This is my kid's absolute favorite dish. This is what they request even for their birthday meal. It's Mexican comfort food. It was one of my favorites growing up and still is. I often get requests for the recipe. It has evolved somewhat over the years. This is how I make it now:
Mexican Comfort Food Fideo. You can also add a can of ranch style beans and/or a pound of ground beef. I add both and have enough left over to feed the family lunch and another dinner. It's a simple recipe and changes based on the region or city. Some people add in black olives or jalapenos. A box of vermaceli is about 0.13 - 0.38 cents so it can be a really cheap meal.