No one in my family eats sweet noodle kugel.
Never mind that sweet noodle kugel is a staple in most Ashkenazi homes. It just does not appeal to the members of my family.
Last week, someone brought over noodles with cottage cheese. I thought she had made a modified mac and cheese dish, until she mentioned that she "only put a little bit of sugar in it."
If my kids identified the dish as "noodle kugel," I knew no one would eat it. So, I labeled it "maccaroni and cheese."
Everyone in our home eats mac and cheese.
Despite the lable, I did not know if my kids would eat the dish.
When my son took a second portion, he commented "I'm glad it's not sweet; I don't like sweet pasta."
My marketing plan worked.
The next week, someone else made us maccaroni and cheese.
I took a few bites -- this was the real thing!
The mac and cheese tasted amazing, but I could not eat more than a very small portion.
I considered saving a piece for myself to eat later, then decided I did not need to put any aside. The mac and cheese filled such a big tray....
That mac and cheese disappeared so fast!
The next day, when I went to to take some, it was already gone!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,