Fill a small saucepan with just enough water to cook the noodles in. While it's heating, toss in some pieces of leftover cooked meat if you want, it'll flavor the water somewhat. (Throw away the noodle seasoning packet, you won't need it.) Add the noodles to the water as it just begins to boil and leave them to cook.
Put the condensed soup in a microwave-safe bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and put it in the microwave for 3 minutes.
When the soup is finished heating, dip the noodles and meat pieces out of the water they're cooking in and stir them into the soup, adding enough of the cooking water to get it to a consistency you like, less for the thicker 'casserole-like' version as shown in the photo or use use more liquid for a thinner soup.
By Mary LaCaze from Mountain Pine, AR