Friday, February 27, 2009
It occurred to me yesterday, as I was scarfing down the last bit of a late lunch, what one of those things was about which I wanted to blog. One of those inconsequential nothings which of COURSE I wasn't going to remember. And when I remembered, it was too late to photograph the process. Or anything.
One of my favorite comfort foods is ramen. Not just any ramen, but peanut butter ramen. And I was eating the last bite of a bowlful when I recalled thinking about posting about it last week. As I was eating the last bite of a bowlful. Mmm.
In the interest of my bloggy friends' well being, knowing that endless winter and a bottomless economy require the best of comfort foods, I was a good girl and made another bowl (and ate it - yesterday was just that kind of day) and photographed the process. You're welcome.
I'm aware that to some of you this will seem gross. Some people can't even stand the smell, much less the taste. To others it will be, as it is for me, a taste of comfort heaven. And a simpler dish you won't find.
First I break the ramens into little bits while they're still in the bowl, while holding it over the bowl (nothing more fun than vacuuming up little bits of ramen from a burst bag - woo):
Next I pour in some frozen vegetables. I'm a fan of the mixed variety, with the corn, peas and carrots, but I used the last of it in the first bowl. So with this one I'm using frozen corn and broccoli:
Now I pour on about half of the flavor packet:
Fill with filtered water (I don't use tap water for cooking or drinking), about a quarter inch from the top of the bowl:
Then microwave on high for five minutes:
Once it's out, I drain the liquid:
Then stir in a heaping teaspoon of creamy peanut butter:
As well as the rest of that spice packet:
And stir till the peanut butter is about melted in - it will still be clumpy and not really evenly distrubted:
Which is why soy sauce or teriyaki is essential at this point:
I prefer teriyaki. If you use soy, use the light, or less sodium. Regular soy sauce makes the dish REALLY salty. I shake it on liberally and stir, stir, stir:
Hope you have a great weekend! TGIF!
Until I write again ...
P.S. Gratuitous shot of Maybelline and her new do!