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HELP!! Kitchen Help - cooking without a kitchen (merged)



  • Nicki
    Nicki Posts: 8,166 Forumite
    We did this last year and were without a cooker for a similar length of time.

    We used the slow cooker a lot. If you don't have one perhaps ask on free cycle for one as you have a bit of time before your project starts as they are the kind of thing people have at the back of a cupboard. I didn't precook any meat before putting it in the slow cooker and everything was fine.
  • Little_Vics
    Little_Vics Posts: 1,516 Forumite
    cous cous is easy to do - shove it in a bowl of boiling water and wait for it to do it's thing.
  • JournalGirl
    JournalGirl Posts: 524 Forumite
    We've just been through this too, we started with a Camping Gaz stove, but the gas bottles were costing a fortune, and always ran out that the wrong time. We ended up buying a table top Andrew James single ring induction hob - it was brilliant!
  • Torry_Quine
    Torry_Quine Posts: 18,830 Forumite
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    You can cook normal meals in a microwave oven. We regularly cook fish pie, shepherd's pie etc and they come out well.
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  • LV_Sue
    LV_Sue Posts: 273 Forumite
    I've recently been through this and was without my kitchen for 6 weeks, although the builders did reconnect my washing machine on a few occasions for me. :)

    My saviours were my George Foreman grill, my slow cooker and my sandwich toaster. We decanted to the conservatory and my dining table was my kitchen. I washed up in a bowl in the downstairs shower room.

    I cooked chicken breasts, chops, sausages, bacon & veggie kebabs on my George (which I love to bits - don't know how I ever managed before I got it!), jacket spuds and re-heated my pre-cooked & frozen meals in the microwave, did casseroles in the slow cooker and toasted sandwiches with all manner of experimental fillings in my sandwich toaster. I am proud to say that we only had one takeaway in the whole 6 weeks, although I have to say we did have HM and/or tinned soup & bought crusty bread at least once, if not twice, a week.;)

    I was sooooooooooo glad when I said goodbye to the builders though :j.
    My (adult) son put post-it notes on all the cupboard doors & drawer fronts so we knew where to find everything in the new cupboards!:rotfl:

    Good luck! :)
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