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Old 01-04-2009, 09:27 PM
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Default Different ways to heat food.....??

My husband spent the day preparing his truck for going OTR. We have no idea if he'll be sent out, but we're optimistic people who like to be prepared for everything. He pulled the refrigerator out of the attic and installed it in the truck today.

We're trying to prepare for the long term and we're wondering about the different ways to heat food. I notice that some people say crock pots. I know there are microwaves available too, but not everything heats up nicely in a microwave. My job isn't secure since it's directly related to financial investments.

Our long-term plan is I will freeze meals as I cook them while he's gone throughout the week. That way, he'll be eating healthy full course meals while he's on the road. All we need to do is figure out how he can heat them up easily. We're camping people so we have the propane grills, etc., but those aren't very convenient to use just anywhere.

Any ideas? Or is a crockpot the only thing available?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:47 PM
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I use microwave,toaster oven,George Foreman grill and not sure what it's called but it heats water and or soup.Thinking of adding one of those convection ovens.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:21 PM
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Mike,

I've thought about adding a toaster-oven to my truck, when I get it, in addition to a microwave. I'm curious what you cook in yours and how well it works.

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Old 01-05-2009, 12:00 AM
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I've got a microwave, george foreman style grill, toaster, propane grill, and an electric hot plate, which I use a frying pan, sauce pan, and wok on.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:04 AM
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Mike,

I've thought about adding a toaster-oven to my truck, when I get it, in addition to a microwave. I'm curious what you cook in yours and how well it works.

Thanks!
IronRydr
pizza,fish sticks,tater tots,chicken pot pies,and of course Pillsbury cinnamon rolls

I like it, gives a few more choices. $29 at Wally world
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:13 AM
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Mike,

Thanks... I hadn't even considered the fish sticks/tator tots or the cinnamon rolls Having just graduated driving school, I feel confident that I can learn to drive safely... I'm not nearly so confident about learning to cook, LOL. My wife, of nearly 30 years, has always told me that if I ever had to depend on my own cooking, I'd starve within a week.

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I've got a microwave, but I also have a lunch box oven and a butane stove. An iron skillet, sauce pans, and microwave cookware. But, I don't have room to store it in the cabinets... Filled with food.
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