on the subject of ramen, here is my favorite ramen recipe. i may be a poor college student, but that doesn't mean my cheap food has to taste cheap:
2 packages chicken ramen (only one packet of seasoning used)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 large slices of tomato, diced
1 small handfull (about 1/4 cup) of pine nuts
1 Tsp. minced garlic
basil, parsley, rosemary to taste (twice as much basil as other herbs)
cook the ramen in a pan without seasoning. drain most of the water leaving only enough to keep the noodles wet. add olive oil and one packet of seasoning mix. add tomato, pine nuts, garlic and herbs. stir well. top with parmesan cheese. serves 3.