My bachelor buddies have wanted me to publish my bachelor recipes for a while now so here you go guys. These are recipes that are about as fast and easy as you can get while still having some nutritional value. This is about as low-brow as food can get, but if you tend to stand over the sink eating cold beans from a can with a spoon, this will be a big step up. If you are interested in higher-end food I will post some more involved recipes later.

Mark’s Not-Too-Hot-To-Eat-Right-This-Instant Veggie Ramen

Ramen is delicious, but when it’s finished it has virtually no food value, and it’s too hot to eat immediately. This last fact is especially annoying when you are so hungry that you could die.

You will need:

  • 1 pkg ramen soup
  • frozen corn (about three handfuls)
  • frozen spinach (one ice cube sized chunk)
  • a generous handful of raw broccoli cut into small pieces
  • a small pot
  • a spoon
  • a REALLY big knife

Cook up your favorite flavor of Ramen. While the noodles are cooking you can chop the broccoli [See Tip 1]. After turning off the heat and putting in the flavor packet, drop the raw broccoli into the water. Stir the broccoli into the soup and let it sit for at least 10 seconds. Use the REALLY big knife, on a cutting board, to lop off an ice cube sized chunk from the block of frozen spinach. Avoid lopping off any fingers in the process. [See Tip 2] Add the three handfuls of frozen corn and the chunk of frozen spinach. The spinach is not enough to really affect the flavor much, but it adds some nutrition, and cools the soup down just a little bit more. Stir until everything has thawed. You now have a more or less healthy pot of soup that is the perfect temperature for immediate consumption. Pick up your spoon and eat directly out of the pot. Feel free to sit down to read or watch TV instead of eating while standing over the sink.

1) When cutting broccoli I find it easiest to cut off a small branch, turn it upside-down and cut down most of the way into the stalk. Then pull the stalk apart the rest of the way. This helps to prevent the annoying little buds from going everywhere except your food.
2) For lopping off a chunk of frozen spinach while NOT lopping off your fingers, I recommend one hand griping the handle of the knife, and the other hand open flat, pushing down on the back of the blade.