cooking in the truck

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

  1. zebcohobo

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    Tofu just picks up the flavors of whatever it is cooked in. A little beef stock and you have stewed beef, a little chicken stock and you have chicken nuggets. Sort of. It just takes some getting used to. I'm trying to wean myself off of meat a little bit. It won't replace a good ribeye but every little bit helps.
     
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  3. ironpony

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    It really helps to get some spices involved with tofu, not just beef or chicken stock. Ex... try using some thyme or sage with the beef stock.
     
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  4. truckfam

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    My hubby insisted on honey and peanut butter in the truck. I didn't want the honey. He volunteered to clean up the honey. I REFUSE to clean any honey and apparently our peanut butter blew up, as well. I have found it on our canned goods. Never keep honey on the truck. If you go through IN, OH, or OK, it will open after 2 years of non-use and ruin shelves, pillows, etc.

    One's cat will find it and be coated.

    It will pop out of crevasses for months. No honey on the truck - EVER!

    Only small jars of peanut butter. Left unattended, it's almost as bad.
     
  5. truckfam

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    I used to install POS systems and drive-thru radios. A KFC in OKC cured me of fried chicken. I won't even make it at home. I went in there for a job, lifted the radio cover and a million roaches swarmed. I reported them, everywhere. That was like 2001. I think they were 'dozed and I don't care. I won't even make fried chicken for my husband.
     
  6. tirednaz

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    As an avid backpacker and from my time in the Army a small backpacking stove a one quart pot and zip lock bags you can prepare just about anything. All you need to know is how to boil water. From your coffee and eggs in the morning to a meal of spaghetti and meat sauce for dinner.
     
  7. mistwig

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    hi ya'll. im twiggy and my husband is misfit. we cook in the truck all the time. he got me started and away we went. it takes time to get together all the equipment we have but it has been so worth it! we figured it out.... eating in a resturant twice a day on the average of $15 for one person comes to $210 a week for meals. we can hit a walmart out there and eat well and healthy for about $60 a week. when you sit in a resturant and watch water poured into the macaroni to keep it fresh, get bad expensive meals, poor service, not to mention it probably isnt what you really want anyway, cooking in the truck is a good idea. then there is the weather issue. we can sit in the nice warm dry truck and have a good meal.
    in the time since we have been together we have a coffee pot, crockpot, electric skillet, toaster, george forman grill, toaster oven, microwave, inverter(ours), burton lunchbox, athena butane stove. not all of it goes into the truck everytime as there can be a space issue. we plan our menus so the appliances change as we need them.
    as to refredgerators, that can be an issue as some companys wont let you use them. we have found an ice chest is about the best thing. sure it doesnt freeze, but i know when to cook meat so it will keep longer. the coleman or igloo plug ins just havent lasted more than 4 months so we decided to not buy them any more. yes we do have to buy ice.
    any questions you can ask here or im on facebook as emeralde khrysteele
     
  8. tirednaz

    tirednaz Heavy Load Member

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    WOW, you guys go all out, that's great.
     
  9. mistwig

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    yup we do. in the long run it all pays for itself. i have to laugh,,,, right now misfit is signing up for this site too! back to cooking, you wouldnt believe how many people we have convinced that it reall is a good idea to cook on the truck. it all starts with the burton and goes on from there. we have even made up a few of our own recipes.
    one day we were stopped and i was cookin steak in the electric skillet. it was a nice evening so i had the windows open. as i was turning the steak a drver had just come out with a mc donalds bag in his hand. he looked up, smelled the air, saw me fixin steak and just shook his head as he walked on. i think he was havin a few thoughts on doing his own cooking after that
     
  10. tirednaz

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    I think he was thinking of inviting himself in LOL

    I just go with the backpacking stove and a 1 quart pot saves me the clean up no mess just the water and some Ziploc bags to dispose of
     
  11. mistwig

    mistwig Light Load Member

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    just glad we arent the only ones who do this
    clean up can be a hassel depending on what is cooked, but doin dishes at home is too so its pretty much all the same.
    when misfit goes out by himself i send a few prepackaged meals. when i cook at home i just make one or two extras, vacum seal and freeze. when he is ready to eat, its usually thawed and he just has to heat it up.
     
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