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Fri, Jan 20 2006

Good Weather for Ramen

We've had some relatively cold evenings here on the Central California Coast lately. Some of us were talking about good cold weather foods and the topic of Ramen came up in the discussion—that cheap, pre-packaged food that seems to keep busy, nearly-broke students from starving. We all had our favorite ways to eat those comforting noodles. My own variation is to break the noodles into several pieces and to use about half the water that the package calls for in the directions, because I don't want soup. I want noodles. Some folks mentioned that you could cut the sodium content of the stuff by using only half a flavor packet per package of noodles. And then things turned a little strange, with talk of adding this or that odd ingredient to a package of noodles. I got curious, so I went digging on the internet for more possibilities. Some of the ones I found will add a lot more fat grams to the already high-fat noodles. But if you ate Ramen on a daily basis the many variations would keep you from burning out on the stuff.

Links to Ramen recipes:
from Naruto Fever
from CollegeNews
Shabbat Ramen
Matt Fischer's Ramen blog
Chicken Hollandaise Ramen
If that last one isn't highbrow enough for you, a cookbook might be in order. How about
The Book of Ramen
Everybody Loves Ramen
101 Things to Do with Ramen Noodles

posted at: 09:09 | category: /Food | link to this entry

Can I Sit Next to You?

If you fly commercially a lot and often end seated next to people you'd rather not be in close quarters with for hours on end, you might entertain thoughts of using a service like AirTroductions. The service isn't only a dating service. They'll help you find ride sharing, business networking partners and other contacts. And if you want to sit next to someone who will just be quiet and let you read or sleep they'll help you with that. Right now their database of travelers is under 5000, but more folks are signing up every day.

posted at: 06:33 | category: /Miscellaneous | link to this entry

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