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Jun 7, 2010 01:20 PM

Cooking in One Room

Hi everyone, I am currently living in a fraternity and I cook in the room I live in, I have basic utensils, a few knifes, a mandolin, a toaster oven and an electric skillet. I love to cook, and at the same time I watch my calories, ha. Anyways, I have been pretty inventive with my cooking and I have made such things as slow cooked pork in my toaster oven, soups, and a souffle in my toaster oven. I was wondering if anyone has done similar inventive things and have any tips or ideas that I can use. Also, I am very interested at slow cooking and braising at the moment, so if anyone has any tips, please let me know. Thank you.

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  1. Damn, and I thought I was clever for using an iron and foil to make grilled cheese.

      1. re: fourunder

        lol, hmm might be a good idea, definitely good for braising meat :D

      2. 13 or 15 bean soup is awesome in a crockpot, add loads of veggies and a nice healthy sausage (or not is ok too). I like mine thick to put on brown rice rather then soup. It's sold in a bag in the dry bean section. I love it. You can play, adding yoru favorite flavors - I like worstershire sauce, I like zip (something spicy), cumin, etc. I load it up with veggies like carrots, celery, onions, peppers.

        New England boiled dinner is fantastic in a slow cooker too, just throw everything in for the day. It's not as healthy, but just do a lil meat and mostly cabbage, onions, turnup, carrots, etc.

        1. I might think about buying one of these, what are some good models, and what is the average cook time?

          1. Buy a Griddler. Make paninis, grilled meats, pancakes, etc.