The most important thing to remember about cooking after you come home from traveling is to keep it simple.
Sometimes it's easier to keep it simple when you don't have ANYTHING in your refrigerator. You stand in front of the refrigerator and pray that there is a special ingredient hiding behind a jug of milk that you can use to dress up your simple ingredients (eggs and thick-cut bacon). Recently I struck it rich when I found a brand new pint of ricotta cheese in the refrigerator.
So after I scrambled 6 eggs I added a couple of tablespoons of ricotta cheese and gently folded it into the eggs. They were so creamy and delicious. The best part about them was the fact that I made them in my own kitchen. I am home - until my next trip.