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Buttered Noodles With Garlicky Bread Crumbs

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8
Buttered Noodles With Garlicky Bread Crumbs
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Here’s a meal that can be made ahead and refrigerated--a timesaver given the hustle of the holidays. Just pop it in the oven for a quick reheating, and dinner is served.

The Simmered Beef Goulash also freezes well. While it’s warming up, serve some easy appetizers such as cracker bread with hummus, a sliced baguette with a special wedge of cheese or olives. Chilled beer is good with this meal but a light red wine, chilled for about 10 minutes, would go well too.

Maple Butterscotch Pudding With Chopped Pecans provides a smooth, sweet finish. Serve simple butter cookies on the side.

1

Cook noodles in salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Drain. Add just a little reserved liquid to moisten but not enough to really wet them. (Can be made ahead and reheated in microwave oven, adding more liquid if noodles are dry.)

2

Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When melted, add bread crumbs and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley, scant 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. (Can be made a day ahead, refrigerated and gently reheated stovetop when ready to serve.) To serve, toss hot noodles with warm crumb mixture. Serve immediately.