It’s so crazy, it JUST MIGHT WORK. Alton Brown from the Food Network’s Good Eats has a much better use for your hotel room’s coffee maker than for making weak, disgusting brew: use it to make oatmeal.
His recipe? Put two packets of oatmeal, honey and jam packets into the carafe, then put a tea bag in the filter. Run water through and you have a magic oatmeal concoction in no time!
Now, I’m not a big breakfast person nor a large fan of elaborate schemes to save $3, but this plan is too ingenious to ignore. I’m trying it on the road next week.