I usually don't like cooking in plastic because chemicals leech when it gets too hot, but in all honesty, out there I don't care as much as at home. This sounds like a great idea. I didn't know you could boil those vacuum sealed bags!StarShineScars wrote:
I agree. I love cooking too and made all of our meals ahead of time. First we did a trial run and cooked things, put them in the freezer for a week then reheated. You can cook, vacuum seal it and put it on dry ice. Once you get there all you need is a pot of boiling water. Cut the bag a little to vent, and boil. And yum homemade food all week. Just be sure to do what people are saying and buy a lot of dry ice. We made the mistake of not bringing enough last year and it melted a few days in. Ooh and if you do go the dry ice route pick it up at a local wholesale ice cream vendor. It's way cheaper than the grocery store.
I have a question for you (or anyone who's used the vacuumed sealed bags) - have you ever had any break in your cooler? I assume they're extremely sturdy w/ the chance of that being minimal. I'm a little cautious only because I haven't used them before and I'd hate for one to bust in the cooler leaving a mess.
I'm still undecided as to whether or not to invest in one. It sounds like it's worth it as it would make cooking out there even easier. The clean up would be easy too since all the food would be in bags. No scrubbing of pans. I like that.