Cooking/Eating OTR

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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From what I understand, these units have to have a certain amount of overhead clearance, and not just fit in a cubby.

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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

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Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

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If I am going to use it for longer than 20 minutes, I aim a mini fan into the gap above it to dissapate the heat. There are a whole lot more that use the daily without issue.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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From what I understand, these units have to have a certain amount of overhead clearance, and not just fit in a cubby.

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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

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Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

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If I am going to use it for longer than 20 minutes, I aim a mini fan into the gap above it to dissapate the heat. There are a whole lot more that use the daily without issue.

Good idea!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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I tried instant mashed potato flakes today. The kind in a pouch, not the box. Just add to boiling water. Mine was garlic and herb. I also added Creole seasoning. Turned out pretty good. I am thinking about purchasing a 5 or 10 bag of potatoes, and baking in the microwave. The only downside to the baked potatoes is that, I would probably have to use butter and sour cream, which would take up space in the fridge, and of which I would probably have no other use. Do any of you microwave potatoes. Another concern is, the bag of potatoes taking up room in the cab. But, I am sure I could make adjustments to fit somewhere. Are there any other instant foods that you guys use?

PackRat's Comment
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You can buy single potatoes, specially wrapped in plastic, just for baking in a microwave. Takes 7 to 11 minutes depending on the size.

Andrey's Comment
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I always carry a bag of potatoes. When I use my charcoal grill and meats or franks are ready, I wrap single potatoes in foil and bury in coals, it takes about half an hour to cook.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I tried instant mashed potato flakes today. The kind in a pouch, not the box. Just add to boiling water. Mine was garlic and herb. I also added Creole seasoning. Turned out pretty good. I am thinking about purchasing a 5 or 10 bag of potatoes, and baking in the microwave. The only downside to the baked potatoes is that, I would probably have to use butter and sour cream, which would take up space in the fridge, and of which I would probably have no other use. Do any of you microwave potatoes. Another concern is, the bag of potatoes taking up room in the cab. But, I am sure I could make adjustments to fit somewhere. Are there any other instant foods that you guys use?

I use the mini cups of instant mashed potatoes, so I don't waste a whole bunch from the pouch. I believe Walmart has the 4pk for less than $2. As for other potato options, I have done hash browns on the truck. Get the bag of frozen ones, and I used the $8 sandwich maker with a smidge of PAM spray, and a small pat of butter.

Ultimately, it depends on how much space you have, and how creative you want to get. I am a big proponent of multi use gadgets in the "kitchen" so that I have a set of well rounded options. Tomorrow night is shake n bake chicken, fresh baked asparagus, and probably some potatoes

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TCB's Comment
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You can buy single potatoes, specially wrapped in plastic, just for baking in a microwave. Takes 7 to 11 minutes depending on the size.

I have seen those. They are kind of expensive. I like eating on the cheap.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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I tried instant mashed potato flakes today. The kind in a pouch, not the box. Just add to boiling water. Mine was garlic and herb. I also added Creole seasoning. Turned out pretty good. I am thinking about purchasing a 5 or 10 bag of potatoes, and baking in the microwave. The only downside to the baked potatoes is that, I would probably have to use butter and sour cream, which would take up space in the fridge, and of which I would probably have no other use. Do any of you microwave potatoes. Another concern is, the bag of potatoes taking up room in the cab. But, I am sure I could make adjustments to fit somewhere. Are there any other instant foods that you guys use?

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I use the mini cups of instant mashed potatoes, so I don't waste a whole bunch from the pouch. I believe Walmart has the 4pk for less than $2. As for other potato options, I have done hash browns on the truck. Get the bag of frozen ones, and I used the $8 sandwich maker with a smidge of PAM spray, and a small pat of butter.

Ultimately, it depends on how much space you have, and how creative you want to get. I am a big proponent of multi use gadgets in the "kitchen" so that I have a set of well rounded options. Tomorrow night is shake n bake chicken, fresh baked asparagus, and probably some potatoes

That sounds like a good option. I am assuming they are like cup of noodles, just add boiling water. Less hassle and less clean up than mixing it all in a bowl like I did today. I do have a multi cooker. I like to cook stews and pasta in it. I should try more things to cook in it. I also cook rice pilaf in it.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

TCB's Comment
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I always carry a bag of potatoes. When I use my charcoal grill and meats or franks are ready, I wrap single potatoes in foil and bury in coals, it takes about half an hour to cook.

I bet the charcoal gives it a really good flavor. What toppings, if any, do you put on the potatoes? Do you wash it down with Kvass?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I am on a starch free diet and per Pack Rat's advice am cutting way down on fruits, perhaps completely. I've used NOW brand Stevia for many years instead of sugar and artificial sweeteners. I use oil and vinegar on my salads instead of high sugar dressings. Nuts (except peanuts) are great in salads and as snacks. Expensive but less than restaurant food.

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