Okay, there are perfectly valid reasons to dine out, like celebrating. But “I don’t feel like cooking,” “I didn’t get anything out,” or “I don’t have a kitchen!” are not. I am currently undertaking a personal no-dining-out challenge under some rather extreme circumstances.
Three days ago, I packed up everything in my kitchen. All the plates, bowls, cups, silverware, pots, and pans. It’s all boxed up in anticipation of today’s moving out. However, due to a rather long story, we won’t be moving into our new place until the first. For the two weeks in between, we will be staying in a motel. I will have at my disposal a mini-fridge and a microwave. Aside from that, I will have the contents of my refrigerator and pantry, a stack of paper plates and plastic utensils, a couple Tupperware containers, and my trusty George Foreman grill.
That sounds like the perfect excuse to eat out every meal. After all, what can I make without a stove or oven?
Can you cook without a stove?
Quite a lot thank you.Between the microwave and the grill, I can make a variety of meals to eat. I can easily go 2 weeks without resorting to “reruns”
Here is a short list of things that can be cooked in the microwave just fine.
- Scrambled eggs
Of course, you can also add the occasional canned soup or TV dinner for added variety.
George Foreman grill
The “lean, mean, fat-reducing, grilling machine” is even more versatile.
- Hot dogs
- Grilled cheese
- Snack Wraps
This is just a short list of some of the things you can make without a stove. If I had thought to keep the slow-cooker out, I could have made homemade soups, chili, pork loin, and even whole roast chicken!
So if I’m going to be doing all that from a motel room with no stove, there really is no excuse to be spending money by dining out.
While undertaking this no-dining-out challenge, I am partnering with Saving Advice to offer a $100 giveaway, called the snowflake giveaway. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below:
How many meals can you cook without a refrigerator?