These Noodles Were Seasoned With My Tears

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Well, I’m back.

No, really this time.

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Accidental Alfredo

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This post marks the halfway point of midterms in the MBA program. Still, if you ask me, it feels more like the second year at this point. Heck, you might notice that I don’t really do much in the way of comical pre-emblems to most of these posts anymore, but I digress. This year, I’m going super cheap with my menu choices due to my very limited budget. With that in mind, I have a surprisingly affordable recipe for Alfredo Sauce.

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A Step Above Survival Cooking

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I admit, I stole this pic from site where I modified  this recipe from. Click on the pic and it will take you to the original. 🙂

The other day, I was thinking about my little brother and how , I instinctively assume his diet consist of cereal, pop tarts and, pizza pockets. I know that isn’t true, but hey, he’s my little brother. The only time I’ve ever seen him make a meal that didn’t involve small kitchen appliances was the time he spent a couple weeks subsidizing himself on cinnamon toast. To this day, he only eats cinnamon toast when he knows I’m going to make it.  Not to mention his Mac & Cheese phase. Ugh, he’s the only person I know who actually tired to freestyle Mac & Cheese from a box because he didn’t want to read the directions. Even though that was years ago, I still assume its his ongoing cooking habit. Which is a good thing because it brings up to the point of this post:  transition away from what I like to call “survival cooking.”

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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Lethargic Soul

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Has anyone read a Dance with Dragons?

In it, there is a character by the name of Melisandre who is a sorcerous. Melisandre explains that she likes to make difficult spells appear to be cast with the greatest of ease to make herself seem impressive. I’m the opposite of that when it comes to cooking, I want you to think I struggled for hours to get that meal to your table. Which brings us to my point: the theme for this recipe is pseudo. Why? Because pseudo is a fancy word for fake and I’m pretentious. This is a chicken noodle soup recipe where the chicken and the soup are optional. It’s also a chicken noodle soup recipe that only takes about 30 minutes or so. This is important because chicken noodle soup made completely from scratch could take hours make.

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Vaguely Asian Ramen Soup

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I fell in love with this recipe the second time I made it. Every Sunday or Monday, I make three or four main dishes to last the rest of the week. With this one, I had made it and then immediately put it into the refrigerator without even really tasting it. Flash forward three days later, it was late, I had just gotten home from the gym, I was tired, hunger, and not in the mood. Ten minutes after I put the noodles on to cook, I was sitting down to a full meal. Again, this one is slightly adapted from BGSK.

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Low Maintenance Linguine Primavera


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I have not been in the mood to do much cooking lately. Between law school, my part time job, studying for the GMATs and completing my essays for the MBA application, I’m only interested in quick recipes with refrigeration power. That is why I love this recipe and the ones I’m going to introduce over the next few weeks. From start to finish, this really did only take me about 35 minutes to make. It might take you a little longer  the first time around, but it will still make enough pasta to last for a few days. If you combine it with roasted chicken, it will last even longer.

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