Cooking OTR

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Jacob T.'s Comment
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So my wife says I'm crazy for cooking at truck stops and areas where I park. I don't want to cook in the truck due to oil splatter and don't want the truck to smell like a whole onion lol.

Do yall cook put there on the road? If so what're some things yall cook.





Old School's Comment
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Hey Jacob, I like what you're doing. I know we have some members who cook a lot on the road. PackRat is big on cooking. There are some others also. I don't cook as much as I should. My family insists on me cooking when I'm home. I really enjoy cooking for them.

You can use our search bar and find some ideas. This subject is discussed frequently. Here's a link to a former conversation. In my response I provide some other links that I think you'll appreciate. Check it out.

Eating Healthy On The Road

Deb R.'s Comment
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I started out cooking in the truck, but like you said, did not appreciate having it smell like a greasy spoon in there. So I did exactly what you've got set up - a tv tray with an electric frypan. I did that a few times, and got tired of the hassle factor. Now that I have a 7-day turnaround, I can premake meals at home, and just heat stuff up in the microwave. Still make salads in the truck though. If you are on FB, there is a group called "Big Trucks Cooking", and you can see the wide variety of things people cook up while OTR.


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.

PackRat's Comment
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There are several photos on my profile of my cooking out here. Two things I avoid are fish and onions due to the lingering odors.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I have a slow cooker that I use to make different types of stews. With so many different types of meat, veggie, and bean combinations available, it's not like I am eating the same thing all the time.

Sandman J's Comment
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I put a pan on a single-burner hot-plate and put steak or chicken on there and heat up a bag of veggies that steam in the bag in the microwave.

Your food looks good!

Pelican's Comment
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My trainer practically never eats truck stop food.

Electric skillet, crockpot, and so on. He makes a mean beef and broccoli stir fry.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I cook at home, vacuum seal and freeze, reheat in the road for the most part.

Erin Q.'s Comment
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I get frozen stuff like Simulate Nuggets and Beyond Burgers and make them in a toaster oven and make salads and chili at home to reheat. I'm only out 4-5 days at time so I don't need to carry a ton with me.

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