Okay, this was never meant to be here, this is purely random, and totally spontaneous. I'm being spontaneous.
This evening was nothing fancy, just 2 minute noodles. The Beef noodles being sold at OK Foods for R2-79.
As things go, Terry suggested we add something to the noodles to make them something a bit more interesting than noodles. I would have suggested steak, but if we could afford steak we wouldn't have bought noodles.
In any case I didn't feel like spending too much time on kitchenary functioning.
We eventually settled on mushrooms. it had to be tinned, 'cos I couldn't get fresh. Once in the kitchen, it was, as usual, a few onions.
(Onions are healthy and good for you. If they aren't, too bad, they are really nice on a sandwich.)
Slice onions kinda thin, and fry them up. I used just enough Holsum to coat the bottom of the pan. Done like this the onions don't get oily, but you do need to keep them moving or they catch and caremelise. When the onions are done, a teaspoonish sized lump of marmite goes in, and is mixed into the onion mess. Then add the mushrooms, juice and all.
The pan is going to steam and sizzle, ignore it, or shout right back. If you can't sing in Chinese, pretend the noodles are pasta, and sing in Italian. If you can't sing in Italian, well, anything will actually do.
While the mushroom juice is steaming away, boil the kettle for the noodles. Pour boiled water over noodles. Sing the Macaroni song. Or even Bridge over troubled waters if you remember the words. Those were the days, is also a good choice, just remember, mama aint gonna cook no more no more no more no more...
Noodles are soft, tender, and unravelled, mushroom and onion stuff is almost dry. Scoop some mushroom stuff onto the noodles and tuck in. If, at any time during the preparation of this meal you sang Sayonara, you get to use chopsticks. If you sang an English song, you get to use a fork. If you went really ethnic, and rocked along with Mama Thembu, use your hands. If you sang Italian, cut a horses head off...
What you now have in your plate is a bit of a mess, but get a loaded fork full into your mouth, and close your eyes....
Feel the worms (noodles) and slugs (mushrooms) wriggle and wiggle...