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Old 01-13-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Texas
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My husband is leaving Thursday, flying from Austin to Tampa for a business meeting and male ego building trip. They are having a dinner one night and several people want him to bring some brisket. Does anyone have any ideas on how to transport it? We do have a food saver vacuum sealer if we need to use that!

Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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My husband is leaving Thursday, flying from Austin to Tampa for a business meeting and male ego building trip. They are having a dinner one night and several people want him to bring some brisket. Does anyone have any ideas on how to transport it? We do have a food saver vacuum sealer if we need to use that!

Thanks!
Vacuum seal it, buy dry ice at Kroger's or wherever, pack all up in a sturdy styrofoam cooler/container. Ship overnight, or no more than two day, from your house to the destination.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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Default Best way to transport cooked food that's been frozen for a day's drive?

Yup... last minute going up to my older brother's place for Thanksgiving. He's alone and hubby and I decided to drive up there and spend the holiday with him.

He doesn't cook, and gets overwhelmed when I start suggesting shopping and cooking etc. so I thought it would be so much easier for me to cook a small Thanksgiving dinner here, and then put it in the freezer to be eaten on Thursday. Problem is, it's a 10 hour drive and we'll be arriving at his place in the afternoon. I just want to make sure it defrosts very slowly on the way.

So I have an insulated vinyl bag, and I have some of those freezer things... I'm thinking should I also fill it with ice? Buy dry ice?

Is this crazy and way too risky? We've been on road trips before where frozen water bottles have stayed frozen for a really long time...

Thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I've traveled eight hours with frozen home-cooked dinners for my college kid. I use styrofoam coolers and dry ice (and I cover the seams with duct tape). When I arrive at the destination everything is just as it was packed.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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Cooler and dry ice.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:24 PM
 
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Thanks! How long does the dry ice last out of curiosity if I bought it tonight?
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Thanks! How long does the dry ice last out of curiosity if I bought it tonight?
It'll last quite some time if you keep it in a sealed container (duct tape around seams). I had ours packed for three days.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:33 PM
 
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It will be fine stacked in a cooler.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:39 PM
 
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Wow! Thanks so much for the replies everybody! I'll give it a go!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:10 AM
 
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Default It worked great!!

Hey there, just wanted to thank you again for the advice!

I put the frozen food in a cooler with dry ice and it worked very well.
Ha ha... it even worked a little too well! We removed the dry ice a couple of hours before we got there because it was frozen solid! We put some regular cold packs we had in the other cooler in there to be safe but it was still in deep freeze mode after our 9 hour trip! Lol! Used my brother's microwave on defrost, and it was all ready to heat up.

So it turned out great, and it was big surprise to my brother. He enjoyed the meal and has enough left overs for the next few days.

So again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
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