Ok… I researched it, then I made it, and then I ate it. I’m still not convinced A Noodle Ring is something, though. There were a few different recipes for it, of course. There always are. But, there were several weird side dish type recipes that were called “Noodle Rings,” and there were also a couple of weird, not quite dessert-style recipes. So, frankly, in a land of recipes that consist of noodles either mixed with pimento or sugar, it was a no brainer. I mean, I’d never thought to make a noodle dessert out of noodles before. Anyway, never really understood what that damn pimento was ever doing in an olive anyway. It never really added anything to it besides a bit of a perverse connotation when viewed from certain angles. So, now I’m going to put in a ring of noodles? I don’t think so.
The recipe that I liked the best, though, and consequently chose, was the one that looked impossible to believe would come out amounting to anything. This thing basically advised, just add some sugar, cream cheese and butter to it, and you’re good! The thing of it is, if you add sugar, cream cheese and butter to just about anything it turns out good.
Here’s what I love about this dessert Noodle Ring thing. If you were to drizzle in a little bit of melted chocolate into the mess, you’d have yourself something that truly qualifies as dessert. It’s the kind of “home cooked” something that I could, maybe, have impressed my college girlfriend with on my nothing budget, because it literally cost me, like, three dollars to make (not including the round cake baking thing that I only now own because of this list).
For the record, and besides the chocolate, I think it should also be baked covered. The noodles around the edges were way too crunchy in the finished product. They actually hurt my molars!
See you Wednesday for National Ambrosia Day.