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JoeH

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We have a full size residential refer so I pack a lot of stuff in the freezer. I smoked a 10lb Boston Butt a few days before we left on this trip. Pulled it and vacuum packed it into two person servings bags . I also have vacuum packed some of my vegetable lasagna, bison burgers, regular burgers, several lbs of speidies packed into 1 lb vacuum packages, ahi tuna, cod loins, pork tenderloins, a few racks of ribs, some conch chowder I made a few das ago and other assorted goodies including a few lbs of stone crab and conch fritters . I'm hungry again !


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While working, we got into the habit of cooking up meals, then freezing in FoodSaver bags. We could save an entire meal in one bag, or put each dish into bags, so we could mix and match later. Toss into boiling water or microwave and we had fast and nutritious meals.

In retirement, we tend to only freeze the leftovers, but they come in very handy when heading out in the RV. We have a residential fridge, so the freezer's large enough to hold a lot. To pack it, we just open the chest freezer, pull out the FoodSaver bags, and load the RV freezer. Then mix and match at mealtimes on the road just like we do at home.

What foods do we choose? Pretty much anything we like to eat is fair game for freezing. We also can foods, and can fill up the pantry with them. Between the freezer and pantry, we can go for a long, long time without restocking anything except milk, eggs, and snacks.


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There are several multi function units available today. Our Ninja Foodi slow cooks, pressure cooks, air frys, dehydrates, steams, sears, etc. One pot for every function.


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lwbfl wrote:

There are several multi function units available today. Our Ninja Foodi slow cooks, pressure cooks, air frys, dehydrates, steams, sears, etc. One pot for every function.

I’ll be impressed the day they actually make a successful replicator. Earl Grey, hot.[emoticon]


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I’ll be impressed the day they actually make a successful replicator. Earl Grey, hot.[emoticon]


Heck yeah, COMPUTER - Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, double white gravy........

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Heck yeah, COMPUTER - Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, double white gravy........


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lwbfl wrote:

magnusfide wrote:


I’ll be impressed the day they actually make a successful replicator. Earl Grey, hot.[emoticon]


Heck yeah, COMPUTER - Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, double white gravy........

Make it so. [emoticon]

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Not very budget friendly but i found frozen burgers or pizza from your favorite spot are nice when out camping. I warm things up in a large pan with a lid on low heat. Walk away and come back 30 or 60 mins later. Nice knowing it wont burn if out talking with friends. Come back to the trailer for a beer and you have a toasty in&out burger ready to eat. The lettuce and tomato are not all that happy being frozen and then reheated. If you let the buns get nice and toasty it sorta balances out the potentially soggy inside part of the bun.

edit: in terms of bulk you would already be going to the restaurant. Buy more on purpose to freeze. A frozen in and out burger wrapped in foil in the fridge is like a block of gold when out camping!!!

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MEATLOAF! I love meatloaf so I always make about 5 lbs in 2 loaves.
I slice it in portions, wrap each in alum foil then freeze them in ziplock bag.
I can have a meatloaf sandwich or ad veggies and have meatloaf dinner in minutes.
You can also buy frozen White Castles in the grocery.

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ICamel wrote:

You can now get pressure cooker/air fryer combo units. You can also get a retro fit lid for Instant Pot that converts it to an air fryer.


A little investigation showed that not all Instapots will accommodate the optional accessory Air Fryer lid... but most will... kinda leaning toward this, as the combo unit has less features than another which will accept the optional AF lid...

Again, many thanks to all who contributed, really appreciate it!

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