Motor meals

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  1. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a good recipe for a meal wrapped in foil and cooked under the hood on a road trip? And where exactly under the hood should I place the foil packet?

    We're going to the Keys in a month and it will either be an 8 hour trip, with picnic stops or a 4 hour trip with a motel stop, depending on when we leave and what we do along the way. I thought it would be cool to show the kids how to save money and be self-sufficient.
     
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  3. Siryet

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  4. YoungOne

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    I do up a good bar-b-que, chill it in the cooler. about 2 hours before lunch I strap it to the intake manifold. This is the only vehicle it has worked on. If you get to much air flow it will keep it cool.
     
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    i have used this to make pot roast. tightly wrap up a chunk of beef (boneless chuck works well) with a potato, a carrot, an onion, salt & pepper, etc. in several layers of aluminum foil, and wire it to the exhaust manifold (not the intake, that's not hot) and let it cook a couple hours. this works well in the summer. i don't know about how well it would work in the winter.

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  6. YoungOne

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    I totaly agree, problem is newer cars have no room anywere except the top. :rolleyes:
     
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    A slice of ham, canned yam, slice of pineapple , topped with brown sugar. Yum.