Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hotel Home Cookin’ (Part 3)

Now that you’ve arrived. There are a few more things to do.

First, unpack any items that you want to keep extra cold into a fridge (if you have one).

You will also want to take out whatever you want to eat that evening or the next evening. Thaw it in the cooler or fridge. Frozen food doesn’t do well. If it’s mostly thawed it’s best!

I like having an electric tea kettle to boil water for soup or oatmeal. The microwave works but is pretty slow… You can also use it for coffee or tea in the morning.

Some days you may want to take snacks or lunch with you and not return to the room in the afternoon. If you are packing things that can be smashed or crushed, place them in a plastic container with a lid to put in your back pack or bag. This works great for pb & j sandwiches, too!

Don’t forget to bring drinks (preferably bottled water) whenever you leave the room!

I recommend starting your dinner in the crock pot when you go back to the room for lunch. This could present a challenge if you are not planning on going back to the room for lunch, but are bringing it with you instead.

If my dinner was still slightly thawed, I would put the crock pot on high. If it was completely thawed or was going to be heating for a long time, I set it to low.

Coming back to the lovely smell of a hot home cooked meal is so nice after a fun and busy day!

Wash any dirtied dishes as soon as your meal is done. If you’ve brought mostly disposable, it shouldn’t take long and they will be SO MUCH easier than if you let them sit.

Enjoy all your work and just think about all the money you saved!

If you have any questions or have any great tips to share, please post them in a comment!

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