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What meals can you make in a hotel room with only a kettle?

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nevergoogledragonbutter Sat 22-Jan-11 16:24:14

DH staying in a travelodge or premierinn on summink next week.

He needs ideas other than pot noodle.

Apparently there's a tescos nearby.

What would you eat? For 10 days!

oxocube Tue 25-Jan-11 20:27:25

really winewithme? Amazing! What a fab idea! I wonder if it was invented by someone stuck in a travel lodge for 2 weeks grin

ItsAllaBitDeathlyQuiet Tue 25-Jan-11 20:33:21

Get him to bring a small George Forman type grill. Use it near the window. Steak/chicken breast/sandwiches/paninis/sausages/filled pittas etc etc.

Should be do-able on a tight budget.

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 25-Jan-11 20:40:51

he's thinking of cooking sausages in the cigarette lighter. poke it in, cook it, take a bite, put it back in. repeat. grin

NorbertDentressangle Tue 25-Jan-11 20:44:59

I love some of the ideas on here. Very Alan Partridge-esque grin.

Im wondering how you could use hair straighteners.....maybe you could slowly slide them along a rasher of bacon wink

Furball Tue 25-Jan-11 20:50:09

order in a take away, loiter in reception for it.

Furball Tue 25-Jan-11 20:50:29

norbert grin

Junction3 Tue 25-Jan-11 20:55:21

You could probably do a panini in some straighteners.

NorbertDentressangle Tue 25-Jan-11 20:57:02

You'd still need to paint the 'authentic' black lines on the panini with something though....maybe some curling tongs?

Junction3 Tue 25-Jan-11 20:57:18

You could do hot dogs in the kettle, but your team might taste funny in the morning.

He could buy a steamer and have salmon, potatoes and veg.

Junction3 Tue 25-Jan-11 20:57:46

Erm .... that's tea obviously, not team grin.

Junction3 Tue 25-Jan-11 21:00:20

I think the side of the iron might do the panini tramlines grin.

TrillianAstra Tue 25-Jan-11 21:04:49

Have a pot noodle, then wedge the pot noodle pot in the top of the kettle and scramble eggs in it.

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 25-Jan-11 21:20:42

Liking the straighteners on the bacon, not that i'm going to offer my straighteners for it.
I've genuinely suggested a slow cooker. That wouldn't set the fire alarm off would it?

I bet the babyliss big hair would make a mean scrambled egg.

senua Tue 25-Jan-11 21:28:52

If you go to an Outdoors shop they have all sorts of sachet-meals for campers. Not cheap, though.

TrillianAstra Tue 25-Jan-11 22:03:38

You can definitely boil eggs in a kettlee, keep button pressed down for 3 mins, easy.

Easier to have main meal at lunchtime and sandwiches in evening though. Poor DH alone bored and penniless in a hotel room. Does he have internet?

ItsAllaBitDeathlyQuiet Tue 25-Jan-11 22:36:03

He could constantly ring down to say it's too cold so they up the heating and cook rashers on the radiator?

He could use the toothbrush mug to poach an egg in the kettle? Iron some toast?


HAIRDRYER! He could eh..

.. dry his underwear with it, thereby saving cash for real food?

OR! Or, he could wile away the hours by making his own pasta and drying it (with hairdryer) and selling it at a massive profit as artisan handmade pasta.

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 25-Jan-11 23:17:21

i asked if the shower was hot enough to steam some salmon on the towel rail at the end of the shower, but apparently the shower is a bit crap.

AnyFuleKno Tue 25-Jan-11 23:23:21

baked beans and a lighter? Cook one bean at a time. A slow but satisfying meal!

MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 25-Jan-11 23:27:06

Does the travelodge have a garden for a disposable barbecue?

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 25-Jan-11 23:44:38

poor thing, he says he's not ready to see the funny side.
i, on the other hand, am. grin

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 26-Jan-11 00:28:05

Oh dear oh dear oh dear grin

PMSL at slowly sliding hair straighteners along a rasher of bacon Norbert.

nevergoogledragonbutter Thu 27-Jan-11 18:59:44

He's made some friends and going out for pizza tonight. smile

wukter Thu 27-Jan-11 19:05:59

Cig lighter Sausage is genius

If he's determined to have salmon, he could wrap a fillet in tin foil, boil kettle, take lid off and balance the parcel over it. He could use the hair dryer to keep the button of the kettle down.

SkipToTheEnd Thu 27-Jan-11 19:26:21

If the heating is on in his room tell him to leave a can of beans or soup on it during the day - should be warm enough by the evening.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 27-Jan-11 19:43:10

Now he's made some friends is he going to invite them round to his room for dinner one evening.

I bet his menu would be the talk of the Travel Lodge and/or training course grin

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