Basment cooking - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-11-2011, 10:26 AM - Thread Starter
mamaprek's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minot, North Dakota
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi! Our city was recently in a flood and our home took in water to the roof. Needless to say, we are displaced and will be for a long time to come. We are currently living in our friends basement. They have been very welcoming and want us to use their kitchen and supplies. However, I just feel more comfortable keeping my family in the basement. There is a bar area so I have a fridge, sink and a skillet. I'm looking for your best "1-pot" type meals that I can make in the skillet. Thanks so much for your help!

Sara - - PreK Teacher, Birth Doula, Wife to Shaun (8/13/05), Mama to Caleb (8/17/06), Chance (6/22/08), and Brielle (10/31/09) - - - winner.jpg

mamaprek is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 07-11-2011, 08:25 PM
mamayogibear's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I'm am glad you and your family are safe and have a place to stay for the time being and I am sorry for your loss. I would just use the skillet to make regular meals and try to keep food warm in between cooking one item to the next. Putting food on a plate and covering with a bowl will keep it warm for a while. Also do you think you could get a crock pot, that would really expand what you can cook without a full kitchen. I wish I had more advice good luck to you mama

be good family...

mamayogibear is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 09-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Namaste Amma's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm sorry to hear about your house! Awesome that you guys have a place to stay. I think it'd be well worth it to have a one burner stove (I'm thinking like a camp stove) to boil water for pasta, quinoa and rice. A crockpot would also be cool. In the meantime, here are some meals I make in our skillet regularly: 

Chicken Curry

Peas and Paneer

Veggie Curry w/beans or chickpeas 

Channa Masala

Greens w/beans or chickpeas

French toast

Eggs, bacon, fried potatoes

Grilled Cheese


What the heck? I totally missed the date on this thread! I'm sure you're out of the basement by now, but I'll leave my reply in case someone else is in that situation. 

Namaste Amma is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 19,441

35 members and 19,406 guests
BirthFree , blessedwithboys , Bow , Deborah , emmy526 , etsdtm99 , girlspn , happy-mama , hillymum , JElaineB , junesmith , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , lhargrave89 , LibraSun , Lucee , Lydia08 , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , mkat , MountainMamaGC , mumofacub , profe , Raindrop237 , RollerCoasterMama , sarrahlnorris , shantimama , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , sren , thisisit , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.