What’s for Supper? Ramen!
Newly divorced & on a squeaky tight budget, whenever my sons were at my apartment and needed to be fed I reverted to my finely honed survival skills from college and served them – Ramen Noodles!
Yes, I know that there is probably more nutritional value in the packaging than in the contents, and yes, the sodium level is close to that of the Dead Sea.
But they were cheap – I mean affordable.
The big surprise was that my twin boys actually liked them!
And there were so many flavors there was no chance of getting bored.
There was chicken flavor, roast chicken, chicken vegetable, creamy chicken, spicy roast chicken, spicy chile chicken, salsa picante chicken…
“Chicken is the fruit of the earth. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, chicken-kabobs, chicken creole, chicken gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple chicken, lemon chicken, coconut chicken, pepper chicken, chicken soup, chicken stew, chicken salad, chicken and potatoes, chicken burger, chicken sandwich. That- that’s about it.”
When my sons went off to college they worked at Outback Steak House and Ramen Noodles took a distant back seat to their love of fine, properly cooked real food, I mean, beef, pork, lamb, etc.