Two huge announcements for you guys! Number one, we have a refrigerator. Yes! Finally. After three weeks without, we finally have a fridge. No thanks to Sears. Also, Lowe’s, you definitely got yourself a customer for life! Next day delivery for the win!
Second big announcement, I have a 3-year-old!
A friggen 3-year-old!!!! Can you believe it? I can’t. Thinking back to when the doctors placed him in my arms has me feeling all the feels. I cannot even imagine what it will be like when this little rascal goes off to preschool. Oh brother! Send wine and chocolate because the littler one turns one on Saturday. Waaaahhhhh! What is happening? And, can I stay the same age?
Like I said, send wine and chocolate!
Before the big fridge breakdown of 2016, I cooked up a big batch of this ramen recipe. I started it because all my produce was going bad with no place to keep it cool. I also knew that soup would keep a little longer, I could pawn it off on people, and I could freeze a bunch. Winter without a freezer stash of soups and chilis is not a winter! Hibernation season!
I have never been a big pho and ramen kind of person.
I fell in love with pho when I finally made it from scratch. Pho and ramen are fun dishes because you put all the time into the broth and then top it with a bunch of different foods/garnishes. No two bowls are the same. This ramen is made with Top Ramen noodles because, why not?!?!
For these bowls of ramen, I went with a homemade mushroom stock, soft-boiled eggs, shredded carrot, microgreens, green onion, and the best part in my opinion, tons of crispy cooked mushrooms. My years of vegetarianism made me looooove mushrooms. I could eat them every day. Raw or cooked!
The thing I love most about soups and chilis is that they go well with a good beer. (Shameless plug)! Which reminds me. If you are not watching my Batch Sesh episodes on Snapchat and Instagram Stories, what are you waiting for? This past weekend we talked about a wonderful seasonal ale from 21st Amendment called Fireside Chat. How seasonally awesome does that sound? I will try to remind you guys to watch this weekend. Probably Sunday night because, like I said, I will be having an emotional breakdown on Saturday when Jack turns one.
In closing, make ramen. Cry into ramen about how old your babies are. Feel comforted by said ramen. Then drink beer with me on Snapchat.