Our youngest grandson is in the habit of only wanting to eat “noodles” at our house. It’s a tradition. By “noodles”, he means Ramen. He likes “noodles with trees”, which means Ramen with the seasoning packet mixed in, the “trees” being the green bits of seasoning. How those bitty bits got to be “trees”, I don’t know, but they are.
ANYWAY, the other day, he didn’t eat all the noodles I made, and the leftover noodles sopped up the leftover broth and it just wasn’t appetizing. But would I toss it out? Oh, no, I wouldn’t! I make a frittata.
The Kitchn has a method, but OF COURSE I can’t do it quite the way they say I’m s’pozta. Mostly, yes.
No meat, for one thing. I minced carrots, celery, and mushrooms and cooked them in olive and sesame oil, then mixed them with the noodles. Put all that back in the pan and poured lightly beaten egg over it.The Kitchn says to put it in the oven to bake, but I don’t have a baking skillet, so I flipped it. I might also have put a lid on to make a makeshift Dutch oven.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes something out of a “worthless” scrap.