by April Reinhardt
(last updated June 19, 2017)
My first apartment consisted of four rooms; a living room, combination kitchen/dining room, and a bedroom each the same size, and a tiny bathroom. At first I was worried where I would seat the five adults I had invited for dinner, since all I had was a tiny round table just large enough to hold my cereal bowl each morning. But the real problem presented itself when I looked around at the tiny kitchen, realizing there was no counter space with which to prepare the meal. I soon figured out how to prepare and serve the meal, with each dish served hot, and I didn't even own a microwave oven at the time!
If you're presented with the dilemma of having to cook a large meal in a tiny kitchen space, perhaps these tips and suggestions will help you make your next dinner party a success:
Keep your meals simple. Consider using a slow cooker for your main course. You can place all of the ingredients into your cooker the morning of your dinner party, and everything will be ready to serve when your guests are ready to eat. Also, consider using a pressure cooker to cook one or several dishes. While your conventional and microwave ovens are cooking, your pressure cooker will cook meat faster and be ready sooner.
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