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Old 02-12-2014, 06:43 AM
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All the preparations beforhand sounds great but if the OP is flying, I imagine they wouldn't allow her to travel with so prepacked baggies of foods and a cooler. Like what I had to do when we were in Texas. And as for it being cheaper to eat out, unless you are eating fast foods three times a day, it isn't cheaper either.

I do like the idea suggested about buying prepared foods such as frozen meals at the grocery store. Perhaps get the Sunday newspaper and cut out coupons and each of you can get your own "meal". I like the evol and Amy's frozen meals along with in the higher end grocery stores, their deli department has these dinner offerings that are pretty delicious. Like a rotisserie chicken, frozen veg and sides. Perfect meal and even cheaper than 3 or 4 of you going to a fast food joint.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:27 PM
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Are you talking about an electric tea kettle or a hot pot?

I think it's the hot pot, and maybe most posters here don't know what that is. It's a regular cooking pot, with a built-in electric burner at the bottom. Like a crock pot except it does higher temperatures, and temp is adjustable.

And the answer is: You can cook anything that you would cook in one pot at home. Including stuff you cook sequentially, e.g. make spaghetti sauce, transfer it to another container, then boil the pasta.

Maybe practice cooking in the thing before you go? Soups, stews, and stirfrys might be easiest.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:59 PM
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I think the greater issue isn't the cooking vessel itself, it's not having a pantry of spices, etc., that we usually all cook with. How to get something tasty, with the fewest ingredients.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:29 PM
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Just a tip about the in room coffee makers:

If you use it please wash it good first. A friend of mine is a flight attendant and she told me to never use it as they (flight attendants) frequently use them to wash their pantyhose and panties in.
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