Cooking while on the road

Living full-time on the road in our 21ft caravan we value our eco-friendly DreamPot.  It’s easy to use, efficient and always delivers a hot meal after a long day on the road.

DreamPot is thermal cooking, a portable, easy-to-use, cooking appliance which uses only a fraction of the power or heating source to achieve magnificent meals anywhere or anytime. DreamPot is an Australian family operated company which has made meals for travelers much better since 1964. 


Here is one of our favorite recipes – Chicken and bacon with veggies.
5 chicken thighs (skin off). 
2 rashes bacon - chopped. 
I brown onion – diced. 
2 cloves garlic. 
4 potatoes – cut into 4. 
6 mushrooms – sliced. 
2 carrots. 
1 cup frozen peas. 
3 cups chicken stock. 
3 tablespoons plain flour. 
Salt & Pepper. 

Method: Coat the chicken in seasoned flour and then brown in the large inner Pot with equal amounts of oil and butter. 
Take out the chicken to rest.
Brown the onion, bacon and garlic. 
Then add flour and stir, add stock and stir to combine, check seasoning and bring to the boil.
When it thickens take from heat.
Add chicken and vegetables and bring back to the boil and let it slow boil for 10 mins. 
Now place the large inner pot into the thermal jacket, close the lid and allow it to cook slowly for another three hours (minium) in the DreamPot. This can cook for up to 6 hours and it is still not over cooked and a lovely meal.
Serve with crusty bread.
When using the DreamPot and travelling, we sit the DreamPot on a small sheet of rubber matting on the caravan floor under the table. It never moves and is always ready to serve up a hot meal at the end of another exciting day travelling Australia.

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