Cooking/Eating OTR

Topic 30766 | Page 2

Page 2 of 5 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Mountain Matt's Comment
member avatar

It is hard for me to understand how people eat from paper or plastic plates, drink from plastic cups and use plastic forks and spoons. It may be a Russian thing, but a good amount of pleasure from eating my meal comes from a porcelain plate, a glass pint and a silver fork. It does take some extra time to wash everything, but it is definitely worth it!

Where/how do you wash everything up?

Andrey's Comment
member avatar

Mostly in restrooms at rest areas and truck stops. I wipe plates with paper towels first to reduce mess in a sink. If there is no sink with water, I always have a big 3 gallon bottle of tap water to wash plates and silverware right by the truck.

Mountain Matt's Comment
member avatar

Makes sense. Thanks!

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

I use Clorox wipes on everything.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
member avatar

I use Clorox wipes on everything.

My "appliances" are all nonstick, so they get hit with a wet paper towel first to get the majority of the gook off, then a dry one if necessary, then Clorox/Lysol wipes.

As for paper/plastic/utensils issue? Food is fuel. Treating it in any other manner caused me to get fat, so it doesn't matter what it is sitting on, any more than my truck cares wether the diesel pump has a splash collar or not.

Andrey's Comment
member avatar

Food is fuel. Treating it in any other manner caused me to get fat

And for me food is one of the most elevated and refined pleasures available to a human... treating it in any other way makes me sad :-)

Mikey B.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

It is hard for me to understand how people eat from paper or plastic plates, drink from plastic cups and use plastic forks and spoons. It may be a Russian thing, but a good amount of pleasure from eating my meal comes from a porcelain plate, a glass pint and a silver fork. It does take some extra time to wash everything, but it is definitely worth it!

double-quotes-end.png

Where/how do you wash everything up?

I take my dishes along with a washrag, dawn, and two hand towels into the shower room with me. Either use the shower spray or the sink. Sometimes ill just wash dishes at the truck but not often.

Andrey, well thats why you buy Chinette or Dixie Ultra. I don't care what surface its on however I don't use plastic cups or plastic silverware. I have actual metal forks, spoons and knives as a must have.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Breakfast this morning

0481037001631374205.jpg

TCB's Comment
member avatar

On my 34, I use my Instapot to cook up batches of stews and rice to last a few days. I also have a toaster oven to toast sandwiches and pizza bread. I use my microwave to heat up frozen ravioli and pasta sauce and sometimes chicken tenders.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
member avatar

This question might get some amusing replies. I heard that Army surplus outlets sell MRE's. Do any of you carry any with you, in case of emergency, of course.

Page 2 of 5 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Advice For New Truck Drivers Cooking In The Truck Exercise and Fitness Food & Eating On The Road
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More