Read an Excerpt
Creamy Beef and Broccoli Noodles
3/4 pound beef sirloin, cubed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 onion, cut in wedges
2 cups broccoli pieces
1 can (10.75 ounces) cream of broccoli soup, condensed
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 packages beef ramen noodles, with seasoning packets
In a frying pan, brown beef with garlic powder until done. Stir in onion and broccoli. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender. Add soup, water, and soy sauce. Simmer 10 minutes.
Cook noodles in water according to package directions and drain. Add seasoning packets. Serve beef mixture over warm noodles. Makes 2 servings.
Ramen Trail Mix
3 packages ramen noodles, any flavor
15 small sticks beef jerky, cut into small pieces
1/2 pound dried apricots, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries, or bananas
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
Break noodles into a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Makes 12 cups.
For a more traditional trail mix, omit the beef jerky and fruit. Add 1 pound plain M&Ms, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup sunflower seeds, and 3 cups granola cereal to broken up noodles and stir.
*Any dried fruit combination may be substituted.