We used to fry bologna on the base of the oil-type popcorn popper, and make Kraft mac/cheese in a coffeepot (and ramen, too), when I lived in the dorm. I didn't know what ramen noodles were until college.
My grandpa, at the age of 98, recently discovered ramen noodles. He makes them as soup, though, and "I can get 5 for a dollar. I can't get 5 cans of Campbell's for that price".