmallows, and a piece of toast with only melted butter on it. The key is you have to dunk the toast in the cocoa with each bite. I'm instantly 10 years old and back at home in the winter on a sick day...feeling cozy and cared for.

    I get it my Friend - I totally get it. xoxo

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  11. I have never come across this before but I do love how food is linked to happy things throughout our lives, a blessing.

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  12. Never heard of it, sounds kind of like the very basic potato soup my mom used to make.
    I think I'd like my noodles with cream πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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  13. Billie Jo I've not heard of this recipe. I understand the connection between family memories and food. I never make macaroni and cheese without thinking about my Mama. She made the very best! I'll have to try your recipe. My grandson loves pasta and milk so this could be a hit with him. ♥

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  14. I always love when you share recipes...especially when they are filled with memories. Homemade rice Kristy treats do that to me. Hope you are having a cozy day!

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  15. Well for me it's buttery noodles, but I have never heard of/tried noodles and milk so maybe next time I will!

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  16. I would probably like it. I have never heard of it thought. Neat!

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  17. Well isn't this interesting. I love pasta and I love milk, so I might like this. I always have cooked noodles in the fridge, so I know what I'm trying for lunch tomorrow. ;)
    I love how certain recipes are attached to childhood memories. Those are the best tried and true meals!

    Have a delightful Week!
    Amy

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  18. I'm def. shaking my head, giggling. My husband makes hamburger, tomatoes and macaroni (no spices). Now, I bet your shaking your head on that one...smiles

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  19. Looks interesting.... and I'm like trying to stop some carb and dairy cravings now! LOL. Being on the Whole 30 is challenging, especially going around the blog world and seeing so many delicious things ;-) Hope you have an amazing week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  20. I've never heard of it, but it sounds really good! Will definitely give it a try! I think Maddy would love it!

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  21. Hi~

    I have never had it . . . but, I think I would love it, the simpler the better in my opinion! It's kind of like noodles and juice, you either love it or hate it, I love it. I'm going to try this one, I'll report back!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  22. p.s. One of my favorite things in the world is, popcorn in milk... ;0) Try it, you will like it. Just pour a big mug of milk and add popcorn. Eat it kind of like cereal. It's also one that was passed down from generation to generation.

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  23. This post reminded me of my mom. She passed away in 2005 but after my older sisters got married and my parents divorced, my mom would fix us spaghetti noodles when I got home from school. Just noodles with a little butter. It was so good and remembering it now makes me think of my mom. I've actually never heard of noodles and milk but I think I will try it!

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  24. I can honestly say I have never heard of this but it looks delicious! And how simple! I will definitely give it a try. This screams comfort food! Yum! ♥

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  25. How interesting....never heard of it! We do noodles with butter and salt and pepper....might have to try this, at least a little bowl to say we did it! I love your story with it, the memories, love it.

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  26. I don't remember ever eating this in this way, but I am sure that I have had it as a sort of baked pudding, rather like rice pudding. I bet it is good on a cold wintery day!

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