After we watched Ponyo last year, Adam has been obsessed with finding a covered ramen noodle bowl, where he could cook his own ramen noodles. I searched Asian grocery stores and the internet for a covered bowl that would fit the bill. All the bowls I found were round, so if you used a square piece of dry ramen noodles, the bowl would either be too big in diameter, or you would have to break up the noodles to fit into a smaller bowl (square peg round hole). But after searching for months, I finally found the ultimate ramen bowl from Bed Bath and Beyond.
At $2.99 for the bowl and $1.99 for the plate, which I use as a cover, it was a steal as well. Since we make a meal of ramen noodles, here's what I put in.
Frozen peas and corn for veggies (basically the only frozen veggies the kids will eat - fresh veggies don't cook enough this way).
Some turkey deli meat shredded up.
I throw in about 1/3 to 1/2 of the soup base packet. No need to have salt overload.
Now here is the beauty of the bowl. The square ramen fits PERFECTLY in this bowl. It's like the bowl was engineered for the sole purpose of holding a square piece of ramen noodles!
Fill the bowl with water to about a 1/2 inch from the top.
The square plate goes on top as a cover and the whole thing is cooked in the microwave for three minutes. Note that the pot holder goes in the microwave too so you don't burn your fingers taking the bowl out (a tip from years ago).
After letting it sit for a few minutes with the cover on, stir it up, and watch the happy faces.
Despite the title of the post, I can cook and I do feed my family food other than ramen noodles. Cooking is just usually way down on the list of things I enjoy. But if you catch me on a good day, you won't be disappointed in my chili, fish chowder, quiche, salmon, fried rice, banana bread, pies, cookies or cakes. I loved photographing this process as well, but pretty slim chance that I'll become a food blogger either. All these photos were from November!