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Old 12-18-2005, 12:19 PM
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when hubby and i were dating, he drained most of water and added cream of mushroom soup and no flavor packet, my 4yr old daughter loved it (had 2 bowls). A truly frugal bachelor recipe, lol
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:51 PM
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Ramen Noodles

My husband and I used to make the Ramen Noodles by boiling the noodles first, then draining off all but about a tablespoon or so of the water, then adding half the seasoning packet, and then toss in cooked chicken. It was good and inexpensive.

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Old 12-18-2005, 01:44 PM
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We drain most of the water, add the packet & then a slice of cheese. My husband leave a small amt of water & adds the above plus butter.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:26 PM
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I like to add a handful of whatever frozen, "small" vegetables I have around--such as mixed vegetables, corn, peas & carrots--nothing in large pieces because they don't cook fast enough.

I put the flavor packet in with the water, and drain it before eating.
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:14 PM
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I love these ideas of adding either cooked or raw egg, cooked meat, small veggies, and even cheese. Most of these I haven't even thought of. I don't cook mine over the stop top. I crush mine in the package with a can and then pour the noodles and the flavor packet into a bowl. I think that I can start adding these other things as well. I know once the semester starts again, I will need quick foods on those days when I have 2-3 exams that week. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:51 AM
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Lightbulb ramen recipe

This recipe is easy and takes about 15 minutes to make. You need 2 pkgs. beef ramen. Which you make according to the pkg. directions, add seasonings pkts. Drain off most of the liquid and then set aside. Meanwhile brown 1 lbs. ground beef, or ground turkey, and about 1/2 cup chopped onion til cooked, then drain fat. Then stir in 1 can of condensed tomato soup and 1/2 a soup can of water, also 1 tablespoon each of prepared mustard and worcestershire sauce or steak sauce and a dash of pepper and any other spices you wish. Then add the cooked ramen mix well, heating thourghly. If you like you can sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top. Sometimes I add a can of corn or some sour cream or whatever I may have on hand. My family just loves it. I have more recipes kind of like this one that take about 15 minutes if you are interested.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:27 AM
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Big Grin Ramen Stroganoff

I drain about half the water, add the seasoning packet, stir in a big spoon of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese. If I have it, some leftover roast beef or a bit of canned roast beef is also a good stir-in!
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:00 AM
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My oldest one enjoy Ramen Noodles, and I usually just add an egg and let it boil. Or, I just drain the liquid, and add the seasoning to make it like lo mein.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:15 AM
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I like your idea Loungelizzard. Since I am pressed for time, I could make the meat ahead of time so that I just add half of it as needed to one noodle package. I LOVE these ideas!
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:09 PM
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I cook mine with the hot water throw the seasoning packet away, way too much sodium. I add Velveeta Cheese Whiz and a can of tuna and a splash of hot sauce.

I've also made them with just the cheese and hot sauce, put on a ritz cracker and topped with a oyster from the can.

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