Part Three

As promised, we resume the backlog of information. Sorry, this still isn’t the last of it!

Once we had a fence, then we needed to get the house itself a lot more functional. First, we built a small deck with an enclosure for laundry (there was no room in the house). The deck is built on 6 2x4s sunk in concrete. The plumber/electrician installed everything for the washer and dryer for us, better safe than sorry when both of those things are involved.



Farrah got to be the first to enjoy the deck experience.


Getting close…




Then we got a great deal buying all of our used appliances together; Washer, Dryer, and…


….Oven! I was so tired of microwaving and toasting all of my meals.

I had a roll of cookie dough just waiting for this moment, along with a couple swordfish steaks.

Speaking of preparing all meals in a microwave, while I was without an oven I did quite a bit of experimenting with my microwave.

I will share with y’all my favorite “recipe” I discovered during this time – remember though, microwave oven times DO vary!

It is very cheap, tasty, and filling. I find 2 eggs creates the best balance and serves two quite effectively but you can use 1-3 eggs for this and the instructions would be the same.



You will Need:

  • A Microwave
  • A medium to large sized microwave-safe  bowl (* a covered dish works best)
  • Something to cover your bowl*
  • 1 Packet Ramen (any flavor you prefer)
  • 1-3 eggs (Optional)
  • Water


Break apart your ramen brick in your bowl or place it in your bowl whole if you prefer long noodles, fill your bowl with just enough water to float all of your noodles (about 1” deep).

Cover your bowl and place it in the microwave. Microwave for 3 minutes.

Remove bowl from microwave, stir noodles to break them apart. Add flavoring packet to your tastes. (Be careful not to burn your tongue if testing the broth)

Crack your preferred amount of eggs on top making sure not to break your yolks.

Cover your bowl again, make sure the cover is very secure this time or the eggs will not cook correctly. Microwave an additional 2 minutes.

Leave in microwave 1 min for the eggs to set. If eggs still appear slightly runny or undercooked for your preference, cook an additional 30 seconds until they are properly poached.

Enjoy! It may not look the best or photograph all that well but I can’t get enough of the stuff, especially when using very fresh eggs. It is like a noodle soup, egg drop soup, and poached eggs all in one meal.


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