Eating on the road can get expensive. If you eat 3 meals a day at a truck stop, you can plan on budgeting somewhere around $25 per day for food. That can 'eat' into a driver's budget quickly and make a dent in your income.
Most drivers opt to only eat in a truck stop occasionally, and find less expensive alternatives.
A refrigerator or cooler in your truck really helps. You can prepare food at home and take it with you, and stop from time to time for some basic groceries.
Even without a refrigerator you can carry quite a bit of food with you to help keep costs down.
This is all for survival. We all have to eat.
But I have another challenge. I also like to cook.
So I asked Diann to keep her eyes open for some time of small appliance I could use on my truck to do some basic cooking.
It wasn't long until she found me a sandwich maker at a thrift store.
It plugs into the power inverter in my truck, but they are also available in 12 volt models for those without power options.
The first chance I got I fired it up and tried it out.
You can use sliced bread, but this time I used Tortillas.
A bit of shredded cheese
And some precooked chicken.
Folded it over and closed it up.
And then just waited.
It took about 90 seconds.
In no time at all I had a whole plate of them.
Easy to make and easy to eat, either sitting at a dock or driving down the road.
When I cook in a truck, I try to make food that wont end up on my shirt.
This one was a success. I’ll be making them again soon.
And I can use whatever I happen to have on hand.