Being the want-to-be-gourmet that I am, I didn't let the lack of tools keep me from feeding my family healthy, home-cooked meals. I actually made some pretty ROCKIN' meals with my sauce pan...well, rockin' considering I only had a sauce pan and limited spices because those are packed up too. I did find my kosher salt, but I missed my olive oil and pepper something awful!
One pan...well, sort of one pan...Chicken, Bean and Rice Burritos:
1 chicken breast
1 packet taco seasoning
1 small can corn
1 can chili beans
1 1/2 cups instant rice
Using your trusty sauce pan, place chicken in the pan and cover with water, adding taco seasoning packet and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes. Strain corn and beans and add to boiling chicken mixture in your handy sauce pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes to warm through corn and beans.
Strain out the solids, retaining 1 1/2 cups taco seasoning broth mixture. Add 1 1/2 cups instant rice to taco seasoning broth mixture. I was able to do this in the only tupperware container I have on hand. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Place tortilla on plate and load up with chicken, corn and bean mixture, rice, cheese and salsa.
While this reason won't be winning any awards, it certainly was a great stomach filler after a long day of moving boxes in the Eastern humidity. And once I get all my spices back, I might try this one out again.