cooking in the truck

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

  1. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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  3. MOBee

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    A lot of the truck stops carry fresh fruit and veggies in a togo cup. It will be limited, watermelon, strawberries, pineapple then of course apples, oranges and bananas. That ought to make a good shoot my. This is Loves selection just about year round .
     
  4. MidWest_MacDaddy

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    I would think cleanup might be an issue but if it works go for it.
     
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  5. Wasted Thyme

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    True. If you want to pay 10× what grocery stores charge.

    Trucker path has Walmart locations. The majority are right off the interstate and are big rig accessable.

    I usually use the satellite view. To be sure. Have a half dozen locations saved in my GPS. Those are my go to locations. Usually stopping once a week or as needed.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  6. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

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    What Wasted Thyme said.

    Once a week Walmart stops for your 30 minute break will do wonders for your health and wallet. I have a microwave, electric skillet, Burton stove, and a 14" charcoal grill, and a coffee maker. So many ways to keep from wasting money on unhealthy truckstop junk.
     
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  7. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    Walmarts...A lot of them you can fit the truck in the parking lots...I hit up walmart probably at least once a week....Check truckerpath app though or call to make sure you can park there...Also if you are in places where they grow a lot of food, like CA99, you can hit up fruit stands.
     
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  8. TruckerLlew

    TruckerLlew Medium Load Member

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    Just curious. Does anyone prep meals at home and vac/freeze them?

    I've been trying this and have been pretty successful. I bought a 22 inch Blackstone griddle and set it up at home.

    I usually buy a dozen steaks of various types, boneless skinless chicken breast/thighs and pork chop/steaks. I grill them up on the griddle, let them cool. I debone the pork chops/steaks and vacuum seal everything. in 4-6oz serving sizes. Then I stick them in the freezer until it's time to head back out.

    I have an Alpicool 60qt fridge/freezer I just use a freezer. I stock that up and put that on the top bunk. Once I'm out on the road, I take 2 or 3 frozen packs and toss them in the truck fridge to thaw. I have a small butane stove and a pan that I warm up my meat with and I also have a microwave but rarely use it. Sometimes, I just eat them cold. Then I just have to stop at WM for fresh veggies and water. I usually stay out 3 weeks and sometimes 4. I find that about 25lbs of mixed meats last me at least 3 weeks

    The Alpicool runs on 12vdc or 120vAC. it only pulls 45 watts so can be used with the 300w inverters or just plug it onto a power port. Bought it on Amazon. bit pricey but the savings from not eating in truckstops pays for it on 3 months...lol

    Anyway, Just curious if anyone does the same thing
     
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  9. MidWest_MacDaddy

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    My wife has tried her hand at home canning and does an awesome job of it.

    She will cook up a number of different recipes up and use the smaller pint jars for me. I’ll grab several when leaving the house and use a plastic case from Walmart to store them which keeps them from hitting each other.

    Then when I’m OTR I can grab a single serve pint and microwave it and have a home made meal right in the Truck.
     
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  10. MOBee

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    I use to, but don't have a kitchen at home now. I buy Evolve meals, freeze them and then take one out per day and enjoy.
     
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  11. TruckerLlew

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    Well, this wasn't technically cooking IN the truck, but close enough..lol stirfry.jpg
     
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