cooking in the truck

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking in the Truck | Trucker Recipe Forum' started by beezle, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. MrMustard

    MrMustard Road Train Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Dayton, Ohio
    I make spaghetti in my crockpot all the time. Simply heat up the sauce. Once it's good and hot add the dry spaghetti noodles directly in the sauce. They will slowly soften. Keep adding and stirring until you get enough dry spaghetti in. Then cut the power off and put the cover back on and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. You can probably do this with a burton stove.
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  3. sydsdriver

    sydsdriver Medium Load Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    In the truck
    I have started doing spaghetti in the microwave, but hadn't tried the crock pot. Good idea.
  4. RIBS

    RIBS Bobtail Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ward , Arkansas
    I eat soley out of my truck, I have a microwave, toaster oven, george forman grill and a electric skillet. would you even believe that i have a small food prosessor and even a blender. yup i do.

    It cost me about 30.00 per week for food and drink.

    I buy cases of water and make my own drinks using those sugar free satches.

    Also I get fresh fruit and vegies, bread, eggs, bacon, ham for sanwhiches, pasta, chicken, beef, etc.

    Just today I had for
    cereal with banana and a yogurt.

    3 X fish tacos with taliapia fish fried in my skillet with salad cheese, tomato, and buttermik salad dressing on flour tortillas.

    And for dinner I had 2 x cans of spagetti O's with parmesan cheese MY FAV

    I went out and got me a fridgerator from NORCOLD it fits in the fridge spot and it runs off 12 volt it has a freezer also in there i have fish, hamburger and crab sticks,,

    I love making soup RAMEN you know those little packets there about 15 cents each
    i chop up some cabbage not too much as you wont be able to finish it. then i add some crab and spring onion.
    What a great soup.

    I have been trucking for years and in several differant countries,, so cooking out was a must. Just could not afford 250.00 per week on eating out. that's incl drinks.

    Plus being picky about what I eat makes it all that much easier to be happy.

    Also think about the savings..

    I dont do this cause im cheap I do it cause I love to cook,, Now you may be wondering about cleaning up? I got two words for you BABY WIPES

    And disposable bowls and plates.

    I have found it's best to clean after yourself asap as cleaning is easier when the mess is fresh.

    If you have pets eating out of your Big Truck may not be suitable. but is possible

    I also have a BBQ in my side box that i use in the warmer mths of the year and do allot of cooking out.

    Once you start trucking like this you wont go back to the buffet. and eating oily greasy truck stop food. Not to mention the cost$$$

    Allot of times I will cook chiken and cut up some vegies and season it all up add a little of water and cover set on low and bungee it down and stroll down the road.

    The crock pot is also a great idea.

    Don't mess with those 12 volt appliances from truck stops the best thing to do is too get your self a good size inverter and get normal home appliances just be cautious of the power required to run the appliance, turn it over and it will show the watts that it uses.
    I run a 2500 watt inverter thats peaks to 5000 i think or simular ,, and it can run most appliances. if your batteries are not the best you may just have to run the truck while your cooking to avoid your inverter from screaming at you due to not enough power.

    Hope this was of help.

    HMMMM????? think I might have some pancakes for Breakfast.
  5. Tallman6712

    Tallman6712 Bobtail Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Pine Hill, NJ
    Rice & noodles are easy to cook up. If you have 110 power get an electric burner and an electric skillet. some veggies chopped up and cooked on the skillet add some cooked rice or noodles and some canned cooked ham or other meats and you can make 2-5 meals out of it that will keep in the frig for a few days.

    How about someone start a thread on quick meals that are cookable in the trucks. Pass a few recipes along for a healthier style of eating.

    Also if you get a meal at a truck stop how many of you divide that meal in half and save it for another night...I know the meals tend to be big sometimes.
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  6. puppytrucker

    puppytrucker Bobtail Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    I carry a small grill. Cook outside. You can get grills at walmart that fold pretty flat in the camping section. I would reccomend having one. It gets you out of the truck and the truck stop. Creates a social outlet and it just makes life feel a little more normal. Get a fold up chair while you're at it. Its great to sit out by your truck in nice weather and cook your own food. I've had some great times at trucstops with my grill on the ground in front of me....smell of chicken in the air!!
  7. musicmaker

    musicmaker Medium Load Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Fort Madison, IA
    Yep same here, the grills are $25 at walmart. It will fold flat enough to fit in the side box. I'll fire up the grill get out the box guitar and very seldom am I by myself for long-lol
  8. sydsdriver

    sydsdriver Medium Load Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    In the truck

    I don't need no stinkin accessories.
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  9. Lil Blue Pony

    Lil Blue Pony Brown Eyed Girl

    Feb 22, 2008
    too funny......:biggrin_25517:

    RIBBS: Lots of good info thanks...I use little Melamie plates I got at wallyworld...I have paper towels and I use a bottle filled with vinegar water I use 1:1 ration...It is a disinfectant.....I wipe my item clean then spray the item and wipe it off...White vinegar BTW.....white is to clean and disinfect and cider is for cooking......I have a Golden in the truck...I make her get up front and use a cafeteria food tray for my cook prep table and as a kitchen table as well.....I have a plastic table cloth I cover the bed with as was cut to accomodate.....I keep things clean...I clean constantly especially because of my dog BUT love being clean as well......I also carry bleach water in the side box in case ........can spray things I feel need extra cleaning.......I also like to carry hardboiled eggs for breakfast......that w/ yogurt and a piece of fruit make great breakfast...also carry dry cereal as well and have milk in my fridge.......rarely eat out....I have a small crock that I put food in and cook going down the biggest problem it a neat concise way of storing all my cooking groceries/ containers that are small and fit together in an organized fashion is my goal to find while I am still on home organized kitchen help make cooking easier.....and safer ..........
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  10. CommDriver

    CommDriver Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    That's a good one.

    Tonight I got a double bacon cheeseburger from Burger King. I took it the truck where I microwaved a bag of Ben's rice and heated up some ranch beans from a can. I threw away the burger buns and nuked the meat and bacon for about two minutes and then had dinner.
  11. Adios amigo

    Adios amigo Bobtail Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Boston, MA
    the best way to organize your kitchen stuff is in the following categories: Breakfast foods, lunch foods, dinner foods, appliances or gadgets, and spices.
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