Day to Day Adventure: Food for Traveling

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Food for Traveling

We made a super fast trip out of town yesterday. 


I knew it was coming but wasn’t sure we were going to be able to go or where we were going to stay.  Steve had a class to go to so I was on my own when we arrived around 6:30 p.m.

What I didn’t want was 4 starving kids & me having to find food that was close to the hotel and inexpensive.

Instead I cooked at home.  Weird you say?  You thought I was leaving town?  I did and I brought my slave with me.

Before I went to town for a few groceries & the girls Bible study I put my plan in to action.

Step 1--I grabbed a package of BBQ Chicken out of the freezer.  I defrosted it in the sink in cool water enough that I could break them apart.

Step 2—Next, I dumped the chicken in the crock pot & turned it on High.  Normally I do this on low all day but I was short on time.

Step 3--Elizabeth grabbed 6 potatoes, washed & wrapped them in foil, and stuck them in the oven on 300 degrees.

We were gone for about 3 hours and when we returned home the chicken & potatoes were done.

Step 4—I dumped the “juice” from the chicken, put the potatoes in the crockpot & replaced the lid.(I didn’t want sauce to spill in the suburban)

We packed up the suburban with our clothes, games & the food.


Step 5--2 hours later at the hotel I shredded the chicken with a fork & we had BBQ chicken sandwiches with a baked potatoes.(It was still very warm!)


The perfect end to a busy day.  I love using my crockpot & freezer to make life just a little bit easier!





  1. Weren't you afraid that the chicken would spoil while you were traveling? I think this is a great idea, but I always worry that the food will go bad if not refrigerated.

  2. No I wasn't worried at all. When we left the house the chicken was still sizzling. I put hot baked potatoes(wrapped in foil) right out of the oven on top of the meat. I wrapped the crockpot in a towel & put our pillows on top of that. When we sat down to eat 2 hours later the potatoes & chicken were the perfect temperature.


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