Sunday evening 10pm, it was late, I was exhausted after coming back from the theatre, I hadn’t had dinner, and I wasn’t particularly hungry but needed something to eat. Strangely I wasn’t in the mood for my regular instant noodles either. The small packets felt too small and the large packets felt too large. I was also quite dehydrated and the normally overly salty noodles didn’t appeal to me right at that point in time.
I made something up. Starting with a small pot of boiling water, I put some frozen spinach, basics frozen shrimp and some fish balls in, when this came up to boil I stirred in half a teaspoon of marmite, and put one cake of noodles in. (1 cake was about half a normal meal.. I normally budget 2 cakes / person.. but i wasn’t very hungry). The finished product was homely, cozy and simple. Better than instant noodles, better than a takeaway and definitely better than a kebab. Way to safe money and eat more healthily eh?