Noodles (inspired by Nate)

I’m thinking my earlier N post was a bit of a cop-out. It was a loong weekend, folks. Preceded by an even looonger week of “spring vacation” with various children not belonging to me running through my house.

Easing back into work mode this morning, I got an email from one of the road crew which got me thinking. He (jokingly) mentioned living on Ramen Noodles. I’m not talking about the Japanese dish known generically as ramen – I’m talking about the instant kind with Ramen in the brand name. ‘Member those? A brick of noodles and a packet of sodium-laced spice, needing hot water to meld them into one?

I’m wondering if one can measure success by the last time they HAD to eat Ramen Noodles?

They were a staple in the dorm rooms, a hot pot favorite. 10 for $10 at the supermarket. Superior to Cup O’ Noodles on the basis of quantity alone, but lacking the one thing Cup O’ Noodles had the upper hand on: a cup.

This colleague of mine is young and hard-working, he’s lean and hungry…maybe due to being fueled by Ramen (which is such a great band name, btw. Wish I had thought of it first). His palate probably still able to tolerate such heat and salt those noodles bring in their stringy mess.

I don’t think I’ve eaten a brick o’ noodles or a cup o’ noodles since 1995. Could my palate, almost 20 years deprived, still handle either? How about my blood pressure and my ego? How about yours?

(Noodles, brought to you by the letter N. Suggested by Tim, and inspired by Nate. And fueled by…?)

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12 thoughts on “Noodles (inspired by Nate)

  1. stephaniehaefner says:

    LOL! On ocasión, when the budget is extra super tight, we will still buy them. And I guiltily admit, i still really like the Beef flavor! LOL!

    So can you measure success by the last time you bough Ramen??? I definitely think so. Cause trust me, if I had achieved the monetary success I’m looking for, I would not need to occasionally buy Ramen! I’d find some other way to satisfy a salty craving…maybe one that actually has a nutritional value 🙂

  2. LWSpotts says:

    I lived on those in college. Believe it or not, I have a case of chicken flavored Ramen in my pantry now, to use (ONLY) when I’m making homemade chicken soup, and I don’t use the spice pack. They’re the only noodles that don’t swell up into giant liquid-laden mush when there are leftovers. 😀

  3. LWSpotts says:

    Oh, and I meant to say also that I had to comment on this post, because last night as I was “noodling” through N topics for today, one o the topics suggested by my husband was noodles. LOL

  4. Amanda Usen says:

    I’ve never been a Ramen girl…because I like spaghetti and jar sauce! It’s my secret weakness and was almost as cheap and easy to prepare as Ramen since my dorm had a kitchen.

  5. Jenny says:

    I don’t eat ramen, but I enjoy ‘real’ Asian noodles on occasion!

  6. My stepmother introduced me to those noodles when I was a kid and I thought they were a real treat. I ate them a lot growing up and I have a giant box of them in my pantry in preparation for the zombie apocalypse.

  7. Steph says:

    its Mr.Noodle here, and I don’t eat it that often, maybe on lunch once a week? when I’m lazy? BUT I’m a huge pasta person, I can live on different kind of pasta for months, I don’t kid. ( After a month my boyfriend took over the cooking duty :P)

    HI from another blog Challenger!

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