One of the teen's new favorite meals is Opa's Goulash. When requested last night, the request was to "serve the goulash good stuff over taters not pasta". Well sure, why not.
Opa's goulash recipe was followed to the point of adding the noodles. At that point, the meat and veggies were allowed to cook further on low while a big batch of extra buttery, garlic mashed potatoes were made.
Scaled for Likability: Great
Serving over mashed potatoes completely changed this meal. Meat and veggies retained a certain amount of liquid from the lack of noodle starch creating its own gravy for the potatoes. The only draw back was the meat and veggies did not go as far as when served with the noodles premixed. Both table counterparts had an unequal portion of meat to potatoes. If needing to maintain a budget friendly meal, stick to the noodles.