When you're on the road, going from one hotel to the next, eating out can cost you a huge chunk of change. With a portable kitchen kit, you can cook in your room and save that money for something else.
Photo by Tonya Prater.
Tonya Prater at The Travelling Praters breaks down all the utensils and other cooking supplies in their own kit that you can easily throw into your own. Your portable kitchen should have:
- A small crockpot
- A small baking sheet (for when you stay somewhere with an oven)
- A can opener
- A small cutting board and paring knife
- A serving spoon and spatula
- A collapsible mixing bowl, colander and measuring cups
With just those items you can run to a nearby supermarket and throw together real meals for a lot less than the local chain restaurant. The crockpot alone can easily cook soups, pastas and even hamburgers. Don't forget to add some cleaning supplies too and if you have a enough room, some Ziploc bags, aluminium foil, cooking spray, paper plates and spices will make it even better.
All of this could fit into a small plastic bin and only take up a little room in your car. There are plenty of workarounds for cooking in hotel rooms, but having a pre-made kit gives you a leg up. Read more at the link below.
Cooking in a Hotel Room: Creating a Portable Kitchen [The Travelling Praters]