Saturday night one of my roommates had a craving for beef udon.
We had none. The other of the roommates is sick – my room is in the basement and I have been woken up by her coughing.
So I went to the store, because Safeway’s online ordering service indicated they had beef udon. It did not. (I have since learned it may in fact be refrigerated, not either dry like Top Ramen, or frozen, and I may have needed to look elsewhere.)
I thought for a bit. Well, I said to myself. There’s udon noodles. And… hm. there’s beef broth…
You can see where this is going, I’m sure.
I got some very thinly sliced top round steak, and went home.
Beef broth in pot, heated up. Steak cut into small bits and tossed into broth to cook in there. Then the noodles tossed in.
About ten minutes later, there was a respectable beef udon-a-like, and my roommate was happy.
Next time I think I’ll see if I can do other things to make it a bit closer to the idea. But it was a moment of inspiration and I think it worked out well.
So: I now can apparently made beef udon. Go me.
Another example of my problem-solving skills, I think.