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I've been asked to bring a dish to share at a weekend reunion.  We will travel a minimum of 6 hours in the heat to a bit of a remote location (no large grocery stores in the area).  All that I can think of is cookies or dinner rolls/croissants.  Any ideas would really be appreciated.

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You can take anything you want in a cooler.  Potato salad, pasta salad, fried chicken, etc.

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How about a dessert like a cake or something non-perishable?  A salad or cold dish could be taken in an ice chest.  A crock pot full of food could be chilled in the fridge, put in an ice chest for the trip then heated before dinner (be sure to take the cord).

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To expand on @spumoni99's post a "cooler" also retains heat so something like baked beans should travel well if kept in the cooking vessel and wrapped in foil.

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@mac116 wrote:

I've been asked to bring a dish to share at a weekend reunion.  We will travel a minimum of 6 hours in the heat to a bit of a remote location (no large grocery stores in the area).  All that I can think of is cookies or dinner rolls/croissants.  Any ideas would really be appreciated.


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This is tricky .........   I like the idea of cookies, rolls, and any packaged items that won't spoil, spill or leak.  And avoid containers that need to be washed and taken home.  

 

Personally, I would buy, rather than make something.  Depending on the time of day, you could always get a bottle of red wine, too, I suppose.   

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A massive amount of rice krispie treats and a case of individual waters.

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@mac116 I would not stress about taking anything that requires special care.

 

I would take two kinds of cookies. Plain sugar cookies, or chocolate chip, or both. For a salad, I would take two or three watermelons and a knife. That way you can enjoy the day and know no one got sick from your offerings.

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I had to bring something to a backyard wedding once believe it or not.   What I did was visit a local bakery and bought a few dozen pretty cupcakes.  I just kept them in the boxes as I picked them up that morning laying them all side by side in the trunk.  All was well with that.  My drive was 3 hours.

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@Tinkrbl44 

 

This is tricky .........   I like the idea of cookies, rolls, and any packaged items that won't spoil, spill or leak.  And avoid containers that need to be washed and taken home.  

 

Thanks.  I really didn't want to bring a cooler, or containers that I would need to keep track of during the clean up.

I also like the idea of a few bottles of wine.

 

I welcome all ideas, since I don't usually have such a unique set of circumstances.

 

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You can transport cooked food in a crock pot or pressure cooker.