Hot meals for the night shift worker
December 5, 2013 9:03 PM Subscribe
I work nights in a facility that does not have refrigerators available for employees. I have a 7-cup electric tea kettle at my desk, and there are microwaves available in the break area next to my office. What simple meals can I prepare at my desk or in the microwaves with a minimum of hassle? I'm getting a little tired of ramen.
posted by TrialByMedia to Food & Drink (40 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Bonus points if it satisfies the following conditions:
- It uses a minimum of dishes. The nearest clean, non-bathroom sink for washing dishes is a quarter mile from my desk and I have to put on a bunch of safety gear to get there. Carrying more than two dishes is a non-starter.
- Uses non-perishable items. I like to keep a stock of food in my desk if possible.
- If perishable, the ingredients can safely be at room temperature for a few hours before I eat. I have enough to carry with a heavy company laptop that goes home with me every day, and it's a long walk from the parking lot to my desk. Thus, I prefer to not lug a cooler around with me.