Failure isn't necessarily failing, it's learning how not to do things that way. That said, in my family's attempt at creating low-sodium, MSG and TBHQ-free chicken ramen noodles, my daughter Arlaux and I followed the recipe I found to the letter and found it damn near inedible and wound up in the trash. The second batch, which we tweaked quite a bit, however, came closer. Our goal is to create a method with which even someone as culinarily-challenged as my son The Toad can come home from school and, within five minutes, be sucking down a bowl of noodles instead of grazing on a bag of chips the way a horse straps on a feed bag.
Why, you might ask, are we going through so much trouble? Because chicken ramen noodles are awesome.
Stay tuned for further details.