Years ago I rented an apartment. Walking past a neighbor's front porch one day, I noticed a plastic water bottle that was different from any other water bottle I had ever seen because it was full of Ramen noodles! One of the roofers there that day must have brought it for his lunch and set it there in the sun to keep warm.
How clever! Right? It was one of those things that makes you ask, "Why didn't I think of that?".
Well, I didn't either, but I have remembered it and appreciate it for its simplicity and cleverness. And I just really enjoy the image of the noodles in the bottle!
It is easy to prepare in less than five minutes, but it is something you would want to get ready in the morning before work to eat during your lunch break or at the earliest for a mid-morning snack because the noodles need time to soak up the water.
So, follow these simple steps to make your own water bottle Ramen noodles.
You will need:
1 package of Ramen noodles
quart size plastic storage bag
liquid measuring cup
Step 1: Empty Water Bottle
Start with an empty water bottle.
Step 2: Bag Dry Noodles
Place the dry noodles in a quart sized plastic storage bag.
Step 3: Crush the Noodles
Break apart the noodles inside the bag.
Step 4: Transfer Noodles to Measuring Cup
Transfer noodles from plastic bag into a measuring cup that has a spout that will allow you to pour evenly.
Step 5: Pour Noodles Into Water Bottle
Wrap one hand around the very top of the water bottle to act as a sort of funnel to help get the noodles in as you pour them from the measuring cup. Pour slowly to avoid spilling.
Step 6: Add Vegetable and Spice Packets
Use the funnel to pour the vegetable and spice packets into the bottle.
Step 7: Pour in Water
Fill the measuring cup with about two cups of hot water. Pour water into bottle.
Step 8: Shake, Shake, Shake
Gently shake the bottle to distribute spices. Then top off with water.
Step 9: Let the Sun Heat Your Noodles
Set the water bottle in the sun while you work outside or even in the hot car while you work inside to warm up your lunch.
Step 10: Squeeze Bottle to Eat
Squeeze the top of the bottle to eat the noodles.