If you’re here for an extended stay and sick of eating out, try one of these delicious recipes that’s easy enough to make in your hotel room kitchenette!

Jambalaya Pasta

Bring some warm Creole flavor to Nevada!  This jambalaya pasta can be made in one pot, and the warm, spicy flavors fit perfectly with the cooler fall weather.  It’s a great alternative to the traditional marinara pasta dishes, and kids will love it, despite the fresh vegetables lurking underneath the penne.

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This recipe can be cooked in less than 5 minutes!  Some pumpkin puree, some coconut milk, and you’re essentially done.  The sweet autumn pumpkin flavor is well balanced by the lighter flavors typical of Thai cuisine, and it can be a meal itself, or the opening course for a meat dish, whichever works best for you!

Chicken Stew

This chicken stew is hearty enough to feed a lumberjack, but still classic enough to cure the common cold.  It’s as simple as tossing the ingredients into the pot and letting everything sit for about 15 minutes, making it easy enough to make on a busy weeknight – particularly if you prep over the weekend by cutting up the vegetables!

Spinach Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a delicious comfort food, but it’s rarely considered healthy.  This version includes a bit of greek yogurt for protein and some fresh spinach covers the vegetable requirement.  It’s creamy and yummy – and you don’t have to feel guilty afterwards.

Black Bean Soup

You’ll never notice this soup is meatless, because it’s so hearty.  The recipe calls for canned black beans, which is great for a quick weeknight meal, but you can also use dried – just leave it to simmer for a few hours.  It’s great reheated, so store the extra in the refrigerator for a day when you’re too tired to cook!

Skillet Pork Chops

Pork chops sound too involved to make in a hotel room, but these are really easy and only require one pan!  They include apples (Washington State is so close, you’ll have no problem finding fresh ones) and onions for multiple levels of flavor, and the balsamic vinegar adds a sweet tangyness to the dish for a bit of nuance.

Enjoy the flavors of fall right from the comfort of your room!