[Sca-cooks] Ramen-orama at the College of Blaiddwyn - OOP
Kathleen A Roberts
karobert at unm.edu
Mon Feb 1 09:11:38 PST 2010
The College of Blaiddwyn had their Winter Wolf event this
weekend. This is where they find their champions for the
year, and one of them is Blaiddwyn Provider, which is
Having won last year, I was in charge of the competition
this year. As the theme of the Provider position is the
help the poor, starving student body, it is not
necessarily a period cooking competition (although I am
happy to say that some of the students are headed in that
This year, instead of the "cook whatever you want"
approach (used last year), I decided to make it fun with a
secret ingredient announce two weeks before the event.
The secret incredient had to be used in a dish that spoke
to the heart, soul and stomach of the students. The
secret ingredient was....
RAMEN NOODLES! (swish of silk being pulled of the altar)
Apparently it was a great success despite UNM regs that
would not let us cook onsite. There were fifteen entries!
Most folks submitted multiple entries.
The dishes ranged from salad to dessert. I am sure we
would have had soup if we could have had flame. 8)
There were several ramaen slaws, one with mandarin orange
and one with ham. There were meatless ramen meatballs
(fascinating). Also, chicken curry ramen, ramen green
bean salad, ramen Italian salad, ramen clean out the
fridge at midnite salad (featuring ground beef and
doritos), ramen cookie bars (crisp and soft), ramen
butterscotch haystack cookies, ramen peanut butter cookies
and ramen smores. But the oddest was....
are you ready?
Cooked ramen noodles tossed with chocolate sauce and
topped with whipped cream.
Yep, I tasted it... not bad, but not to my taste.
The chewey ramen bar cookies won, based on an oatmeal
cookie recipe and quite delicious. It was populace
The prize was a case of ramen (to shore up the pantry
after all that experimentation), a copy of "101 Things To
Do With Ramen Noodles", and a beautiful hand made
cherrywood spoon made by one of our local woodworkers.
Good time, amazing turnout, fun... lots of fun.
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sustained him through temporary periods of joy."
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University of New Mexico
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