The past week I’ve sort of been under the weather. No fevers just allergy symptoms and a headache that persisted for three days. It sapped my energy, but thankfully I had a three-day weekend thanks to our newly implemented work schedule for the summer. In order to conserve energy the staff had been asked to work four 10-hour days rather than five eight-hour days. Hence, we get Friday added to our weekend. It’s a fair trade, although it was a tough transition for me since I wasn’t at my peak health. Nevertheless, the extra day off afforded me more time to rest my body, and rest my body I did.
Last Friday I got out of bed at 11 am and feebly made toast for breakfast. Soon I began to feel much better. It’s so good to feel good. Usually on Friday afternoons I would be racing to the grocery store with list in hand of ingredients for meals I want to prepare. Not last Friday. With temperatures soaring well over 100 degrees, I remained indoors in the comfortable environs of my air conditioned home. Even though I did feel much much better, I wasn’t up to cooking anything. Zilch. Nada. Soup sounded so comforting, but I didn’t have any on hand. Wait a minute…aha!
In my pantry I had the necessary components to throw together my take on ramen. Oh, ramen. It brings back memories of after school noodle soup and budget meals during university days.
To make my take on instant raman, I use pre-packaged miso soup packets consisting of a dry ingredients pouch (seaweed, tofu, etc.) and the seasoning pouch (which comes in paste form). I also use dried egg noodles. To flavor the miso broth even more I use a bit of chili garlic sauce and hoisin sauce. And that constitutes my soup.
The rest of my evening was spent nestled on the sofa watching the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. A lovely production.
Are you enjoying the Olympic games?