A Wednesday Catch Up and Ramen Noodles
Ah, man, I looked at the clock, and I was like -- oh no, is it that late already? I have a lot of people who ask if this is my busiest time of year, and it's not, but it is, you know? I had a big Cyber Monday sale, so I have two reams of paper's worth of invoices to pull and pack, and ONE more exclusive for the year that I will release over the weekend, I think.
Thanks to those of you who have been posting pictures of your progress on Margaret. It's such a lovely little sampler, and y'all are doing great! So, if you're making headway, please post pics, and if you're cheating on Margaret to work on something else, post that as well.
I just talked to my friend Sue, and we were laughing over those old-timey recipes like dump cakes, where you just dump cake mix, and like pie filling, and butter and stuff all in a cake pan, bake it, and eat it. There are all kinds of recipes (like Velveeta FUDGE) that sound strange, but are actually really good. If you don't have any progress to share, are there any recipes you make that SOUND bizarre, but in reality are delicious?
I'll share mine here, and I haven't made it for a while. It's a ramen noodle salad made with cabbage and sunflower seeds. You DO NOT COOK the ramen noodles. I used to take it to potlucks and family gatherings, and it's one of those things that you do not want to eat. But then you do, and you want seconds (and thirds). This one is best if eaten the same day. The uncooked noodles are crunchy, and the longer this sits in the fridge, the soggier they get.
Ramen Noodle Salad:
1/2 cabbage, sliced very thinly
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 pkg. CHICKEN ramen noodles -- crush the noodles with your hands, save the packet of flavor
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Chicken flavor packet from ramen
Stir everything together. This gets better if it can sit for a little bit. This is crunchy, sweet, salty, and very midwestern.
Have a good couple of days! I'll check back in on Friday! - Theresa