4.03.2011

Nana's Baked Noodles Antin


I know exactly what you're thinking: who's Antin?  I've asked myself the same question. And I couldn't find a thing about it online, with the exception of one lone copy of the recipe....very strange.  It was on Cooks.com, where one often finds reprints of really old recipes usually with no explanation. The kind that were in those wonderful old church cookbooks. The recipe was identical to Nana's (my dear MIL), so I guess she wasn't the only one making this. One thing I do know, this is a really old recipe. I'd guess 40's or 50's at least, if not older. Would love to hear from anyone who might have heard of this before and if you know the background.

I imagine one of Nana's friends passed this recipe on to her....she had so many. One her nicest ladies' groups called themselves The Menopause Mamas. (no need to explain how that got started) The MM's for short. When I was pregnant with my first, the MM's had a baby shower for me and I got the most beautiful things! Wouldn't surprise me if the recipe came from one of those really fun women. They did everything together.

   My sweet MIL, Virginia Hayes Williams 
                                                                                                    
And yeah, that's me with the ghastly yellow/white hair, right after I had my daughter. (What was I thinking??) Nana was NOT pleased. She was such an elegant lady. "What have you done to your lovely hair, dear?" in the sweetest voice imagineable. And my ever-blunt paternal grandfather took one look and said: "does having a baby turn your hair white?" :)


At any rate, my MIL served this dish a lot with a grilled steak. Back in those days, that was pretty much the only thing anyone grilled.....well, perhaps chicken once in a while. I think it's much like a savory kugel, without the eggs. This would be even better made with whole wheat noodles, but I was using up what I had left over. Sort of a mac and cheese side dish. You might even have most of the ingredients in your pantry; toss them all together and you have one fast side dish. It wouldn't surprise me if this dish was invented to use up leftovers. Probably by someone whose last name was Antin! You can substitute some lo-cal sour cream and cottage cheese, although I've never tried that. (Will it curdle?) Anyway.. this is quick, easy, cheap and if you're a crunchy noodle lover like me, you will be eating the top off this casserole and then picking at the sides after dinner.


Baked Noodles Antin




Ingredients:
 5 ounces egg noodles
 1 cup  cottage cheese
 1 cup  sour cream
 1/2 clove  garlic, crushed
 1 sm.  onion, minced
 1 Tablespoon  worcestershire sauce
 dash tobasco
 salt and pepper
 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese



Method:
Cook noodles until barely done. Drain well  and mix with all other ingredients. Put into a buttered casserole, Top with Parmesan cheese and bake in a 375 oven until brown. 


Serves 6

72 comments:

  1. I love the photo of your and your MIL! So cute! Don't worry, we all have our "bad hair" photos.

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  2. I love that picture of you and your Nana!

    That dish is wonderful. I love such pasty casseroles!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Loved the photo Barbara. I can just hear the tone of their voices too. Sounds like they had a sense of humor with the MM's.

    This baked noodle dish sounds wonderful and so "of the times." I find that sometimes I can substitute lo-cal sour cream in recipes with success and other times it curdles and I haven't figured out why yet.
    Sam

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  4. Well whoever antin was, you are carrying on their recipe and immortalizing it by posting about it and eating it! It sounds delicious!

    I think you look cute with the blonde hair!

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  5. Great photo Barbara. Not to fret, I had hair that color once and my boss walked in and asked "Did you pay to have that done?" :-) I pour through those church cookbooks and often find it sad that there' no explanation when something in a name peeks my curiosity. If only there were food blogs back then we'd have better documentation. :-)

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  6. Barbara I love your pictures, and your baked noddles look delicious, I have to do for my son he would love this, he loves spaguettis and similar, have a lovely sunday, gloria

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  7. i love the noodles this way !!peirre

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  8. Hi Barbara ~ loving the photo of you as a blond, what a great time-capsule of you and your MIL. I have so many bad hair pictures that they rarely see the light of day! What is better than old church cookbooks? My collection is cherished. Each one with a signature by my grandmother or mom. I know I've had a recipe just like this but don't recall a name. I'm looking forward to trying noodles Antin. Thank you as always and I hope you are very well Barbara? It's been too long since I've been blogging ) : x Deb

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  9. I have to admit I'm guilty of giving myself more than my fair share of the crunchy bits on top of a baked macaroni and cheese.This sounds delicious! And I love the photo. :)

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  10. No matter who Antin is they sure made a mean noodle. I love the crispy edges too.

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  11. I used to make this and called it Savory Noodle Kugel. It is delicious. It is like an old friend, seeing it here. Thanks Barbara.

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  12. Looks delicious and reminds me of my Grandma's noodle pudding a little. Hers was a Kluski Noodle Pudding, and I have the hardest time finding that type of egg noodle, yours looks like those same Kluski noodles!

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  13. I haven't seen anything like it from either of my grandmothers' recipes, but that actually surprises me... it's very much like something my maternal Nannie would have made.

    And I'm definitely reading it to MJ in the morning; if one of the Knight's grands didn't make something VERY similar, I'll be shocked.

    Can't wait to try it. The Knight won't eat cooked cottage cheese or Worchestershire, so the next night he has crew...

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  14. I've never heard of Antin but I love the sounds of those noodles! This recipe sounds very similar to the Browned Onion Kugel recipe I love from Epicurious, but without the parm.

    Love the photo and the hair! Very movie star-ish :)

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  15. I enjoyed this post. I can't think of anything more satisfying than enjoying a group of women, who have a zest for life.

    I can't say that I have ever heard or seen a noodle dish called Antin but, this seems very similar to a baked noodle dish that was common in Jewish families.

    Have a great Sunday.

    Velva

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  16. Noodles and cheese? My favorite combo:)

    Love the photo..

    Your nana and her friends remind me of the Divine Secrets of The Yaya Sisterhood.
    How I adored that book!
    Not the movie..but the book:)

    I think I had that hair once:)

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  17. I love the photo! I do not have the nerve to put a photo of me in a swimsuit on my blog. Wow!

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  18. This looks perfectly creamy and crunchy--I'd eat the whole thing! You look fab in your swimsuit, and I love the glasses!

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  19. that picture was taken right after you had a baby? you look INCREDIBLE! i like your hair too!

    this is such a fun noodle dish, it looks delicious!

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  20. Love seeing that picture of you and your nana, you are both so chic in your strapless bathing suits! I've never heard of this dish before, but you're right it reminds me of a savory kugel, sounds great.

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  21. Barbara, you just reminded me of myself! haha... My white hair is growing wild these days. Gosh, how I wish I am 10 years younger. Congrats that you finally came out that recipe. The noodles look good. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you're having a fabulous day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  22. This noodle dish looks delicious. It's similar to one my grandmother and mother made. They always served it as a side dish but we like it as an entree with a salad.

    LOVE the photo!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  23. Barbara
    I love the picture of you and your mother in law, it is wonderful and how lucky to have it and the lovely memories! The noodle recipe looks delicious!
    Hope you had a nice weekend and have a great week
    xx
    Bunny

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  24. My Mama has a recipe very similar to this! She calls hers "Baked Noodles Romanoff" so I'm wondering if Antin is either a last name or a place?

    Anyways, despite the colorful hair, I think you look very chic in that picture. You have legs, girl!

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  25. Cottage cheese...check. Worcheshire sauce...check. Noodles...check.
    Here I go!

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  26. These family recipes are priceless and make you remember all the beloved ones that are not with us anymore! I loved your story too!

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  27. Very fetching, Barbara... you look like a star on the riviera with that golden hair... that's like something my gram would have said about my hair... and did (who knew Sun-in would turn red hair day-glo orange... where were those blond high lights they promised??).

    Noodles are a wasp cooking classic... my they look good. I think worcestershire does great things with cheese and is underused. May I also say... this will be a huge hit with Dr Lostpast (he can't complain this is weird food!).

    Thanks for sharing the great pic!

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  28. Lovely duo! The noodles look perfect this way.

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  29. Pure comfort food my friend...everything I adore. Cheesy noodles...is anything better?

    Happy new week to you. xo

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  30. delicious looking, I learned cooking from my own grand mother..

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  31. Simply delicious looking noodle Barbara.

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  32. This looks like something I would love! Comfort food. I think you look very glamorous!

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  33. Great picture! And the pasta looks very tasty with cottage cheese...so simple and yet delicious. Will have to give this try soon. Have a great week Barbara :-)

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  34. That is a great picture of the two of you. I can't believe it was right after your daughter was born, you're so skinny! This looks like a comforting dish - ooey gooey and belly warming.

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  35. You look so great in the first photo and I love the bathing suit too. This is some serious comfort food and the kind of thing I absolutely love.

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  36. I was definitely wondering what or who Antin was. Sounds like a quick and yummy dish. I love anything with noodles. Btw, I thought that photo of you was really cute!

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  37. I love the photo and her recipe is divine! Bookmarking...

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  38. The noodles sound wonderful and I love the picture!! :-)

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  39. That is a scream! I love those comments, and you described them perfectly. I think you are darling in that photo, white hair and all!

    The dish sounds divine. Thanks for sharing it with us, Barbara.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  40. That looks absolutely mouthwatering. Nothing satisfies like creamy, cheesy noodles! Plus, they look like they would go well with any kind of meat or vegetable dish.

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  41. What an awesome photo! The baked noodles sound wonderfully delicious!

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  42. What a great post and the dish looks delicious - cheesy and yummy! That is such a great photo too - she sounds like a very special lady. I do have to add I think your hair looks great! I also love the Easter basket & bunny as your logo. I am having a giveaway for an Easter table for 10 from Atlas Party Rental - if you are interested, please stop by my blog! Thanks so much:)

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  43. You two look so cute. This seems like the kind of comfort food my hubby loves. Thanks.

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  44. Hi Barbara--well, you might not have had the best hair day, but those sunglasses Rock! love the picture--

    I haven't heard of Baked Noodles Antin--but the recipe looks really great, rich, and more sophisticated than mac-cheese.
    I love working with those old recipes.

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  45. Love the photo! Never heard of this dish, but it sure looks great!

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  46. The noodles look wonderful and a peek at the ingredients screams delicious. You look awfully good for a gal whose just had a baby. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary.

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  47. Did someone say baked noodles...I am so there!!! This is a must try for me Barbara.
    The MM's are darling!
    sending hugs

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  48. That photo of you and your MIL is so darling! You both look like two chic sun bathing beauties! And with enviable figures given how delicious this dish looks too! ;)

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  49. i am laughing soooooo hard cuz' i LOVE the FIL comment . . . goodness Barbara, that is something my grandfather would have said!!! my brother was in high school and had let his hair grow but then got it cut. my mother was pointing it out and grandpa said, 'he still looks like an ass!' SNORT!! that generation said exactly what was on their minds!

    btw - i think you look stunning as a blond - all hollywood movie star-like; and the noodle dish is fab too!

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  50. this looks so good! I am going to make this for sure. xo

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  51. What a great photo! You both look gorgeous catching some rays. And, the crispy top of the noodle dish has me completely distracted. It looks like a great side dish, but for me it could easily be the main course!

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  52. Looks like total comfort food!

    - The Tablescaper

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  53. I wish I had a group of MM's around right now....

    sigh..

    lovely recipe, makes me miss my sweet mother in law...

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  54. I love it when people tie in photos with their recipes. In this case, you look absolutely gorgeous after having a baby! I love the looks of the noodle bake. It looks very comforting.

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  55. That picture totally makes me tear up! NOt sure why... I just love the love between you all and how much fun it looks like you are having and the comment from your FIL! :)

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  56. Oooh that looks good! Can't imagine why this recipe isn't more well known

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  57. BARBARA! YOU LOOKED FAB WITH THAT HAIR! And oh my, your MIL was fabulous too!!! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME; yes, Gene Kelly, what a man, huh? Those pants were indeed quite fitting....PERFECTLY SO!!!!

    Have a magnificent week, Anita

    P.S. Thank you so much for your delicious posts and your friendship!

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  58. Great photo! I feel like I've heard of this recipe. The name rings a bell, and the ingredients sound so familiar. I love the look of those crunchy egg noodles, and the touch of Worchestershire. Definately makes me think of my Nana too.

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  59. Great photo, Barbara!

    Lovely recipe, an absolute comfort food.

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  60. Hi Barbara,

    I love the photo of you and your Mother-in-law. I think we have all had hair that others do not approve of, but I think your blond hair looks great.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe and looks so tasty.

    Happy day
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  61. This looks delicious! Total comfort food...yum!

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  62. Oooh Barbara, I love your picture. You look absolutely beautiful after having a baby! And the flavor combination of those crunchy egg noodles sound 100 % tasty!

    I really enjoyed reading your cute story too!

    Have a fabulous day,

    Aldy.

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  63. Love all those golden, crispy edges on the top of the noodles. I can just tell that this is one of those dishes that you try that just becomes a staple for all time.

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  64. sexy swimwear! :)
    this looks like a really tasty dish, barbara. i personally find cottage cheese to be a magical ingredient and i'm happy to see it here!

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  65. I love your grandfather's comment. :)

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  66. Now, I no longer have to worry about cottage cheese being left alone and forgotten...not when it can get cooked up into a savoury dish like this one ;o)

    Love photos like these...a certain nostalgia just brushed over me.

    Flavourul wishes,
    Claudia

    P.S. Barbara, I found your comment on my last post interesting so I decided to respond to your sugar quantity concern ;o)

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  67. That's a really beautiful picture of you and your Nana. ;-))
    Cottage cheese and sour cream...mmm your baked egg noodles look so tasty.

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  68. Great story and wonderful picture. Your dish looks amazing too.

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  69. Wow, that's a great photo of a beautiful dish! And the noodles look delicious, too! :D You know, I LIKE your platinum blonde hair. It's a Marilyn thing, and who doesn't want to look like Marilyn?

    Goodness, this is a great recipe. Easy peasy. And we are complete carb-lovers here.

    Thank you for making a donation to help Japan, Barbara! Blessings and hugs to you. xoxo

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  70. Great photos Barbara! These noodles remind me of my childhood. I want my daughter to know this dish, so I'll be making them. Gotta love the classics! :D

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  71. Yum, Yum, Yum

    You look like a film star in that picture. xx

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