Omg, can I just say that I am super exhausted. My boyfriend and I went on a very short trip to California from Stockholm, Sweden for 6 days. We got back yesterday afternoon and were forced to remove everything from our kitchen, including the fridge and freezer, and hallway, in order to prepare for the kitchen renovation that all of the apartments are getting in our area.
I didn't sleep for like over 30 hours, since I cannot sleep on flights. It was not a pretty sight watching my boyfriend, flatmate and I, moving everything out of the kitchen. We were not happy campers, lol. But now I have slept a solid 10 hours so I am good.
Now, I am sitting on my couch drinking some coffee. They went to work, and I just finished getting to rest of the stuff out of the kitchen and hallway. But now I am looking around, thinking about how we don't have any room to cook, or walk around for that matter. And we only get one hot plate ( no oven, no microwave) to cook with, and we have to wash our dishes in the bathtub. Ew.
So, I'm thinking, despite how unsustainable it is, I am going to go buy a bunch of paper plates, cups and plastic utensils to minimise the amount of dishes for the next three weeks (omg, three weeks is a long time, as I am typing, I am having a mini heart attack!). My flatmate and boyfriend think we don't need that and they will wash all their plates and stuff themselves, but considering that I have been living with them and I know them, they are not the best at washing their dishes. Lol. Ok, my flatmate is not bad at cleaning up after herself, I just didn't want to single out my boyfriend. I am also to blame too but hey at least I can admit it! I know its going to be a mess, it already is! haha.
The other problem, besides the dishes, is what are we going to cook with only one hot plate and no space? Well... my boyfriend actually had a good idea, he was like one-pot recipes! One-pot recipes are his go-to when it is his night to cook dinner since they are so simple.
There are these wonderful recipes on Pinterest called "one-pot" recipes, where all you need to cook is one big pot, and a big spoon, a cutting board and a knife, to cook supper. So I have been on Pinterest pinning a bunch of these, but they are mostly pasta and I don't want to eat pasta for the next three weeks.
I am wondering if anyone else has gone through this, do you have advice? or any recipes to share (I am vegetarian, I eat cheese, eggs and some salmon)?