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Re: instant meals

Susan Lehman <lehman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:

> I'm going to be trapped in a hotel room in West Lafayette, IN for about a 
> week and a half while I do some research at Purdue.  I believe my only 
> cooking implement will be my little electric kettle.  I've heard people 
> on this list talk about making their own instant soup mixes with rice and 
> pasta, so I'd like to try doing this so that I don't have to battle at 
> restaurants every night.

First, get yourself a wide mouthed thermos.  Now before you go to bed 
preheat your thermos with some boiling water.  After 5 minutes pour 
off the water and put in what you like for breakfast.  Oatmeal, rice, 
dried fruit, some nuts, whatever you like.  Pour boiling water over 
the mixture, close the thermos and go to bed.  When you wake up.  
Instant Breakfast!  

After you eat you can do the same thing for dinner by putting in some 
rice, lentils, spaghetti, dried vegetables, vegetable soup powder 
again whatever you like.  Add the boiling water, close the thermos 
and your dinner will be waiting for you when you get back to your