These are the kind of directions I like best – once you’ve followed all the other instructions to make your instant soup in a mug, the last direction is to ‘sit back, relax, and enjoy’!
Much as I love cooking from scratch, occasionally I also love the very un-natural taste of processed packet food – especially packet macaroni and cheese, made with a bright orange powder reminiscent of the colour left on your fingers after eating cheesy Wotsits. Or tomato packet soup, red and thick and a real comforting blast from the past from childhood.
I love the real home-made stuff too, but at different times and for different reasons – growing up in the seventies with a mum who is the first to admit she’s not the world’s best cook, reconstituted packet food was often the tastiest food we ate! 🙂