My first training in the art of quick and tasty, yet unhealthy meal preparation was provided by my father. When mom was tired of cooking or out for the night, it was dad’s turn to cook and that meant one thing (because I think there was only one option)…toasted cheese sandwiches and Campbell’s tomato soup! After getting married, I observed that my father-in-law has a similar talent for fixing meals quickly through the use of the microwave and frozen TV dinners. I assume that most fathers have a similar ability.
Since the family was on the verge of collapse due to hunger, I went to the pantry and sought the help of my tried and true companion, the food that has supported nearly every college student, a food that must be nutritious ’cause how could so many college students subsist on it for 4 years without there being any serious and lasting health problems, the always quick and easy to prepare: Top Raman! Luckily, I bought a case from Costco, which has served my family well for many years. Although the expiration date showed August 2008, it cooked up just fine and tasted…well…like Raman. To top it off, I nuked several hotdogs and dinner was served. Judging by Adelle’s reaction, I know that this has become my signature daddy dish.