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Title: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 12:55:35 PM
So, my friends and I decided that we were going to buy groceries instead of eating out. This was a good idea; I spent over $60 at a three-day con; the idea of eating out for five days was a little daunting. So buying groceries is a really good idea, because I spent instead a total of $30 and was able to feed 2-3 people. Plus I brought a rice cooker and a crock pot.

HOWEVER

if you're going to bring your own food, DO NOT BRING RAMEN ONLY. My friend and I ended up getting very, very sick from eating ramen all weekend. I see a lot of "how to eat at Fanime cheap" posts and threads that focus on eating ramen. DON'T DO IT. Ramen has waaay too much salt, and not enough nutrients, to power you through five days of the very physical demands of con.

Suggestion? Bring bread, peanut butter, bananas, jugs of tea and water, and dry cereals. None of these things need to be refrigerated, they have substance, and most importantly, they have nutrition!

Anyone else have food suggestions/horror stories?
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on May 28, 2009, 01:00:22 PM
Bring an Ice chest.  You can keep milk, cheese and other things that need to be kept cool.
As for the ramen, lots of salt.  No wonder you got sick.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 01:01:40 PM
Bring an Ice chest.  You can keep milk, cheese and other things that need to be kept cool.
As for the ramen, lots of salt.  No wonder you got sick.

We got a mini fridge because our friend had medical issues, thankfully. Next year we are definitely bringing more solid food.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Dagger-6 on May 28, 2009, 01:02:24 PM
Granola bars are good.

When I was roving around, I would grab one or two fruit&nut bars to tide me over (and maybe spoil myself with a fruit danish in the morning).  Get you some calories, some sugar, and fairly healthy.  I wouldn't get hungry for a real meal until later on in the evening.

For instant noodles, you can invest in some of the higher quality ones.  They usually require a little more work but are much more filling and have more vegetables or other things in them.

For Ramen, go with the packets of noodles instead of the cups.  This way you can go without their super-high-sodium flavor packets and instead actually cook a little something on your own.  I prefer to just use chicken broth to flavor mine, and toss in some simple vegetables or something.

But yeah, granola bars, protein bars, meal replacement bars are all awesome.  The latter are usually a little pricier though.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2009, 01:06:05 PM
Crockpot is your best friend if you know how to use one. Try this on for size source: johnny wander (http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/60)

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Here is my regular recipe for curry.  This makes enough curry for maybe 5 or more hungry people, with leftovers.  This is an excellent "bachelor" recipe.  It's quick to put together, you don't have to watch it, you really can't overcook it unless you're trying... there are not many ways to mess this up.

INGREDIENTS:
(x1) 8.4 oz. box S&B Golden Curry (I also keep another partial box on hand in case the flavor is too mild)
(x1) medium sized onion, cut into eighths or smaller
(x~3) russet potatoes or whatever potatoes you want, peeled and cut into large bite-sized chunks
(x~3) large carrots, peeled and cut into large bite-sized chunks
(x1) beef chuck roast, or whatever boneless meat you can get ahold of.  Do not trim the fat, or trim it minimally.  Cut into large bite-sized chunks.
A splash of milk or cream toward the end of cooking, if I feel like it.

NOTE: My group of friends-- save Ananth-- are big meateaters.  The beef is the most popular part of the curry.  I buy the biggest, fattiest, cheapest roast I can (~4lbs if I can).  Do not worry about the fat, it'll melt into the stew after 6-8 hours of cooking.

INSTRUCTIONS:
PUT EVERYTHING INTO THE SLOW COOKER.  COVER WITH JUST ENOUGH WATER TO COVER THE INGREDIENTS.  LEAVE IT ON LOW.  GO TO WORK.  COME BACK 6-8 HOURS LATER.  STIR. EAT.  YOUR HOUSE WILL SMELL LIKE CURRY FOR DAYS.

Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on May 28, 2009, 01:08:22 PM
Also try  pouches of tuna.  Nothing to drain, ready to eat.  Dried fruits are good to.  And last of all, don't forget paper plates, and plastic utensils.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Dagger-6 on May 28, 2009, 01:09:12 PM
I was like...hey, that curry recipe sounds kind of good.  Until the last part.

"YOUR HOUSE WILL SMELL LIKE CURRY FOR DAYS."

DO NO WANT. =(

Tuna and dried fruit are awesome.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 01:12:20 PM
Since I brought my rice cooker, I didn't have enough space to bring my full-sized crock pot, so I brought my mini one and just cooked soup. Which kinda sucked, because everybody in my room except for ONE person liked clam chowder, and because he didn't like it I couldn't cook it because it would have made the room smell.

I can't eat curry D: But thanks for posting the recipe for those who can!
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on May 28, 2009, 01:15:47 PM

Tuna and dried fruit are awesome.
I forgot to add, I've even seen seasoned tuna and even salmon in pouches at 99 Cents Only stores.  If you do keep a cooler, I'd also recommend baby carrots, or carrot sticks.  You might even want to bring a small bottle of ranch dressing (a small amount on the tuna is good  ;D ).
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2009, 01:16:03 PM
I was like...hey, that curry recipe sounds kind of good.  Until the last part.

"YOUR HOUSE WILL SMELL LIKE CURRY FOR DAYS."

DO NO WANT. =(

Tuna and dried fruit are awesome.

The last line is the only reason why there was no curry @ Rovers base this year =( I had my crockpot ready to go to!

FWIW There's also a chicken and pumpkin curry recipe on there to.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Tony on May 28, 2009, 02:29:27 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2009, 02:34:51 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

Say huh?
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 02:35:27 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

Say huh?

+1

???
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ewu on May 28, 2009, 02:39:21 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 02:41:31 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

Oh, I actually did read that. That thread was where I got the idea to bring my rice cooker... AND my crock pot.

And I'm sharing a real experience, as opposed to just knocking it :)
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Liquid on May 28, 2009, 02:45:30 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

*sigh* You beat me to posting this link.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2009, 02:51:13 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

Ahh gotcha

But ya know he was right on that one. The kids or "Adults" that decide to skimp on food, live on Ramen and Ramnue for 5 days are the same ones that cause more medical emergencies than just about anyone else (save out “Code Chunky” friends…) It’s fairly easy to pool $$ for food esp if you’re going in a group. My 3 roommates and I brought PBnJ, Whole Grain Breads, Cold Cuts, Fiber Banana Nut Muffins, Mixed nuts and about 5 cases of water. No one got sick and we were all happy. But like Pyron said if you can’t afford decent food restaurant or pre purchased and may I add if you’re too immature to choose things necessary for your health you should not be at con.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: rude32 on May 28, 2009, 02:54:00 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

Oh, I actually did read that. That thread was where I got the idea to bring my rice cooker... AND my crock pot.

And I'm sharing a real experience, as opposed to just knocking it :)
so did you read the entire thread, or just the first few posts? If you would have read the entire thing then you would have realized that eating  only one type of meal for the entire con is a very bad idea, especially when that one thing is ramen.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Liquid on May 28, 2009, 03:17:47 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

Ahh gotcha

But ya know he was right on that one. The kids or "Adults" that decide to skimp on food, live on Ramen and Ramnue for 5 days are the same ones that cause more medical emergencies than just about anyone else (save out “Code Chunky” friends…) It’s fairly easy to pool $$ for food esp if you’re going in a group. My 3 roommates and I brought PBnJ, Whole Grain Breads, Cold Cuts, Fiber Banana Nut Muffins, Mixed nuts and about 5 cases of water. No one got sick and we were all happy. But like Pyron said if you can’t afford decent food restaurant or pre purchased and may I add if you’re too immature to choose things necessary for your health you should not be at con.

We were hardly ever in the room to eat most of that stuff, but at least we tried... and we did go eat out. (La Vics 3 days in a row FTW!)
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Dagger-6 on May 28, 2009, 03:33:38 PM
And lots of raisin danishes, because you piggies eat all the berry ones.  :'(
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 03:38:26 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

Oh, I actually did read that. That thread was where I got the idea to bring my rice cooker... AND my crock pot.

And I'm sharing a real experience, as opposed to just knocking it :)
so did you read the entire thread, or just the first few posts? If you would have read the entire thing then you would have realized that eating  only one type of meal for the entire con is a very bad idea, especially when that one thing is ramen.

I actually did eat more than just ramen, but I still got sick. My roommate ONLY ate ramen and he got really sick.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2009, 03:40:45 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

why are you all so lazy.....I manage to read every post.....

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12154.msg322037.html#msg322037

Ahh gotcha

But ya know he was right on that one. The kids or "Adults" that decide to skimp on food, live on Ramen and Ramnue for 5 days are the same ones that cause more medical emergencies than just about anyone else (save out “Code Chunky” friends…) It’s fairly easy to pool $$ for food esp if you’re going in a group. My 3 roommates and I brought PBnJ, Whole Grain Breads, Cold Cuts, Fiber Banana Nut Muffins, Mixed nuts and about 5 cases of water. No one got sick and we were all happy. But like Pyron said if you can’t afford decent food restaurant or pre purchased and may I add if you’re too immature to choose things necessary for your health you should not be at con.

We were hardly ever in the room to eat most of that stuff, but at least we tried... and we did go eat out. (La Vics 3 days in a row FTW!)

and La Vics > Raman (in nutrion) anyday. Plus Rovers had lots of fresh fruit that I ate this year.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Liquid on May 28, 2009, 05:11:13 PM
And lots of raisin danishes, because you piggies eat all the berry ones.  :'(

I didn't eat one danish. I had a few crossants the first day or two and then promptly learned my lesson about that. I only had one thing of ramen from there. I had a couple cookies and maybe one granola bar. I mainly only took water from the Rover room. I didn't even know we had fruit. :-X
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: PyronIkari on May 28, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
Arg. We really don't need Pyron to be right again.

Seriously, whenever that punk ass is right, only bad things happen.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: MrFreeman on May 28, 2009, 10:32:59 PM
My ConFood Survial Guide:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2ighcv9.jpg)


The food pictured fed two people for three days at Fanime and cost less than $40, there's even some stuff left over. The notepad and pens were for exchanging contact info, which I always recommend people having when they meet someone cool.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: jinnai_animexcalibur on May 28, 2009, 11:28:33 PM
Saw kids trying to survive on 2 liter sodas, king sized bag of Hersheys chocolate miniatures and sugar cubes for 4 days.

Wannabe L's  ;)
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 28, 2009, 11:38:41 PM
Saw kids trying to survive on 2 liter sodas, king sized bag of Hersheys chocolate miniatures and sugar cubes for 4 days.

Wannabe L's  ;)

Sugar cubes? Really?

o.o;
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Runewitt on May 28, 2009, 11:41:40 PM
i brought a rice cooker, rice, granola bars, rockstar and generic walmart breakfast pastries for our room, and we ended up eating out pretty much every meal, and my fanime budget still came out less than $100 including a few trips into the dealers room.

next year i'm going to bring oatmeal packets for the rice cooker, and sandwich stuff. i didnt know if we were going to have a mini-fridge in our room, so i didnt want to pack in anything that needed to be kept cold. next year, i'll probably go back to staying at the ramada, where there is always a mini-fridge and if you get there early enough, you can request a room with a microwave, which makes supplying yourself with better noms options much easier, and cheaper.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 29, 2009, 12:00:33 AM
i brought a rice cooker, rice, granola bars, rockstar and generic walmart breakfast pastries for our room, and we ended up eating out pretty much every meal, and my fanime budget still came out less than $100 including a few trips into the dealers room.

next year i'm going to bring oatmeal packets for the rice cooker, and sandwich stuff. i didnt know if we were going to have a mini-fridge in our room, so i didnt want to pack in anything that needed to be kept cold. next year, i'll probably go back to staying at the ramada, where there is always a mini-fridge and if you get there early enough, you can request a room with a microwave, which makes supplying yourself with better noms options much easier, and cheaper.

I would have given ANYTHING for a microwave. But the Ramada is so far away from the CC o.o
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: PyronIkari on May 29, 2009, 12:05:02 AM
I brought... money... and a friend to go buy me and Jun food whenever we needed it.

Everyone needs a Ben... and a Stu.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Runewitt on May 29, 2009, 12:08:17 AM
I would have given ANYTHING for a microwave. But the Ramada is so far away from the CC o.o
actualy, walking from the side exit to the ramada is less than five minutes. i stayed there twice for the con.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Nyxyin on May 29, 2009, 01:16:42 AM
In addition to sandwiches, cereal, and fruit in your room, my suggestion would be to make your own trail mix with unsalted nuts and dried fruit (without added sugar or sulfur).  Trail mix doesn't need refrigeration, it contains lots of nutrition for the amount of space, it can tolerate getting swashed, and a little goes a long way.  That way, you can carry a ziplock bag of the trail mix with you and have a quick snack any time you need it without having to go all the way back to the room.  I also recommend bags of baby carrots.  They're still edible without refrigeration.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: mDuo13 on May 29, 2009, 11:37:05 AM
I ate a lot of cup ramen during the con, but there were other things mixed into my diet including fruit snacks, bread & nutella, oatmeal, and one "proper" meal outside the con per day. It was a pretty reasonable compromise for money, IMO. Having rice would have been a nice addition, but of course not sufficient on its own.

Protip: If you go to Original Joe's, ordering a 3/4 size of one of their pasta dishes is a good way to save money. Yes, the restaurant is still expensive, but you'd have to have an immense appetite not to fill up on a 3/4 portion of OJ's pasta, and it is pretty high-quality food.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ichigocorcor on May 29, 2009, 12:21:40 PM
I ate a lot of cup ramen during the con, but there were other things mixed into my diet including fruit snacks, <b>bread & nutella</b>, oatmeal, and one "proper" meal outside the con per day.

Best snack evar.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Raydere on May 29, 2009, 10:27:42 PM
Pizza My Heart on San Carlos and 3rd/4th offers some pretty filling stuff for $3-4.

Then there's La Vic's across the street, if you want to grab a taco for about $3.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: rude32 on May 30, 2009, 03:00:23 AM
Pizza My Heart on San Carlos and 3rd/4th offers some pretty filling stuff for $3-4.

Then there's La Vic's across the street, if you want to grab a taco for about $3.
Werd. Pizza my heart and la vics is awesome.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Fructose on June 01, 2009, 12:49:50 AM
My group and I came prepared, and as a result, none of us went hungry or malnourished all weekend. We brought one cooler (which we filled at the hotel from the ice machines) and used the hotel-provided coffee maker to heat water. We had various sandwich fixings (including both normal sliced bread and actual loaves of bread, and a simple slice of bread with jam or butter is a beautiful snack) for both meat sandwiches and pb&j, milk and cereal (the cheap-o offbrand bags, which taste just as good), granola bars, fruit bars, baby carrots, oranges, pears, string cheese, and pudding. We also had a case of bottled water, and those flavor packets to make it lemonade, as well as 3 different types of hot tea. We also brought like 4 Cup Noodles, and they went uneaten because there was so much more satisfying food available!

All that for 15 bucks a person, and we were all fed all weekend, including a few moochers. (We went to Jack in the Box once for shakes. XD)
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: BSaphire on June 03, 2009, 11:54:15 AM
Camping Equipment for Con :P

George Forman grill
Rice Cooker
Microwave
Mini Fridge
Ice chest
Hot water boiler

some or all of the above equipment can improve the possibilities of your eating habits during con..

There is also something to be said for high carbs, veggies, fruits, and protein.

pack at your own risk, but I would take the ice chest over the sewing machine any day :P

Squidge
B
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Barnes on June 03, 2009, 06:35:00 PM
Camping Equipment for Con :P

George Forman grill
Rice Cooker
Microwave
Mini Fridge
Ice chest
Hot water boiler


some or all of the above equipment can improve the possibilities of your eating habits during con..

There is also something to be said for high carbs, veggies, fruits, and protein.

pack at your own risk, but I would take the ice chest over the sewing machine any day :P

Squidge
B

Hotels allow you to plug those in? 0_o Me confused....
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: PyronIkari on June 03, 2009, 07:52:02 PM
Hotels have outlets... ... ...

Outlets allow you to plug things in. As long as you don't do anything like set off the smoke detectors or anything crazy, then why wouldn't they?
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Dagger-6 on June 03, 2009, 08:59:13 PM
Just don't overload outlets.  Use a surge protector to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on June 04, 2009, 09:09:03 AM
Hotels have outlets... ... ...

Outlets allow you to plug things in. As long as you don't do anything like set off the smoke detectors or anything crazy, then why wouldn't they?
... or trip a breaker.  Mini fridge, Microwave equal lots of current.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Barnes on June 04, 2009, 12:20:09 PM
Hotels have outlets... ... ...

Outlets allow you to plug things in. As long as you don't do anything like set off the smoke detectors or anything crazy, then why wouldn't they?
... or trip a breaker.  Mini fridge, Microwave equal lots of current.

That reminds me of what Tony once told me years ago. Something about cooking appliances taking alot of power, and the staff would somehow notice. That's why I was confused.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on June 04, 2009, 12:28:07 PM
Hotels have outlets... ... ...

Outlets allow you to plug things in. As long as you don't do anything like set off the smoke detectors or anything crazy, then why wouldn't they?
... or trip a breaker.  Mini fridge, Microwave equal lots of current.

That reminds me of what Tony once told me years ago. Something about cooking appliances taking alot of power, and the staff would somehow notice. That's why I was confused.
Yeah, and more than likely, if you trip a breaker, it also affects the room next to you as well (common circuits in the dividing walls.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Dagger-6 on June 04, 2009, 01:13:31 PM
I don't think the hotel staff is doing anything crazy like monitoring the amount of power each room is drawing...but yeah, they'll definitely notice when several rooms complain about the power being out.

If you're going to use a lot of appliances, I would say have a surge protectors on hand for both the Microwave and the Minifridge, since as GIR pointed out they are the biggest power hogs.  And make sure they aren't plugged in to the same outlet or anything crazy like that.

Or instead of a fridge, use an ice-chest.  One less crazy appliance to worry about.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on June 04, 2009, 01:16:00 PM
Or instead of a fridge, use an ice-chest.  One less crazy appliance to worry about.
QFT.  In fact don't plug them in on the same wall.  That makes it more likely you get them on different circuits.  But the ice-chest is probably the better choice still.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Tony on June 04, 2009, 01:20:31 PM
That reminds me of what Tony once told me years ago. Something about cooking appliances taking alot of power, and the staff would somehow notice. That's why I was confused.
I was just thinking about this, at the convention, actually... I take back what I said.

I saw the hair dryer - that the hotel provided - was rated at over 1,000 W. That's enough power for a small appliance.

I noticed, too, that certain outlets were labeled with how much they could handle. (The Hilton had plugs in the lamps, for example, but they were low-power.) The outlets in the bathroom appeared to be standard 15A GFCI-type - the ones with the little "test" and "reset" buttons. It's an important difference, because these are not only safer, but may trip before the greater circuit does.

So, in theory, assuming no other restrictions, you could probably plug in a single item and use it for heating stuff up. You wouldn't want to put multiple things on there; a microwave alone will hog most of the power, so running that and just about any other heating/cooking/cooling appliance will probably blow the circuit and you'll have an unhappy hotel.

The hotels might highly discourage outside appliances anyway, because heat can lead to fire. It doesn't hurt to ask the hotel if they allow it, but personally I wouldn't do it. (I'd hate to be spending time cooking at the con, anyway!)
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on June 04, 2009, 01:29:11 PM
Hmm?  Can you cook a Grilled cheese sandwich with an iron like some of the hotels provide?  JK.

15 Amps are pretty much what your standard  3 pronged grounded outlet is rated at.  GFI's are there just in case there is a short to ground.  (like droping something plugged in into the sink).
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on June 04, 2009, 02:18:50 PM
This is giving me a great idea for a thread and or you tube series or something...

I'm sure you've all seen Depression Cooking and maybe even Cooking with the Batchelor

I'm thinking

The CCC

Convention Cooking Channel!

SAFE Easy recipes and techniques to use while you @ your favorite (insert type) con!

I'm serious. Anyone in with me?
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on June 04, 2009, 02:22:12 PM
I was like...hey, that curry recipe sounds kind of good.  Until the last part.

"YOUR HOUSE WILL SMELL LIKE CURRY FOR DAYS."

DO NO WANT. =(

Tuna and dried fruit are awesome.

BTW the misses made this receipe for me this past monday

House was fully aired out last night >.<
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Liquid on June 04, 2009, 04:27:44 PM
Convention Cooking Channel!

Easy recipes and techniques to use while you @ your favorite (insert type) con!

I'm serious. Anyone in with me!

*Calvin gets done making a grilled cheese sandwich with the hotel iron*

Calvin: "And that's how you trick poor kids into burning down their hotel! Any questions?"
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on June 04, 2009, 04:52:22 PM
Convention Cooking Channel!

Easy recipes and techniques to use while you @ your favorite (insert type) con!

I'm serious. Anyone in with me!

*Calvin gets done making a grilled cheese sandwich with the hotel iron*

Calvin: "And that's how you trick poor kids into burning down their hotel! Any questions?"

Geee thanks ya jerk!  :P
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: otakuya on June 04, 2009, 05:14:51 PM
I smell a panel in the future




or maybe something's burning
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: PyronIkari on June 04, 2009, 06:19:38 PM
That reminds me of what Tony once told me years ago. Something about cooking appliances taking alot of power, and the staff would somehow notice. That's why I was confused.
I was just thinking about this, at the convention, actually... I take back what I said.

I saw the hair dryer - that the hotel provided - was rated at over 1,000 W. That's enough power for a small appliance.

I noticed, too, that certain outlets were labeled with how much they could handle. (The Hilton had plugs in the lamps, for example, but they were low-power.) The outlets in the bathroom appeared to be standard 15A GFCI-type - the ones with the little "test" and "reset" buttons. It's an important difference, because these are not only safer, but may trip before the greater circuit does.

So, in theory, assuming no other restrictions, you could probably plug in a single item and use it for heating stuff up. You wouldn't want to put multiple things on there; a microwave alone will hog most of the power, so running that and just about any other heating/cooking/cooling appliance will probably blow the circuit and you'll have an unhappy hotel.

The hotels might highly discourage outside appliances anyway, because heat can lead to fire. It doesn't hurt to ask the hotel if they allow it, but personally I wouldn't do it. (I'd hate to be spending time cooking at the con, anyway!)

B'ah to all of that. One year we had a surge protector with 8 laptops, 2 game systems, another TV, on one side of the room, and a george foreman grill, a hot plate, and another 2 laptops on the otherside of the room. Nothing bad happened at all.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: G.I.R on June 05, 2009, 01:02:26 AM
This is giving me a great idea for a thread and or you tube series or something...

I'm sure you've all seen Depression Cooking and maybe even Cooking with the Batchelor

I'm thinking

The CCC

Convention Cooking Channel!

SAFE Easy recipes and techniques to use while you @ your favorite (insert type) con!

I'm serious. Anyone in with me?


Isn't that what this topic is about (altho I don't get the title...)
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on June 18, 2009, 03:23:46 PM
This is giving me a great idea for a thread and or you tube series or something...

I'm sure you've all seen Depression Cooking and maybe even Cooking with the Batchelor

I'm thinking

The CCC

Convention Cooking Channel!

SAFE Easy recipes and techniques to use while you @ your favorite (insert type) con!

I'm serious. Anyone in with me?


Isn't that what this topic is about (altho I don't get the title...)

Kinda sorta (also seems like a how not to blow up a hotel room thread)


BTW Eps 1 of the CCC on YouTube Coming soon
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ayame_nguyen on July 28, 2009, 09:40:40 PM

if you're going to bring your own food, DO NOT BRING RAMEN ONLY. My friend and I ended up getting very, very sick from eating ramen all weekend.!
i don't think bringing ramen only is a bad idea. well it depends on the person i guess. i love ramen so i can eat it all weekend perfectly fine without getting sick or anything.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Vensy on August 04, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
Yeah our room had a fridge.. so we stopped by a grocery store at one point.. got some ham, bread, juice, and most importantly (for me) yogurt!  I'm very happy and satisfied through the entire day if I start it off with a yummy yogurt.. :3
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: apsykes on August 20, 2009, 04:57:48 PM
What a (left unnamed) Furry that Fursuits at Further Confusion did for food (That only was able to afford a Room, Registration, and a Flight To San Jose CA):
Ate Granola Bars from the Fursuit lounge (fursuit relaxing spot away from photographers)
Cheap and easy alternative XD
except she got hers for free XD
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: deonchan on November 13, 2009, 12:29:47 PM
Brining the crocpot this year w/ supplies on the ready.
Hot Curry FTW
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: chris-barstow on December 07, 2009, 07:59:03 AM
If you’re looking fro something cheap that'll, feed you, and keep filled with energy. I’ve learned from my older sister(starving collage student) that you can go to Cosco(any store selling large amounts of product) you can get a 2 gallons of milk, 2 giant jugs of peanut butter and lots of bread for like $11. This will take up space but you can also sell people some cheap meals(unless you have like 10 sandwiches a day, you’ll have plenty) Also maybe get some vitamins for a extra boost.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: otakuya on December 16, 2009, 10:38:31 PM
You're in luck. There's a new Safeway store ("The Market") that just opened in downtown SJ, 3 blocks from the convention center.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: caskaslyrk on December 16, 2009, 11:31:58 PM
I personally would not recommend to bring food with you to Fanime, most hotel rooms do not have a microwave!  Last year, while aimlessly wandering around downtown San Jose I can across a crepe place!  Delicious and cheap!  If your going to bring your own food you better stick with non-refrigerated items.  I swear if you even open the door for the fridge in the hotel you get charged...LOL  :P
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Glitch on December 17, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
Might be a stupid question, but when cooking with the george forman grill in your room, is there anything you can do(besides leaving the windows open) to keep the smokes detectors from going off? I like being prepared for anything as always.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: caskaslyrk on December 17, 2009, 11:49:55 PM
Might be a stupid question, but when cooking with the george forman grill in your room, is there anything you can do(besides leaving the windows open) to keep the smokes detectors from going off? I like being prepared for anything as always.
a fan??? you can also use an old notebook or something to fan the smoke when it is coming up!
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: PyronIkari on December 18, 2009, 01:19:55 AM
Might be a stupid question, but when cooking with the george forman grill in your room, is there anything you can do(besides leaving the windows open) to keep the smokes detectors from going off? I like being prepared for anything as always.

Uh, I don't suggest using a george foreman grill in your hotel room. IF YOU INSIST ON DOING IT do it in the bathroom.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Mizuki on December 18, 2009, 01:22:41 AM
Might be a stupid question, but when cooking with the george forman grill in your room, is there anything you can do(besides leaving the windows open) to keep the smokes detectors from going off? I like being prepared for anything as always.

Uh, I don't suggest using a george foreman grill in your hotel room. IF YOU INSIST ON DOING IT do it in the bathroom.

I don't even suggest using a George Foreman grill inside of a building...
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: Glitch on December 18, 2009, 11:35:03 AM
Might be a stupid question, but when cooking with the george forman grill in your room, is there anything you can do(besides leaving the windows open) to keep the smokes detectors from going off? I like being prepared for anything as always.

Uh, I don't suggest using a george foreman grill in your hotel room. IF YOU INSIST ON DOING IT do it in the bathroom.
Yes I insist and you can't stop me!!!!!



But seriously I noticed a few other posts mentioning bringing the grill and thought somebody else figured a way to cook without turning the hotel room into a beef scented sauna. I don't mind eating sandwiches like every other fanime but cooked meat without breaking the wallet sounded nice.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: PyronIkari on December 18, 2009, 12:45:36 PM
I say this once more. If you are going to Fanime, and you can't afford to EAT PROPERLY... you shouldn't be going to Fanime.

Seriously. Think of it this way. You decide to take a vacation, and you go to Hawaii. Are you going to be bringing a George Foreman Grill with you, and buying meat to cook in your hotel room while in Hawaii to save money? Or buying a box of instant ramen when you take that trip to Paris?

Seriously... I mean, saving money is a good idea, but if you can't eat properly nor afford to eat properly, your money shouldn't be going towards a hotel room and a convention.
Title: Re: DO NOT WANT
Post by: ewu on December 18, 2009, 06:54:45 PM
OK....this thread has gone all over the place. Be pointed and pick a descriptive topic title and make a new thread.

and be smart and healthy, don be stupid

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