4 Ways to Love National Noodle Month!

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Believe it or not, among other things March is National Noodle Month. And really, who doesn’t love noodles? Homemade or store-bought, they’re a comfort-food staple and one of the most versatile things you can keep in your pantry. Try these hearty recipes this month – and quit noodling around for dinner ideas!

Most cooks have a favorite recipe using noodles that instantly brings back memories of home. Mine is fried cabbage mixed with buttered egg noodles. Here is my mother’s old-time recipe – it’s easy, filling and delicious and uses just a few ingredients.

My Mommy’s Fried Cabbage and Noodles
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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium hard head cabbage – cored, outside leaves removed
  2. 2 tsp sugar
  3. 1 Tablespoon Bacon fat and/or butter
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Wide egg noodles
Instructions
  1. Quarter cabbage and chop into thin slices.
  2. Heat butter and/or bacon fat in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Add cabbage and sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook until cabbage is soft but not soggy.
  5. Mix with hot buttered wide noodles and serve hot.
Notes
  1. This makes a comforting side dish. Add diced ham or bacon for a filling main dish.
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You can add a new twist to your family’s favorite noodle dishes. It can be as easy as switching up what kind of noodles you use. I follow the how-to basics on making egg noodles from scratch found here.

Variations on homemade noodles: Punch up the flavor and nutrition of your  homemade noodles by adding pureed cooked or roasted vegetables during the mixing stage.  Adjust the flour amounts as needed:

  • 1 1/4 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed carrots
  • 3 tablespoons frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, squeezed dry and pureed 
  • 8 ounces red or golden beets (about 2 medium), without greens – roasted, skinned and pureed
  • 2 1/2-pound butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded, baked and pureed
Our hearty spelt noodles are made from one of the world’s oldest grains; high in protein and fiber. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Our hearty spelt noodles are made from one of the world’s oldest grains; high in protein and fiber. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Easy Salmon Spelt Noodle Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 (2.5 lb package) Lehman's dried spelt noodles
  2. 2 (5 ounce) cans skinless, boneless salmon, drained (you can substitute tuna)
  3. 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  4. 2 (5.3 ounce) containers of Greek yogurt
  5. 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  6. 1 teaspoon dill
  7. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  8. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Cook noodles, then drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Transfer noodles to a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, flake the salmon, and gently toss it with the cherry tomatoes and cucumber, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, dill, and onion powder.
  5. Spoon yogurt mixture over noodles and gently combine mixture until the noodles are well coated.
  6. Chill, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. I like to make it ahead and it chill it overnight.
  7. Gently toss the salad before serving.
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Amish Country Beef and Noodles
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Ingredients
  1. 28-oz can of Lehman's Beef
  2. 3- 27-oz cans of Lehman's Beef Broth
  3. Half bag (1-1/4 lb) of Lehman's Egg Noodles
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  5. Garnish with parsley (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Boil noodles in beef broth.
  2. Mix in beef, salt and pepper.
  3. Top with parsley and serve hot.
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Our delicious canned beef, paired with hot noodles cooked in our beef broth, makes a hearty, rib-sticking dinner that almost ridiculously easy! At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Our delicious canned beef, paired with hot noodles cooked in our beef broth, makes a hearty, rib-sticking dinner that almost ridiculously easy! At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

About Dori Fritzinger

I live and work with my multi-generational family in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We have a farm of cows and calves, wool sheep, dairy goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, honey bees, a horse and a donkey. We have a goat's milk soap and bath products line available on our farm web site. I enjoy reading, quilting and doing embroidery.