Friday, April 20, 2012

Need Your Advice: Microwaved Food

I need your help, readers! I have a dilemma about where to stay if we get to travel with my husband. He's been going to Wyoming for work a lot and we miss him! If he's not physically there, he's here in town working until midnight, which pretty much sucks. So we are hoping to convince his boss that it's a great idea for his family to be with him for 3 weeks. You know, for moral support and all that. Because he's getting burnt out, people.

So here's where you come in. The "ranches" out there are too expensive, but they have kitchens. There's a cabin for $225/night that will barely sleep all of us and has NO TV or WIFI! I love the homey feel and can live without TV, but come on!

Then there's the Holiday Inn Express ... with a pool, so that would kill some time. And a nice deluxe suite for only $125/night. The catch is that it only has a microwave and a mini fridge for food.

I'm thinking hot dogs, PB&J, Ramen noodles, shopping often since I only have a teeny fridge. I'll have to bring my own bowls and Tupperware and utensils.

I'm looking for more creative ideas for eating microwaved and refrigerated foods. Please help!


  1. Flying or driving?. If driving you could bring a toaster oven. You can cook mini pizzas and stuff like that

  2. We redid our kitchen ourselves and lived for entire summer with a temporary kitchen, consisting of a microwave, toaster oven, crockpot and George Foreman grill. If you're able to bring appliances like that three weeks will be a breeze!

  3. Driving! I like the idea of a toaster oven. I'll have to hit Craigslist or just get one there cheap and leave it there, you know. We don't have a lot of space in the van and have to pack super-light!

  4. veggies! perfect for microwaving—just a little water.
    soup, either boxed or canned
    fresh fruit (raw)
    dried fruit
    oatmeal (packets); dried fruit for topping
    —Sally G

  5. And talk to you I will...first, I love, love, love HIExpress, the bfasts are de-lish! So, that's covered! The coffee is awesome and the cinnamon rolls are to-die-for!! Its my most FAVE place to stay when a hotel is needed!

    Okay, on to food!

    Bfast is totally covered, so that leaves snacks, lunch and dinner.

    Snacks-seasonal fresh fruit or veggie (seasonal will usually have the best sale price)

    Lunch-if children will eat pb&j for 3 weeks...GO FOR IT!!
    -leftovers in microwave

    Dinner-pick your families SIX most fave easy dinners, write out a grocery list, take it with you

    If you can buy an electric skillet or take one w/you, that would be awesome. You could brown meat for nachos or tacos or a noodle n meat get the idea.

    I do not own a microwave...most of the food you buy to put in there is loaded w/icky food additives and TONS of sodium! A great ramen alternative: rice noodles w/chicken bouillon, throw in a bag of frozen mixed veggies and a little meat (1/2lb).

    The mini-frig will hold the meat, cheese, and whatever fruits or veggies you may need to frig.

    Okay, that's all...I've practically written a novella in the comments section.

    Love You!!

    Andrea :)


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