Saturday, July 15, 2006

Don't try this on the road

Since we are about ready to leave, believe it or not, on a trip to Nashville, I am thinking about cooking on the road. Mainly because I'm hungry and it's lunch time, I guess.

We had a memorable experience with attempted car cooking once. David knew the motor got hot when we rode, not overheated, just hot, so he put a dutch oven full of a dish we call goulash into the motor compartment of the car. All he wanted to do was heat the dish up, since he had cooked it the night before and kept it in the refrigerator overnight. We were going on a picnic at Natural Bridge, and he thought the goulash would be good to eat.

Guess what. Despite the fact that Natural Bridge is at least 60 (and maybe more--I don't have anyone here to ask about the distance) miles from our house, and despite the fact that the motor does get hot, the dish was not warmed up by the time we were ready for lunch. It was still pretty cold.

Nowadays I enjoy good food cold, (matter of fact, our motto is "If it was good to start with, it will still be good cold") but at that time, the whole thought was repulsive. I don't remember what we ate, but I do remember that the cooking experiment did not work.

1 comment:

Jenn Hacker said...

There are actually cookbooks that tell you in what manner to strap a chicken to the motor (wrapped in foil of course - the chicken, not the motor) and have it cooked by the time you get where you're going. You may want to invest in it if you ever take any really long trips. I wish I'd had something like that on our trip up to Ky in May! Or even back when I drove Jamie to Disney World for vacation four years ago.