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Cabbage & Noodles


Last week, when I was at the grocery store I spotted this GIANT locally grown green cabbage on sale – 29 cents a pound.  What a bargain! 

Since I’d been on a purple cabbage kick, I took this as a sign that I needed to venture out of my comfortable purple box and explore the green universe.  Then the green giant sat in my fridge for 6 days…

7 days…

On day 8, I decided I needed to do something with this GIANT cabbage that was clunking around in my refrigerator.

I thought about making a big salad with it, but I wasn’t feeling like a cold salad that night.  Then I thought about fish tacos – I could make a cole slaw to add to the tacos, then also serve it as a side dish.

I’m getting sick of fish tacos,” Bryan mumbled as my heart began shattering into a million fish taco-less pieces.

I started running out of ideas so I did what anyone would do in this situation. I turned to Mr. Google. 

What a good guy he is – intelligent, always there when you need him, almost never talks back.  The perfect man if ya ask me.

I had an idea of what I wanted – something with cabbage and noodles so I logically typed in: cabbage and noodles (genius I know…).  Mr. Google led me to a few bizarre recipes, but something you may not know about me is that I’m willing to try almost everything at least once.


Cabbage & Noodles
Yield: serves 4-5
Adjusted from


  • 4-5 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter (I know…it’s a lot but man is it worth it)
  • 1 (8oz) pkg. egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (again, worth it)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup onions and and garlic. Cook over medium-low, heat until onions and garlic are tender (not brown). Add cabbage. Cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes (until cabbage is just becoming tender). Add salt, pepper, optional red pepper flakes and noodles (prepared as directed on package) and sour cream. Cook 5 minutes covered over medium heat.


I served it alongside an arugula salad – Bryan wasn’t a fan of the salad (I was though!), but he really liked the Cabbage and Noodles. Hey, 1 out of 2 isn’t bad. 😉

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!  I had yesterday off so I went with some friends to TurtleFest – a free-admission event which focuses on promoting conservation through up close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles. 


We had a great time. 🙂  I love hanging out with people who have similar interests – conservation, nature and animals especially.

Oh, and good news!


Mr. Buddy would like y’all to know that him and his sister are feeling much better and they thank you for your concern.

Have a great Sunday! 











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