How to Easily Transport Slow Cooked Meals
Whether you're going to a dinner party, a cookout or your child's soccer practice, you'll need a safe way to transport the food you prepared for the event. "Safe" transportation in this sense not only means keeping passengers safe from heavy objects that could go flying in the event of a crash, but also keeping food from falling over and spilling during the drive. Follow this guide to safely travel with your slow cooked meals.
Separate Food into Containers
If you can, divide the food into portions and place them in portable containers. This is a good approach for a stew or salad that needs to feed a number of people. However, this kind of tactic only truly works for food that can be enjoyed cold. After all, it doesn't make sense to heat up each and every portion individually once you get to your location - and if there's no microwave in sight, you're stuck with a cold dish.
Use a Laundry Basket
For warm dishes that are awkward to carry, all you need are a few additional accessories that you can find around your home. Take a laundry basket and fill the bottom with towels. This will keep the heat in. Then, simply place the casserole dish on top of the towels and add more towels to the sides so the dish stays put. Carry it into your car and place it in the backseat where it will remain secure. Your food won't stay warm for too long, though, so plan accordingly.
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Prepare Food in a Portable Slow Cooker
The other options are great alternatives for when you're in a bind, but they're not necessarily ideal. For situations where you need a warm dish to be transported in perfect condition, the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker is the perfect tool. You'll be able to prepare your food, transport it and serve it to hungry guests without even transferring it to another container or dirtying any additional dishes or utensils. With hinged locking lids and carrying handles, you can easily pick it up and take it with you wherever you need to go. It even comes equipped with a removable oval stoneware that can double as a serving dish. This device has you covered throughout the entire process.