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10 more days w/o counter & water - help!


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10 more days w/o counter & water - help!

alexajord | | Feb 11, 2008 11:18 AM

As our kitchen renovation nears completion (most of it is now back in place, as opposed to the living and dining rooms), I am getting antsy - and the water has only been turned off since last Thursday!

I have NO countertops - other than a big cutting board I put on a cabinet for lunch prep. I have NO running water, including in the dishwasher: With current temperatures, I refuse to 1) wash dishes in the bathrooms and 2) wash dishes with the garden hose. So, I am a contributing member of the throw away society fro two weeks.

So it's either keep it simple and disposable, or order out. We both like to eat well (read: lowfat) and I'm a vegetarian (read: eggplant parm from the takeout joint isn't lowfat); so we'd like to avoid ordering out EVERY night.

Thinking with throw-out aluminum baking dishes, I could do a decent amount of casserole type foods. But all I can think of are red-sauce italian dishes (lasagna, manicotti, etc.), which so happens to be the easiest (almost only) takeout around us.

So I turn to you for help: Any other super-easy suggestions, with minimal use of actual pots,, pans, counter space and cutlery?

ETA: I do have every other kitchen staple, such as the stove, microwave, etc.

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