I would like to tell you about sticky noodle soup, though. It's really easy, and the kids love it. I use fresh veggies usually, but frozen have worked in a pinch. I love the soup because it's so fast and easy, the kids love it because it tastes good and they can manage to cover my kitchen with noodles, without me knowing it, despite the fact that I am sitting right there with them. I think this is a skill we have until we learn to make our own lunch,this ability to send food all over in a 40 foot radius without anyone noticing until the meal is over. Then this skill disappears, like something straight out of Peter Pan. It used to be called noodle soup, but after trying to remove the noodles from pretty much everything from my hair to the cat, Sticky was added. Anyway, here is how to make sticky noodle soup:
- 2 packages Ramen noodles. (Throw out the seasoning. I hate to waste, but man that stuff is salty.)
- Fresh veggies. I use broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, carrots and celery.
- 4 cups of water. (Add a cup or two if you're not going to use ice cubes to cool this down.)
- 2 cubes veggie bullion, or just use veggie stock and skip the water/bullion steps.
- Pepper and Celery seed to taste
That's it! J now uses this as his Chicken Noodle substitute. I do, too. But here's a dirty little secret: the oriental ramen is vegan, and sometimes I just make it with the enclosed spices, no veggies, just noodles and sodium. He calls me "salt lick" when this happens. But a girl needs to overdose on salt sometimes.
So hopefully you'll get the intended post early next week. I'm going out with a friend tonight for dinner and to be emotional support, and this weekend is the party. You know, The Last Official Party Before I Start Getting Pregnant. That party. So I won't be much use until Monday, and then I'll show you all the fun stuff I'm not getting done right now, and all the fun stuff I won't be getting done later.