You’re supposed to learn something new every day. Meaning you should learn on average 7 things every week (math is awesome!). Here’s what I’ve learned in the past few days:
- There is such a thing in football as a penalty for “excessive celebration”. This is something I never hope to have in my own life.
- The 405 freeway in Los Angeles is ALWAYS a traffic jam. Even when it goes against all reason, there are more people on that highway than live in my hometown.
- I can eat tuna melts 5 days a week and still not be tired of them. This is a fact.
- There can be up to 40 grams of sugar in a can of soda. Definitely not worth it.
- Ketchup was invented in Asia. NOT at the American burger stand
- You can make Ramen noodle soup without the use of a seasoning packet.
- Ramen noodle soup made without a seasoning packet is way awesome. Especially when you add in some ketchup. Totally weird.
Here’s my quandary – if I learned 3 of these facts in the same day do I get a laziness pass the rest of the week?
Anti-Ramen Noodle Soup
I used some Chinese noodles I found in the grocery store, but I might prefer in the future going with the egg noodles that the original recipe suggests. It still tasted great though so don’t be afraid to use any noodles you have on hand. Even normal spaghetti would probably work.
Adapted from Mark Bittman
2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
2 ½ tablespoons ketchup
½ tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 lb egg noodles, or any other noodle you prefer
Sliced green onions (optional)
Sriracha or other chili sauce (optional)
In a large pot of boiling water, cook the noodles. Drain and separate into two separate bowls.
Meanwhile in bring another pot with 3 cups of water to a simmer. Add in the soy sauce, ketchup and vinegar. Allow to simmer for at least 5 minutes and then ladle over the noodles. Add in the green onions and chili sauce if you prefer, and dig in!