Is there a food that is like - the Holy Grail of foods for you? Something you will search high and low for, eat three days in a row if given the opportunity? Or for breakfast lunch and dinner for two days? For me it was Stouffer's Noodles Romanoff. Aw-w-e-s-o-o-m-mmmmmme. (did I mention this wasn't a discussion of the best thing Grandma used to make?) And then it was gone. Every time I went to the store my feet dragged through the frozen section .. always hoping against hope .. but it was never there. It was probably 3 years later that I finally wrote Stouffers a letter asking the fate of my wonderful noodle dish.
They were so very sorry but - their Noodles Romanoff had been discontinued. That's a forever thing folks! I was inconsolable. But like most things in life, you deal with it. One foot in front of the other until it doesn't hurt so much. After all, I still had Stouffer's French Bread Pizza! Luuuurvve it!
So you can understand my panic after going through the Noodles Romanoff loss, when I wasn't seeing my French Bread Pizza in the stores all of a sudden. Short of breath, near to tears .. each time I went to a grocery store and looked, fruitlessly .. I was so sad.
And then ... then ... out of the blue after about a 6 month drought ... THEY WERE BACK!!! I pressed my nose against the glass freezer doors and cried. Okay maybe I didn't do that part. But I did buy 2 boxes and have also had jalapeno poppers (the cream cheese kind) for breakfast over the weekend. Not sure why but those jalapeno poppers are really good for breakfast!
So I may not have my noodles, but there are several copycat recipes out there I might try, and for now I am content with my French Bread Pizzas and my jalapeno poppers. Some things just have to be there, y'know? Keeps my world smooooooothh and easy.
Eat up! And enjoy!