That’s when I discovered the wonders of Top Ramen, and after some experimentation I hit upon the perfect modifications to provide a filling meal for about a buck a serving:
HOLLYWOOD (NOODLE) BOWL
– Bring a pot of water to a hard boil.
– Add ramen noodles and a package of frozen mixed vegetables and cook for three minutes.
– Crack a raw egg into the boiling soup and let cook for an additional thirty seconds.
– Turn off hot plate and stir in powdered flavor packet from the ramen noodles.
Another discovery: for an occasional break from ramen, the low-rent hotel on my block offered a happy hour buffet. If you bought a beer, you could gorge yourself on pig-in-the-blankets, fried mozzarella sticks, and french fries.
It’s So Easy: and other lies