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culinary ventures in hotel kitchenettes

MrsBridges | Nov 29, 201411:12 AM     12

A pending divorce and last-minute collapse of a condo deal has left me with a gap between departing the marital home and establishing my new home. I have been fortunate to find an "aparthotel," as temporary lodgings for me and my daughter. It's quite a nice studio apartment with a "kitchenette" that's on par with many apartment kitchens and that is stocked with pots, knives, etc. Not top of the line items, of course, but adequate for our purposes. It's not much smaller than the kitchen in the apartment I will move into in 10 days. Without actually crunching numbers, I believe that the extra cost of the "aparthotel" will pay for itself by saving money on dining out.

I plan to cook typical weeknight dinners, but I'm intrigued by the possibility of really making the most of my temporary kitchen. I like the challenges of stretching limited resources and making a real home-cooked meal where dump-and-stir type convenience meals are possibly the norm. So, what have other CHers cooked in small hotel kitchens?

Another advantage: I'm staying in an area with lots of Asian and Middle Eastern groceries! I have to keep reminding myself that this is not a vacation, and that we have work and school as usual!

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