Saturday, May 31, 2014

Look what I found...

I have a collection of crock pots and while I was looking for a replacement for one of mine that gave out, I ran across this baby.  It is awesome!  Three small just perfect for meals or small family dinners, or to put various dinner components in.  Each holds a small roast and has its own control!  With removable crocks for easy clean up!!!










Friday, March 14, 2014

Updates this summer...

Good day to y'all.   I've been inundated with schoolwork and five classes.  However, this summer I am taking off school to update Grillin' the Road and publish another book.  It's a surprise right now, but This summer I plan to roll it out and announce it here.  Be on the lookout!

For those who have read Grillin' the Road, please email me your comments and suggestions so I can make it as great a book as possible.  Email me at lisa@grillintheroad.com and I will consider any submissions.  If you have a favorite recipe or idea to add, let me know. I'd like to add ideas from other people, with proper reference, of course!  You will get full credit for your submissions.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Tip for using and freezing in the small glass casserole dishes



Use any of your recipes (or mine!) for baking or roasting in the glass casserole dishes (see where to buy appliances).
  • Bake or roast as you would normally, making sure your food doesn't come up over the top edge (if it does, you'll not be able to use the vinyl lid, but that's not a big problem, but it means it won't stack neatly in the freezer.).  
  • Allow to cool thoroughly.  Place lid snuggly on top.  Then, wrap the casserole in plastic wrap to double seal (this helps prevent freezer burn and keeps the lid on snuggly.).  Use freezer tape or masking tape to label the meal with what it is and the date it was made.  If the meal exceeds the top of the casserole dish, just double wrap with plastic wrap.  The plastic wrap also helps prevent leaks when thawing.
  • Freeze!  
  • When warming up - remove plastic wrap and open lid a bit for a vent, if microwaving.  Remove all plastic and lid completely if warming up in the oven, and cover with foil if you want to keep moisture in.  DO NOT use foil in the microwave!  
  • Microwave warmup: about 3-5 minutes (or more) depending on power of microwave.  Check food (turn or stir if needed) after the first 3 minutes and after each subsequent minute until done. 

Another healthy food site...

Yes! I have some time to post, finally, and today I am featuring a site I found on Facebook.

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/
https://www.facebook.com/100daysofrealfood?hc_location=stream

Lisa Leake shows how to cut out processed food for a healthier life.  She has tons of ideas, plans and meal ideas, many of which are "take-along-able".   I highly recommend this site!


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New addition to appliances and where to buy:

A must have for OTR drivers: A microwave oven.


A small (.7 cu foot) microwave with a low wattage (700 w) is perfect for the truck. These usually run under $50.   It's small enough to fit and not take up too much space, yet big enough to heat meals in the small glass casserole dishes.   Make sure your truck is properly wired to handle the wattage load.  Talk to your company's maintenance crew. A "plug in" inverter may be able to handle the load, but you need to make sure your truck's wiring and auxiliary power can handle it.  If you own your own truck, you might be able to do it yourself. Here's a link to how to install an inverter.  http://www.thetruckersreport.com/power-inverter-install/

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On a general note, I've been busy with college so I've not had a lot of time to play with this site. However, I am still in the process of writing my 2nd cookbook, which targets healthier eating and recipes. It will be more "how to cook", with many of the same ideas as Grillin' the Road's portable meals.  Proceeds of paperback book sales will go to the Michael J Fox Parkinson Foundation, with the entire book being available online in its own web page and for download in PDF.  This will be a while coming, so please be patient.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Keep them wheels rollin....

It's a well known fact that great truckers are hard to come by and keep in a company.  By the same token, finding a great driving job can be a pain.  Especially if a driver is still on the road and doesn't have a lot of time to job hunt.  Fortunately, there is help!  Check out Truck Driver Jobs In America!  Many companies available in one place. For all kinds of driving jobs!

http://truckdriverjobsinamerica.com/ 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Been busy!

Please note that I have turned off comments due to an influx of anonymous spam comments.  Please email me with your comments.  If you want a link posted to a legitimate site, please email it to me and I will check it out.  If I find it appropriate, I will put it in the links page.  Perpetual spammers will be blocked.  

Please check out the page links to the left!
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Grillin' the Road is available online at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and other fine booksellers!  Get yours today!
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One of the best Trucker websites: http://www.healthytruck.org

Check out Todd's new website   http://abouttruckdriving.com/

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Revised edition now on Smashwords

I have the revised edition now on Smashwords!  It took me a while, as I am in the process of going back to school and dealing with all that.  But, you can now get the revised Grillin the Road on Amazon in paperback or Kindle, or on Smashwords!  The new version was put on Kindle/Amazon last November and includes a few more recipes and some of the interesting articles from this website.

Also available at Barnes & Noble online and Books A Million online!


Available through Amazon/Createspace.


Paperback Book
Perfect size to carry in the truck!
Black and white interior, color cover, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 192 pages
only $8.99 !

Click here:
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Kindle eBook only  $2.99

  > Download for Amazon Kindle


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SMASHWORDS EDITION!
Get the eBook in just about every format here!
Buy it once, download any and all versions and any revisions!

Regular Price: $2.99

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/213760

Versions available:
Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser)
Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)
Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)
Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps) ** AUTHOR RECOMMENDS KINDLE VERSION ON AMAZON!
Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others)
PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing)
RTF (readable on most word processors)
LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers that don't support .epub)
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)