Last night I saw Mid-August Lunch, and I just had to mention it to you all because I found it so inspiring, so full of life and so charming, I just can’t recommend it enough! It takes place in Rome where a man is taking care of his mother and three other ladies for the holiday. As the credits roll, all of the lovely actresses are dancing together in their living room and it just made me so happy!
The four women spend the weekend eventually getting to know one another while eating, eating, eating and enjoying wine and tea (how wonderful is that!). One women, who can’t have dairy, snatches the pan of macaroni casserole at midnight and stows away to bed to gobble it up!
I couldn’t resist coming home and cooking up my own version of cheesy noodles. The perfect comfort food.
Noodles with Butter and Cheese
Boil and cook 1 cup of noodles al dente, strain.
Leave the noodles dripping and put back into the pot on low heat. Add 3-4 slices of your favorite cheese (I used a sharp cheddar), a pad of butter, and a splash of milk. Leave on the heat for 5 minutes, stirring to mix all the ingredients until you’ve got a lovely cheesy consistency. And ENJOY!