Cooking And Eating Good On The Road

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Aces-N-eights (Dale)'s Comment
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So here is a little known secret about this big bad bodyguard (think secret service but not for the big guy) I almost went to culinary school, I love to cook. I have been to some god awful truck stop diners in my travels and it hit me, why does food have to suck on the road? I have seen youtube videos of a guy and his wife that live out of their truck and while he drives she cooks. Everything from pot roast in a slow cooker to burritos and pasta. So do you have any favorite recipes that can be adapted to over the road living? DO you have a secret little diner or drive in that makes your mouth water? Share them please and lets help each other eat better and save money. If any of you happen to catch me at a truck stop you are welcome to some restaurant style home-cooking. One last thing be sure to check out www.roadfood.com for some great food around the country. It's a husband and wife that travel stopping at little mom and pop places that could put any chain to shame.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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For somebody in the CPP business, you have an odd sense of humor in your choice of screen names... rofl-2.gif

Aces-N-eights (Dale)'s Comment
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For somebody in the CPP business, you have an odd sense of humor in your choice of screen names... rofl-2.gif

I play a lot of poker

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Kinda sounds a bit too much like tempting fate to nickname yourself the "dead man's hand..."..shocked.png

Mistelle's Comment
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Here is something I do that can be done in a microwave.

Tasty chicken breasts

Take boneless skinless chicken breasts and put them in a bpa free tupperware. Add your favorite seasoning and shake them around for a little bit.

Open one corner of the lid to let steam escape.

Set the microwave for no more than 90 seconds at a stretch. Each time it goes ding, pull them out and shake them thoroughly. Repeat this step until the breasts are done all the way through.

Trust me, by doing it like this, you will have some of the juiciest chicken breasts. Then you can throw together a side (microwave rice, some veggies, etc)

It's really easy and very tasty. I have already done this in a truck stop. Got some weird looks until they started smelling my lemon pepper pork chops (and yes, you can do this with thick cut pork chops as well), baked potatoes and green beans. Then I was getting some requests for the recipe when I shared some tastes.

Britton R.'s Comment
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I watch their videos too. They always make corn bread that looks amazing. I'm going to get a slow cooker when I go solo and make some good stuff.

Aces-N-eights (Dale)'s Comment
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I watch their videos too. They always make corn bread that looks amazing. I'm going to get a slow cooker when I go solo and make some good stuff.

I think someone could have a youtube hit with a show dedicated to over the road cooking.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Aces-N-eights (Dale)'s Comment
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Kinda sounds a bit too much like tempting fate to nickname yourself the "dead man's hand..."..shocked.png

Poker players in Vegas call me the grim reaper because I kill their stacks.... I also cashed back to back years in the WSP main event with Aces and 8's. I have the tattoo and my ring tone is Kenny Rodgers the gambler.

Old School's Comment
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I have always enjoyed cooking, in fact that was one of the concerns my wife and kids had when I decided to get into this over the road lifestyle. They said they were going to miss my creativity in the kitchen.

I do my own processing of the deer that I hunt and I like to cut my venison up into small roasts (about two servings size) and freeze them individually. I'll take one of those roasts, cube it up like stew meat, sprinkle a package of onion or garlic soup mix onto the meat, put it into my 12volt slow cooker with two cups of chicken broth and let it cook for about an hour and a half, then add a half a cup of rice (you have to use converted rice in that slow cooker if you want it to come out right) and in about another 45 minutes you've got an easy meal of beef (venison in my case, but you can do this with beef also) tips and rice. I'll save the left overs in the cooler and warm it up in the slow cooker the next day by adding a little water in with it to create some steam in there.

I make an easy jambalaya the same way with 1/2 a can of Rotel tomatoes, add enough chicken broth so you have a total of 2 cups liquid with the tomatoes included, put that and a half a cup of converted rice, whatever meat you want (you can use chicken and sausage, shrimp, or even bologna if you're on a tight budget, I even cut up two slim jim meat sticks one time and called it a truckers jambalaya) You can season it up with some Tony Cachere's if you want. These are simple recipes that don't require a lot of prep or stirring, that's what makes them convenient in the truck. Of course we can do a lot better at home, but I enjoy fixing stuff in the truck, it smells so good while you're going down the road.

I've got quite a few recipes that I create, my daughter says I should write a cook book for truckers.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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I process all our game meat....I don't work hard to get it, then hope that the processor I took it to gives me MY meat back. But I can alot of meat. Its great for in the truck. you can open a jar (pints or 1/2 pints), make a sandwich with it, throw it in a stew, or make gravy....I can it at 10 pounds for 1 hour.....I also can soups, stews, and sweet bread !! if anyone wants the recipes, I'll be glad to share. I HATE truckstop food...cost me 3 days in intensive car for botulism.

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