December 11 is Noodle Ring Day, a day for comforting baked pasta.
Popular during the mid-1900s, Noodle Ring Day is a dish made of flat noodles or any other type of flat pasta baked in a ring mold or a bundt pan.
Fill the Ring
Making noodle ring from scratch is easy, all you need is some cooked pasta, eggs, bread crumbs and a cheese that melts easily. Mix all the ingredients and put it in a mold and bake until all the eggs cook and the cheese melts. Unmold and fill the center with a filling of your choice. Many recipes recommend chicken salad, sautéed vegetables or canned tuna as a filling.
How to Celebrate?
Dig out your grandma’s cookbooks and make a noodle ring for dinner.
Don't like the pasta that is available in the stores? Make your own from scratch and then use to make a noodle ring.
Make a dessert version of the dish - use sugar while baking the noodles and instead of a savory filling use fresh cut fruit or a custard or pudding.
Host a vintage dinner party and have friends bring their favorite vintage dishes to share. Make a noodle ring as your contribution to the dinner table.
Did You Know…
…that experts believe that people around the world consume over 600 types and shapes of pasta?