As my mother (baba as she's known on this blog) ages and it gets harder and harder for her to cook for herself we're finding that if she doesn't have a prepared meal, her eating habits are pretty dismal. Cooking for her isn't always easy either since she's probably the fussiest eater I know and prefers to stick with vegetarian options.
Today I decided to make something for her that would remind her of her European heritage. A three cheese kugel (noodle pie) still gets her the protein she needs and at least it won't be something she's going to give me a "stink face" about.
12 oz. broad noodles
1/4 lb. cheddar cheese (1 cup grated)
4 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup corn flake crumbs
cinnamon and brown sugar
Prepare noodles. Drain
Grate cheddar cheese either in food processor or with box grater.
Steel Knife: Process cream cheese with eggs until smooth (20 seconds) scraping down sides once or twice.
Add all ingredients up to corn flake crumbs and mix well. Place in a well greased 9x13" pan.
Sprinkle with corn flakes, cinnamon and brown sugar.
Bake at 350 F for 1 hour until golden brown.
A kugel can be either a side or a main and this one is so easy and really delicious. I topped it with some low fat sour cream and fresh raspberries.