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 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2007 06:15 pm
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Onkel C

Joined: Sat Mar 24th, 2007
Location: Bonn, Germany
Posts: 508
So, let's go back about 14 years and revisit "ze Onkel" while he was still a law student and had around 5 dollars / 7,50 DM per day to live off. Small dorm, two-stove kitchenette, most of you know the drill. Miracoli was a good means to get the guts filled. The small cardboard package contains the following:

noodles (I don't dare to call it "pasta"),

double concentrated tomato paste,

the "unique" spice mix, containing wood chips (tastes like it anyway), some stock powder, oregano and dried onions.

"Parmesello" "cheese" (smells like vomit, also tastes like wood chips), no resemblance to Parmesan at all apart from the artificial name.

LOL, more like 1,5 servings.

The dish, prepared just out of the box, is too bland even for students' tastes, so you will need to sex it up a bit. I used to chop some cheap cheese and mix it all together, but additional ham, bacon, peas, pepperoni are game, too.
As the wife also had more than one share of Miracoli over her university time, she liked to pimp the dish with creme fraiche.

To go the authentic route, we went with the cheapest ingredients, too:

Prep is dead simple, a few pics on the back of the pack will do:

Basically "cook pasta, slap everything else with some water and butter into the second pot and stir":


Here's my genuine food plate from the university days, also called "the feeder":

Pimp my dish, pt.1 (the sauce will blubber and squirt, so the stove will look really messy):


Creme Fraiche variant:

Cheesy goodness:

Consume without dignity:


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 Posted: Sat Nov 24th, 2007 02:55 pm
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Joined: Sun Apr 23rd, 2006
Location: NorthEastern, Wisconsin USA
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Certainly looks as though you are enjoying it, Christian. Reminds me of the school days where I would make Spaghetti-O casserole and Ramen surprise!!

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 Posted: Sat Nov 24th, 2007 03:43 pm
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Joined: Fri May 18th, 2007
Location: Lynden, Washington USA
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Funny how you have some of the greatest memories when you are just starting out and poor. It seems you find things to do that are free or cheap. I miss the DM.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 24th, 2007 10:13 pm
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Joined: Sun Nov 11th, 2007
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Heck, I miss the (strong) DOLLAR!  What happened?

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