He could take sandwiches every day, which would get boring. He could buy his lunch from one of many takeaway outlets along the way, which he does on occasion, but all the time can get expensive not to mention, unhealthy.
Some days, he takes a foil container of leftovers, to warm up in his 12 volt oven. That's right, he has an oven in his truck.
It's no bigger than a small esky, and it plugs into the lighter socket(12 volt plug) in his truck. It fits a foil container in it quite nicely, and warms up in no time.
This way, and I guess it what a lot of travellers miss when they work on the road a lot, he gets the equivalent of a home cooked meal, when he is not at home.
Any leftovers we have, I put into a foil container, label it and chuck it in the freezer. All is has to do is choose his frozen meal for lunch, out of our own freezer, and chuck it in his work esky. It goes in the oven and come lunch time is ready to eat.
Meals that are easy to make more of and freeze, that I pack for the freezer include:
- spaghetti bolognaise
- bangers and mash, with gravy
- casseroles, with mash
- curries, with rice
- leftover chicken with mash, gravy and veggies(meat and 3 veg)
- pies/sausage rolls
We drove a couple hours to meet friends who were camping in the middle of nowhere, this trip in fact. I put sausage rolls in a foil container, and warmed it up on the way, so our lunch was ready when we got there. Handy when the kids start whining they are hungry.
Brett has also wrapped cheese sandwiches in alfoil and they've come out just like a toasted sanga.
We bought our 12 volt oven from Ebay. We also have a 12 volt kettle, it lives in the boot of my car. It boils two cups of water. In my case, all I need to do is take a tea bag, some water and a cup and this black tea drinking mumma is set.