Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Taste of Americana, Part I

Last week at Coop I discovered the Noodle Bowl. I don't know if this is a new product or not, but it caught my eye since it was one of the few items in the meat section that was actually under SFr 5 thanks to the 50% discount. Since the Noodle Bowl could be cooked in under 5 minutes and required only dumping the ingredients in a pan, it fit my old American cooking requirements and I was excited to revel in such fine dining possibility once again.

So I made it. It was quick. It was easy. And...and then I just couldn't eat it. While I would have enjoyed this chicken satay meal three years ago, I couldn't eat it last week. And Switzerland is to blame. For over two years now, the country has forced me to buy fresh food almost every single day and cook from scratch. And now I've arrived at the point of no return.

Last night, my mother-in-law called just as I was in the middle of making risotto with fresh vegetables and cheese. When I told her what I was cooking, she sounded kind of revolted as only an American could. "Well, I'm having KFC for lunch right now," she said, clearly much happier with her eating option. And the thing is, I wasn't even jealous.


naechstehaltestelle said...

Just so you don't feel bad, those noodle bowls are pretty nasty. I mean, they'll fill you up, which I think is the point, but it's far better to cook yourself a tasty meal than to just pop one of those in anyway.

naechstehaltestelle said...

That being said, I would destroy some KFC right about now.

Chantal said...

Can't agree with you on the KFC, but yes, the noodle bowls are not recommended! Especially at the normal price of 7,50!


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