So we did the math, and it turns out we're gonna owe the IRS $1,800 this year. Combine that with the $1,500 we spent at the Doggie Emergency Room over the weekend because our dogs got into a pack of dog-toxic chewing gum, and you get a bucketful of budget. Budgets equal a whole lotta ramen noodle dinners. But hey, in times like these you can exercise your creativity. Like, what can I add to my 25 cent noodles tonight to make them taste different than they did yesterday? 98 cent frozen veggies, that's what.