Currently I feel like a lost soul without a kitchen. We are having our kitchen renovated and that leaves me with a little make shift kitchen. It is a table covered in a plastic tablecloth and includes a microwave and coffee maker.
While I am having a tough time with this, my 11 year old son looked on the brighter side. He said, “Mom, this is great. I feel like we are living in a hotel. “
It definitely reminds me of a breakfast bar at the Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn Express but without the waffle maker. While there are no waffles to be made, the kids have adapted with frozen pancakes they have learned to microwave themselves. And mom has adjusted also by making plenty of no cook dinners.
If you remember, I am a big fan of frozen shrimp. Usually I buy the already cleaned uncooked shrimp but this time I went with the already cooked frozen version. Shrimp are one of my favorite ingredients for a quick cooked meal but this time all I had to do was rinse the frozen shrimp in a colander with cool water. I added a few other ingredients and the shrimp salad was ready to eat on a nice toasted roll. It couldn’t be easier than that.
I served these shrimp rolls with a side of crunchy potato chips because right now easier is better. But next time I would love to make them with a nice summer spinach salad. Even better, when I get my kitchen back, I would love to serve them on homemade poppy seed rolls.
It’s fun to eat out when you don’t have a kitchen but it can get old after a while. These shrimp rolls were an easy alternative to a takeout meal too. They were whipped up in quicker time than I could get in the car and pick up a pizza.