I always make a large vat of these since they're lovely to pick at in the fridge. Plus, although they're easy to make, you do need quite a few ingredients - and this holds true whether you're making a small or big batch, so you may as well go all out. I buy ready-cooked egg noodles from the supermarket, which make these even faster to fix.
Spend rainy afternoons in your own teahouse. I love the idea of creating a tiny getaway in your own backyard — somewhere you can sneak off to, even during a storm, and sip tea while the rain pours down. Leaving two walls (or all four) open offers the shelter of a roof but the romance of being outside.