Post # 1
Okay bees, I need all of you creative cookers! DH and I are living without a kitchen and any appliances for at least another month while we renovate a house built in the 1890s. Literally all we have is a mini fridge (no freezer) and a little square skillet/spatula. We have 1 tupperware container and plastic silverware/paper plates. I have one sharp knife and a can opener. I’m in my third trimester so we’re trying to avoid eating out/excessive salt…
What recipes can we make? Do you have any favorite, easy, one dish recipes? We’re trying to avoid making huge portions in order to not have leftovers!
Post # 3
One thing that came to my mind right away is to make tacos or taco salad. That would only involve fresh ingredients (shells or chips, ground beef, seasoning, salsa, lettuce, tomato, cheese) and be simple to put together in any quantity you want.
You could cook spaghetti in the skillet by putting the pasta in with water, cook it, drain, add sauce and ground beef.
Get some pre-cooked and portioned chicken breast (it even comes canned), frozen veggies, and make a stir-fry in the skillet with some soy sauce and olive oil.
Post # 5
There’s so much you can do with minute rice! Their website has plenty of one dish recipes (hope you like rice). Here’s an example:
Quick, easy, and tasty
Post # 6
Tacos, wraps, etc. came to my mind as well.
Post # 7
Pretzel chicken- liked fried chicken, but use pretzels instead of bread crumbs.
Post # 8
Any kind of hash with potatoes. They won’t need to be refrigerated until after you cook them, and you can always grab some fresh veggies or something on your way home from work so they don’t take up fridge space while you wait to cook them.
Peel/cube some taters, fry them in the bacon fat (I’m assuming you’d use bacon but you could use any kind of meat that will produce a littl grease), and then add some peppers/onions toward the end. Maybe top with some cheese 🙂
Post # 9
Bacon makes me think of bacon and eggs – breakfast for dinner. Omelets are also easy.
Post # 10
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, you can find all sorts of variations for this very common dish online.
Post # 11
@Pearberry: That sounds interesting do you dunk the chicken in egg before you dip it in the pretzels?
Post # 12
Mac-and-cheese with tomato
Stir-fry – rice, chicken/beef/sausage with veggies
Pasta with sauce – ravioli
Sausage, peppers, onions – eat over rice or in sub rolls
Grilled cheese with tomato, or other toasted (in the pan) cheesy sandwich melts
Pancakes, eggs, bacon, breakfast sausages
Soup – they make ‘meal soup’ frozen from Bertolli, or pop-tab cans (Progresso)
Chicken breasts with cream of mushroom soup
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Post # 14
I swear, this thread is making me so hungry!
Post # 15
I can almost feel your pain. We’re moving but our gas won’t be turned on for at least another week! Long story. So basically we’re surviving on grilling, griddle-ing, and crockpots for a while. We have a full size fridge (freezer included), thankfully.
Post # 16
@Sunfire: You too? My stomach growled reading all the suggestions. Yummm.