I wanted to let you all in on a little secret. I never really cooked until about two years ago.
My family was one of those families that didn't believe in "sit-down" meals. Very rarely would we all eat a meal together. Usually someone made a big pot of spaghetti or hamburger helper and we helped ourselves when we felt hungry.
In mosts cases we referred to ourselves as "grazers," just eating whatever was around.
I grew up being not very picky about food since I would have to eat what there was or not eat. Also, I learned how to eat on a budget since my family didn't have a lot of money. (my parents are both public school teachers)
Because of this, I learned a great deal about a few kinds of food.
1. boxed dinners: Macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, etc.
2. sandwiches: there was a time in my life when my two favorite sandwich fillings were butter and katchup (but not on the same sandwich). I now consider myself to be a master of the grilled cheese
3. Ramen: I can't tell you how many things I made up with ramen. I loved it. I still love it. Alhamdulillah it is so cheap because I don't know what I would do if it were expensive.
So I thought that, along with my cultural forays into food, I would include some cheap/easy/fast foods as well. They will mostly center around ramen because that is the quintessential cheap, easy, fast food.
I promise you wont be able to look at ramen in the same way again.