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Old 01-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #31
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I always cook the noodles in the MW for 3 minutes and then let them sit for an hour or so. They absorb a lot of water/broth. The noodles get all huge and (to me) much more appealing.

Does anyone else let them absorb the water first, before eating them?
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #32
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I always cook the noodles in the MW for 3 minutes and then let them sit for an hour or so. They absorb a lot of water/broth. The noodles get all huge and (to me) much more appealing.

Does anyone else let them absorb the water first, before eating them?
No. I did once by accident. I didn't like them as well, but then again I don't like soggy crackers in my soup either.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #33
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I agree with those who say they are an inexpensive comfort food. I keep them on hand, but now that budget isn't my absolute primary concern, we eat them as a comfort food when we have a cold. Very little nutrition for the calories. But .... still like a cup of noodles when the world seems gray.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #34
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I agree with those who say they are an inexpensive comfort food. I keep them on hand, but now that budget isn't my absolute primary concern, we eat them as a comfort food when we have a cold. Very little nutrition for the calories. But .... still like a cup of noodles when the world seems gray.
It's the perfect food when you are sick, easily digestible calories, fluids with the salt you need for your electrolytes. I only eat it now when I am sick and not able to either keep anything down or just no appetite. Normal eating, thought, just too much sodium for my blood pressure. When you are sick, all bets are off.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #35
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Still not stocking up on 'em. I eat Lipton Chicken Noodle soup if I get a cold and don't have any homemade stock in the freezer. I think I've had the same box now for five years. I will add lemon and egg to make it into instant Greek lemon soup.
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. When you are sick, all bets are off.
You got that right!
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #37
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I always cook the noodles in the MW for 3 minutes and then let them sit for an hour or so. They absorb a lot of water/broth. The noodles get all huge and (to me) much more appealing.

Does anyone else let them absorb the water first, before eating them?
I do the exact oppposite actually. I'll boil them for only 2 mintues instead of 3 so they still have some bite.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #38
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I do the exact oppposite actually. I'll boil them for only 2 mintues instead of 3 so they still have some bite.
That's what I'm talking about!! Yum!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #39
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I buy a can of Le Seur Petite Peas. Drain and save the liquor. Place the liquor of the peas in pan. Add additional water. Place noodles, seasoning packet and a nice glob of butter in pan. Simmer until noodles are soft and plump. Add peas. Toss and mix well. (These are the only canned veggie I buy.) Very little liquid left. One packet is enough for me. When I was raising my granddaughter, I had to use two packages. Try as she might, and no matter how many times I have told her how I make them, she claims that they don't taste the same as when I make them. She is missing one ingredient. Grammies love. So when she has a strong hankering for Ramen Noodles, she comes to visit me.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:30 AM   #40
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I've had a salad with cabbage with ramen noodles before. It was pretty good.
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