Hi, so I am in San Francisco this week. And yes, I visited Alcatraz. I saw the Golden gate bridge, and I rode around on one of those buses where they have no roofs, and its freezing. They gave us blankets though, so that's a plus.
But as my trip is coming to an end, I gotta make a slightly different video this week, because no matter where I go in the world and no matter how beautiful the city is, I miss home-cooked food.
Unfortunately, however, I am always in a hotel room. Fortunately, however, I am also a little bit crazy, so I have a solution to this... So, welcome to cooking in a hotel room with Natalie (I wish that rhymed).
Who likes porridge? I do. And its very hard to find everywhere you go. So I bought one of these at the start of my trip, and it became very helpful. This is your average instant coffee maker.
I don't drink coffee. I didn't know what they were for, but now I do: to make a porridge. All you need is a coffee maker, packs of instant oatmeal, a tea bag (I use berry tea) and some water.
Let's get started. So, we are going to empty our packets of oatmeal into the jug pot. And place that on the warming plate. Then place the teabag in there, and then we pour the water in. We turn it on and see what happens. And cool. Don't forget to stir.
Blah, that is a bowl of porridge. And guess how it tastes? Pretty bad, not as good as you could do it at home. But, you know, that's home-cooked, sort of, if your mum cooks porridge for you in a coffee pot.
And if porridge isn't your instant coffee maker cup of tea (That was a joke that would have worked a lot better), then maybe you would like some bacon and eggs, which you can make if you just have aluminum foil, some eggs, some bacon, an iron.
So to cook the bacon, I recommend that you turn off the steam, and have it on cotton setting, because we all know that cotton is Latin for bacon.
You need to fold the foil over a couple of times. Let's just cook two rashers of bacon for now. Smells good. And we very much want to protect the iron, because if you damage iron, you bacon. I don't even know how you're gonna explain that.
We make sure that the bacon is securely holding in any potential leaking of juices that may occur. And then we proceed to cook. You can hear the bacon cooking, or as I like to call it, "the danger arising." The people next door get really freaked out when they hear this one. And just to confuse them, "Ah." Voila, bacon.
Let's cook the eggs. So, boil the eggs in the handy coffee maker. Very simple, fill this baby up with water. They'll only be soft-boiled eggs, unfortunately. The water doesn't boil in a coffee maker. But, hey, I like my eggs soft.
You can also make the delicious sunny-side-up eggs using the average iron as well. All you need to do again is making aluminum foil tray and then crack your egg on top. Egg is almost done, booyah.
And of course there is nothing more important about a meal than its presentation. So, we're going to lay out our food here. I'm going to place...it's my soft-boiled egg from before. And there you have it, a home-cooked meal in a hotel room, if you eat on foil cutlery at home.
Hi, I hope you like the video. If you wanna check out what else I've been up to, make use of this brady-bunch-like page and click on one of the videos, thump me up to see some of my other holiday destinations.
註一：原英諺為it's not my cup of tea，作者引用同樣句型製造笑點。