The biggest question we’ve received throughout this ORC Kitchen process is how are you cooking? Right? Like, how the heck are we cooking with no kitchen? How are we making it with two kids and, oh the fact that we can’t just head to a restaurant due to Covid-19? So let’s get into it. We can talk all about what cooking during a kitchen renovation looks like.
Well we started with this pretty killer set up downstairs that consists of a microwave and a toaster oven stacked on top of an old dresser that I am using for my prep space. From there I have supplies I plan to use on a regular basis: spatula, tongs, knives, scissors, 4 plates, 4 cups, 4 bowls and pot holders/oven mitts. I left all my spices and oils in two boxes that are easy to access. We are using the utility sink to wash dishes and have set up a pretty amazing boot rack to dry dishes out…hey, work with what you’ve got.
Now let’s get into how we are cooking. These have been our go to options with some solid recipes that have become go to for us!
If you don’t have a slow cooker you need one, just don’t forget to unplug it at night! Any slow cooker meal I can prepare ahead of time has been amazing. Here are a few of our go to favorite recipe places!
Gotta love a good pressure cooker. Especially for when you just don’t have everything together in the morning to pull off a slow cooker meal. You can recreate almost all slow cooker recipes in a pressure cooker and more! Here’s a few of our favorite sites for recipes!
Hello, we’ve got two little dudes of course we need a microwave! I mean mama needs to reheat her coffee at least once a morning! But for real this has been great for oatmeal, left overs, mac and cheese and the occasional frozen meal.
This has worked for almost every meal I have wanted to bake or roast with. Since it is smaller than your typical oven I do have to make the sizes slightly smaller. Nothing that has had a major impact on our life than our toaster oven.
Once we added this into the rotation we were golden. It brought back anything we were missing with the sautéing and grilling needs we were missing! Here are a few of our go to’s for meals.