Cold weeknights often call for a piping hot bowl of soup or ramen. These kinds of weeknights do not call for prepping stock from scratch and hours spent in the kitchen. On these nights, I’m looking for a quick and easy alternative, preferably one that does not involve a trip to the market. It’s time to scrounge through the pantry and gather up some stuff that would be tasty together. Mission accomplished! I gathered all of the above plus some dried crushed pepper and chili oil and we had a deliciously simple and fast dinner.