This is a classic German recipe for Käsespatzen, literally translated as Cheese sparrows! As a child this was my favourite dish and I still make it at least once a month. It's a delicious alternative to macaroni cheese that your children will love.
You needn't worry if you don't have a spatzle sieve. Simply roll the dough over a wet wooden cutting board. Cut thin strips of dough with a knife, then scrape the strips into boiling water.