Even when you are an obsessive cook/baker, sometimes you just want to call delivery instead. And when that isn't an option because your stomach is digesting itself, something quick is required.
Yes, I do eat instant noodle once in a blue moon... *sigh*
As a kid, I used to love eating the noodle right out of the bag as a snack. My mom didn't let me do that too often because she would say "It is bad for you!"
Unfortunately, she was right, as always. Have you ever looked at the nutrition information? Urgh...
So now as an adult, I would "doctor" the noodle to make myself feel better. And I think my artery thanks me.
I use only half a bag of noodle, and put lots of vegetables. And instead of using the soup powder, I would use chicken broth instead.
Get the broth boiling, throw in some tomatoes and string beans like I did, or basically almost any vegetable (I like using tomatoes because they add a tangy taste to the broth)
When it boils again, throw in the noodles, swirl around to loosen up the strands for a minute and pour everything in a bowl.
How many minutes did that take? Five at most.
Slurp it all up. Relax, and pour yourself a glass of red.