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08-23-2007, 09:09 PM
I am out of town at a hotel and have a few items and tools in my hotel room. I went to a Wegmans for the first time and wow! so much good local produce. I didn't exactly shop smart but I bought a few items. I am having breakfast in the hotel and need to make something good out of what I have. You are all so great and creative, I thought maybe someone could help with a makeshift recipe.
Here is a list of my ingredients:
Arugula, baby spinach mix
3 prune plums (fresh)
Possibly lemon wedges from the continental breakfast. I think they might have them to put in lemon water.
Plastic spoon, fork, and knife
Water bottle (thought maybe I could smash something using the water bottle to mash it in a plastic cup)
I can go back to the store easily if someone has a recipe idea that might need another ingredient to round it out. My big obstacle is the lack of tools such as a food processor, blender, cutting board and metal utensils.
Thanks so much!
08-23-2007, 09:26 PM
You might consider buying a cheap paring knife. I always travel with one. Car trips that is. Wouldn't want to take one on a plane.
I can't offer you much in the way of suggestions for the foods that you have since we don't have the same tastes. But I did stay in a motel for an extended period of time on Cape Cod when I was waiting for my housing to be ready and I was able to eat all of my meals using the little fridge in my room. I sent out for salads a couple of times from a pizza place, but mostly it was made up from things I got at the grocery store. I did buy myself a single plate and bowl that I used and washed off with hot water in the sink each time. Mostly I bought things like shredded carrots (no peeled baby carrots yet in those days), cherry or grape tomatoes, grapes, a few apples, bagged salad, things that didn't require a lot of prep work.
08-23-2007, 09:32 PM
What are you looking for, mock Beef Wellington or something LOLOLOL.:o
Oh I know, you could use the hotel hairdryer as a dehydrator.:D
Nice that you found good local produce!
If there were nuts, I like to take two nuts and sandwich a date in between. If there were nuts and celery with that apple you could make a waldorf salad, and sort of a "mayo" by mushing the banana with the lemon juice and watering it down and maybe even adding a little coconut oil.
Just cut it up I say and eat it. The apples and dates probably go well together, so if you need to "cook" you could cut an apple hunk and put it into the date and chew it all together. (cinnamon would be nice with that).
I'd just eat the prune plums, they're delicious. Coconut oil is yummy so I would just eat that on a spoon or with the banana.
In the future if you needed a hotel meal with the same restrictions and plastic cutlery, I am thinking you could quite easily make guacamole. You could just eat it on cut up veggies or baby carrots you bought, as that hotel hairdryer would take a while to make crackers or tortillas for you.;)
08-23-2007, 10:03 PM
I flew here and will be at the hotel for about 4 days. A paring knife is a good idea but I am going to invest in one since I can't take it home on the plane.
Guacamole! What a great idea. I can't believe I didn't think of it. I am going to buy an avocado tomorrow.
I was craving something prepared but I think it really may be easiest to just eat simple...coconut banana mash sounds good. I just thought about nori rolls too. I could throw the lettuce and avo in a nori sheet for a burrito. Perhaps I could invent some kind of raw fruit dessert with the above ingredients. I do want to try to get some greens in. I usually get them in with my watermelon smoothie but no blender.
08-23-2007, 11:09 PM
I may be crazy, but a little bit of everything you have tossed together sounds like a salad to me!
08-23-2007, 11:47 PM
Last summer when I flew down to Florida I did take a bunch of fruit with me on the plane (carry on), and I did bring a veggie peeler and a knife. I packed it in my luggage, though, not my carry on. Both made it there and back just fine that way.
08-24-2007, 10:52 AM
Ah, I guess I could pack it in my checked luggage. I just always think of knife as a bad thing on planes. Thanks for the heads up.
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