Makaronnik or Lapshevik (Noodle Pie) with Meat

Ingredients:

250 g / 9 oz pasta or noodles
250 g / 9 oz boneless meat
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 tbsp butter

Cook pasta or noodles. Pass meat (beef, lamb, pork) through a meat grinder, sprinkle with salt and pepper, put on a skillet with heated butter and brown on low heat. When meat is ready, pass it through a meat grinder again, add 2 tablespoons of broth or water where noodles were boiled in and mix. Fried onions may also be added to meat. Raw meat can be substituted with boiled or fried meat.

Add raw egg to noodles, sprinkle with salt, mix and put half of it on a greased skillet evenly. On top, add a layer of prepared meat, and cover with a layer of remaining pasta or noodles. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and butter. Put skillet in oven for 15-20 minutes.

Makaronnik or Lapshevik (Noodle Pie) with Farmers Cheese

Ingredients:

250 g / pasta
2 eggs
1 cup farmer cheese
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter

Cook pasta or noodles and mix with raw eggs, salt and sugar. Rub farmer cheese through a sieve or pass through a meat grinder. Mix it well with with pasta or noodles, put on a greased skillet, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and butter and put skillet in oven for 15-20 minutes. When serving, sift with sugar.

Fruit Soup with Pasta or Grain Garnish

Cook any fruit or fresh berry soup from the previous recipes. Separately cook one of the following garnishes for the soup:

1. Cook pasta (noodles, vermicelli) or rice in water, drain, and add to the soup once it it taken off the heat.

2.  Small dumplings (potato, farina, or dough)are cooked in water, drained, and added to the soup when it is taken off the heat.

Soup should be served chilled. Serve sour cream if desired.