Getting back to the food, my kids have been pushing me to come up with a ramen noodle cookbook since I have long been fond of coming up with creative uses for these cheapo noodles…

So, here’s the first one.

Lemon, tomato, parmesan noodles

Boil a kettle (or pot) of water. Meanwhile, slice up a tomato and chop a clove of garlic as fine as you can (or mash it in a garlic press) and then chop into it a large pinch of salt. Alternatively, if you intend to use the MSG-laden flavor packet, chop that in instead. I personally throw the flavor packets away.

Get a large bowl, put the garlic/salt or garlic/flavor packet mixture in, put the tomato on top and add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Crush the noodles up inside their plastic packet and then put them on top. When the water boils, pour about two to two and a half cups of water on and make sure the noodles are immersed. Let it sit for three minutes, stirring a couple of times. Sprinkle all over a tablespoon and a half of grated parmesan and stir it all in. Enjoy!