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Old 08-07-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Eating on the road

I love camping but find that I always plan the same meals. Was wondering what some of your favorite meals on the road are? I need some new ideas, I am not much of a cook so easy is the key word.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:24 PM   #2
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I always take the electric skillet with me and sometimes my crockpot... but my favorite is foil dinners... you can put all sorts of things in them and cook them on the grill
fish and onions and potatoes or chicken, sausage and onions and potatoes... of course, there is always grilling steaks...
In the crockpot, I make stew or chili, the electric skillet is just an extra burner for when the 2 gas ones aren't enough. Love to fry sliced potatoes, onions, peas,& hamburger, ham chunks or bacon and then set it with with a few eggs stirred up with a fork.
Hamburger crumbled and cookied, onions, then add beans and maybe bbq sauce if I'm feeling like it. served with a salad or carrot sticks and celery sticks.
then there is kabobs.. Love to make up some pork tenderloin kabobs with peaches and peppers and onions. add a side of rice, and maybe put some sweet and sour sauce on the table if they want it. Get a dutch oven and you can cook/bake many things over the fire with it.If you don't have an oven, you can even make a roast in one. I've had coffee cake made on open fire in a dutch oven. made just like at home, it's just baked a little different.
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My wife prepares many meals while still home and freezes them. On the road it is defrost and heat. Works great for us. Sometimes she'll do a hamburger helper or similar but most often the pre-prepared - except for the BBQ beef, pork & dhicken.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:01 AM   #4
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I have a friend that makes homemade pizza on her BBQ, she says it is the best, I would have never thought to try this. Thanks for some great ideas
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Big advantage of the precooked meals is less power/fuel required to reheat.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:59 AM   #6
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+1 on pre-packeged & frozen, though ours usually require some prep. We do the same thing when we take an extended trip on our sailboat.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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My wife will make a big pan of lasagna, egg quiche type casserole, foil dinner with chicken or beef and vegetables.


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my wife puts pork chops and mushroom gravy in the crock pot. she then prepares some rice. place the mushroom gravy on the rice and enjoy.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:28 PM   #9
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I have a metal box under the hood on my Jeep. The air coming though the radiator (<180') heats the box. worked just like a slow cooker. Double wrap everything in foil and its hot and ready when you pull in to a rest area.

Many times I stick a frozen Lean Cuisine dinner in it and 3 hours later it it ready. Nice hot lunches on the trail when you are MILES and miles away form civilization.
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Search will find some good threads on using a slow cooker while traveling, dinner is ready after stopping at the end of the day.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:23 PM   #11
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Eating on the road

I must say, reading this thread makes me hungry!

To answer the OP, are you saying that at home you don't have an issue cooking a more robust menu?

If so, I'd recommend just cooking more for each meal and separating the remainder into meals. My wife does that a month or so before we go on a long trip, then we take these frozen meals and simply reheat them on the road. But we normally do this anyway, and seem to have a couple weeks of meals ready at most times. Also, that is truly nice when someone come over unexpectedly, we always have something to simply heat up.

If not, than you may want to get one of those cook books that have different meal planning menses so that you can pick out some meals that we refer to as "a keeper", and simply get the list of keepers out as a menu.

Regardless, I am not a "hard to please" eater, so she could make the same thing all the time and I probably would never complain.


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We cook and freeze many of our meals. I love home made pizza and chicken pot pies. We have easy to reheat food on the days we are driving or sightseeing. We also have our slow cooker and of course we have to have a steak once in a awhile. We choose to eat pretty much like we do at home. We are not to much into the store frozen prepared foods.
We eat a lot of veggies so we bring both frozen and fresh, of course with fresh it means a trip to the farmers market if we can find one or usually an organic section in a local market.
I ordered a samsung residential refrigerator which should be here in September and will be taking out our Norcold. To have more room.

We freeze our food to fit the space we have. I seal it in our food sealer so it takes up less space.


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... We choose to eat pretty much like we do at home. ... We eat a lot of veggies so we bring both frozen and fresh, of course with fresh it means a trip to the farmers market if we can find one or usually an organic section in a local market. I ordered a samsung residential refrigerator which should be here in September... We freeze our food to fit the space we have. I seal it in our food sealer so it takes up less space.

Yep, same here, and we love going to the local farmers markets along the way as a side trip in the toad. We are lucky that our coach has a residential refrigerator in it already, but we also bought a Dometic portable freezer for one of the bays. It runs off regular 110V when plugged into shore power and automatically switches over to 12V while traveling to run off the inverter, like the refrigerator. We just got back from a four month trip and had no problems keeping all the food we needed... Not to saying that we did not do some shopping along the way... Totally agree with the food saver... Makes it very convent to store and simply pull out and heat.


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We just did a trip to the coast with our 3 kids. What we did was all the meat we where taking with us we packed in zip lock bags,added marinade, and froze them. We also cooked a few pounds of pasta, and rice ahead of time.
We would take the meat out of the freezer in the morning and it would be thawed by dinner. Throw the meat on the grill and the rice or pasta on the microwave and you had dinner.

For lunch I precooked a variety of sausages and we would just heat them up in the microwave.
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