The long-suffering Mr. T and I spent the last night of our week-long New England Christmas tour at the WonderTwins’ Wonderlair up in northern Vermont. While they were, as always, double wonderful, their place left me wondering how they’ve managed to avoid contracting some weird infection from the bathmat or getting scurvy since ramen and beer appeared to be the only things in their kitchen. And having that many litter boxes per square foot HAS to violate the Geneva Conventions. In short, it was gross. Sometimes I wonder if we’re really related. And then I see pictures of us in all in a row making the same expression with the same face and I think, “dammit, there’s no escaping THAT one.”
In ANY event, I was inspired to rustle up this tasty, slurpy, healthy bowl of noodles I’m calling UnRamen in “honor” of the Wonderlair’s rather lacking larder. To its credit, it doesn’t come in a styrofoam cup nor does it provide a badillion times your daily recommended amount of sodium. *ahem* While this is kind of Japanese-y, I’ve no doubt it’s totally inauthentic in execution and composition. Whatever. It was really good and took me from “oh crap I haven’t gone grocery shopping since last YEAR, what the hell-ass am I going to make for dinner” to the table in 15 minutes. And, even though it was cobbled together on the quick, it will be going into heavy rotation this winter–it’s that good.
This is one goes out to my Wondertwins (yes, I’m asking you to buy LIMA BEANS, deal with it); and to Sam, who wanted veggie things; and to Laura, who has probably given up all hope of non-sweets and stopped reading altogether.