Thursday, December 25, 2008

How to Have Christmas in a hotel room

In Jackson, the motels and hotels often rent out rooms by the month throughout the winter.  Jeff is currently residing in one of the aforementioned hotel rooms: which is where I am spending Christmas this year.  After several hours of sitting around and staring at each other/the television, we decided to go to the grocery store. Here are some hints to live out of, and eat out of a hotel room:

first of all, you will need a few things:
1- microwave- I used to hate the idea of a microwave, but desperate times...
2- a large toaster oven, with bake, broil and toast settings
3- a Coleman stove

4- mini fridges help

When shopping, do your best to find things that are pre-cooked. The deli section of the grocery store is your best friend. 
Always buy for the amount of people you have- and dogs. 
Use what you have! When you're in a small space, you want to make sure to use up what you have leftover and not over-buy- otherwise you will be wasting a lot of food.

This year our Christmas consists of:
Cornbread stuffing casserole
Green beans
creamed corn
Deviled Eggs 
cranberry sauce
and Pumpkin Pie

see it's not all that different than your mom's Christmas dinner, just on a smaller scale and a little "ghetto-fied

The Ham and Pie we bought pre-cooked/made for us.  However, we put together and baked the casserole and boiled the eggs for deviling.  

The cranberry sauce, as it should be, came out of a can.  


And I'm sure you're wondering why we just didn't go out to eat, here's why:

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