Many years ago, Nate's great aunt, Auntie, gave me a spaetzle maker and her spaetzle recipe. And, (can you even believe this?) until two days ago I NEVER used it. I have no idea why. I guess I thought it would be complicated or something. It wasn't until I read this post from Smitten Kitchen and was convinced by both my sister and mother-in-law that it was an easy, kid-friendly meal, that I finally made spaetzle for the first time. Guess what! It was easy. It was good. Walter gobbled it up – what kid doesn't like noodle-y things? I cooked it up with onions, bacon and mushrooms and we all cleaned our plates. The spaetzle maker will be getting much more use from now on. 
Onions, bacon and mushrooms


Kristin said...

Hooray! I also discovered it's awesome in soup (where I might normally throw in orzo)!

Gramma said...

I love the pictures and the inspiration to start making it again too. I don't know anyone who does not like spaetzle.