My fifth grade teacher, Sister Eleanor Little, flew to my home last weekend for the much-anticipated semi-annual visit. With her she brought her mother’s first cookbook.
Within the pages of this 1939 well-worn book with tattered edges, folded pages, and drops of this and that, were handwritten notes, recipes, and old newspaper clippings. On the last page, in Mrs. Little’s own handwriting, are recipes for fudge and her son’s favorite applesauce spice cake. How honored am I to have this special cookbook in my possession and the ability to share some of the recipes with you.
This week bloggers like me are contributing our favorite cheesy sides for the Food Network’s FN Dish Sensational sides series. With Mrs. Little’s cookbook in hand, I looked through every recipe feeling inspired. Noodle Ring with Creamed Vegetables caught my eye. Cheese makes everything taste great so I adapted the recipe and added Parmesan cheese to the sauce. I omitted the creamed veggies.
This recipe was delicious. One could call it a “noodle souffle” if you wanted to be fancy and all. The cookbook called it a “noodle ring” and with my addition of cheese and this week’s “cheesy side” contribution I title this recipe “Parmesan Noodle Bake.” Whatever title you choose, your family will love it.
Here are more sensational cheesy sides shared up by other bloggers. You can join the conversation by tweeting, sharing on facebook or on Pinterest using the hashtag #SensationalSides:
Weelicious: Mexican Rice Balls
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Cheesy Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes
Feed Me Phoebe: Sausage, Pepper and Onion Frittata
Cooking With Elise: Parmesan Noodle Bake
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Grilled Cheese with Spicy Pickles, Pepper Jack and Garlic Aioli
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cheese and Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas
Red or Green: Cheddar Cheese and Red Chile Potato Soup
Virtually Homemade: Grilled Asparagus with Tomato Salad and Goat Cheese
Domesticate Me: Parmesan Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The Sensitive Epicure: Easy Cheesy Puffs (Gluten-Free)
Dishin & Dishes: Baked Herbed Ricotta Spread
Taste With The Eyes: Shrimp, Haricots Verts and Garbanzo Beans with Feta
FN Dish: Cheesy Brunch Sides