Iv never really had a lot of luck with mine. I guess I just didn't drive it far enough to get it hot enough to cook the hot dogs very warm
Enos, Thanks for the link!
We've had decent luck with pork roast, but need enough moisture in the cooker that they won't dry out. Manifold cooker food is like campfire food — what might taste marginal at home is pretty good when cooked in the great outdoors.
Chris, hope you didn't do any trolling for bears, driving around with that meat under the hood. Are you near Diablo lake there?
We've done hot dogs in ours. Chili dogs, actually, plus a desert. We cheated on the desert. My wife cooked it ahead of time, but we warmed it in the cooker. We put the wieners and chili in one oven bag and her desert in another, and put both oven bags in the cooker. Drove an hour or a little more to a state park and had a picnic.
Erich — first photo is near Bow Glacier between Jasper and Banff. The second photo is south of Revelstoke BC and my back is to this (lower) sign about grizzlies. Fortunately, we saw nothing more ferocious than the occasional squirrel.
That whole area is extremely beautiful. I am glad it was only squirrels. I also wager that somewhere, sometime, someone has cooked a mess of squirrels in a T manifold cooker, probably someplace in the south.
I have done pork roast, chicken, sausage, fruit cobblers, veggies and beans. Oh can't forget the "Hot Dog"
Granny’s Apple Crisp
2-3 yellow apples (sliced)
½ cup sugar *or* ½ cup Splenda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Toss apples in and put into baking dish (greased). Top w/several slices of margarine.
½ cup margarine
¾ cup flour
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup brown sugar *or* ½ cup brown sugar Splenda
Mix together flour, sugar, oats, melted margarine & mix together. Crumble over apple mixture.
Bake 400° for 30-35 min- serve warm w/ice cream -or-
Drive 35 miles in your Model T using your manifold cooker. Driving distance may vary according to outside temp & individual car.
I reported this awhile back but will do it again for those interested in some dessert fun. We often mix up a blueberry topping and cook it on the T as we go to the ice cream shop. You should see the look on the face of people as we open the hood and scoop out the topping for vanilla ice cream. It takes at least 15 miles and best to go 20 to get this piping hot. This also works with strawberries.