Last night I ran into a carb crisis. I wanted something as a carby side-dish, and I didn’t have any potatoes, bread, etc. What I did have were some dried egg noodles in a jar, half a carton of pre-seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and butter.
Start water boiling in a sauce pan. Add one large handfull of dried noodles per diner. As they boil, mix about 1/4 cup bread crumbs (I like Progresso’s pre-spiced ones) and 1/4 cup shredded or ground Parmesan cheese. (More if there are more than 3–4 people eating this.) When the noodles are done (mine took 8 minutes—follow any directions you might have, though), drain them, mix in a tablespoon of soft butter, then mix in the cheese/crumb mixture.
Eat hot. Mmmmm.