***What follows is meant to be for entertainment only! I do not recommend this be done in any way, shape or form! Let me say that another way: DO NOT DO THIS!*** Ever get at the end of your road trip only to be left with poor options for supper? Is it 3 a.m. when you pull into the motel and there is not a restaurant in site? Have no fear! A nice warm meal is just waiting for you to sit back and enjoy. Just pop and hood, grab your grub, and enjoy. You'll need: A small roast (beef or pork) Your favourite seasonings Foil Thermometer A car Prepare your roast as you would normally rubbing on your favourite seasonings. Place the probe of your meat thermometer in the middle of the roast. A probe that is "oven safe" works best. Having to poke a thermometer into the roast after it's been wrapped with just leave holes in your foil where juices will be allowed to escape, drying the roast and making a mess! Wrap your roast tightly in a large piece of foil. Ensure that you enclose the roast tightly enough so that none of the wonderful juices escape while cooking. Place roast near one end of the foil, fully wrap the roast once, fold what will be the "top" of the roast wrap roast another turn and a half, fold the "bottom" and complete the wrap. Standing on end your roast should now be leak proof. Just before heading out on your road trip place and secure the roast in an appropriate place under the hood of your vehicle. Ensure your roast and especially the foil(!!) is not touching any electrical component. Until you find the perfect 'sweet spot' place the roast further away from the engine at first. After a few roasts, you'll know the perfect place to slow cook your grub. Ensure your ties (wire used in the photos below) and thermometer cable are safely stowed away from moving or electrical components. At each stop feel free to plug your thermometer to the probe to see how your roast is coming along. Depending on the outside temperature, the temperature inside your engine compartment, the placement of your roast, and the length of your drive your roast could be ready in anywhere from 2 - 5 hours or more. For tender meat... slower is better! Once you've reached your destination (or when you get hungry and your roast has come up to temperature) carefully remove your roast, unwrap, and enjoy! ***Pork needs to be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. ***Beef needs to be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees. I think. If you have room feel free to add sliced onions and vegetables to your roast. Ensure your foil pack is tightly wrapped and secured well so as not to have it get caught up anywhere in your engine compartment or leak! Always have a fire extinguisher in your vehicle. Never cook anything on your engine, in your engine compartment or anywhere else in your vehicle. I mean seriously. Don't do this. Your vehicle is not a toy, it's a responsibility. Do you know what kind of fumes you have going on under the hood? How many deadly fluids are under there and boiling? Exactly.. so don't cook food there. Ok, it was kind of cool to cook a roast this way though. We were driving 4 hours in the afternoon in a black car in full sun. PS - We still opted to order chinese food to the hotel room.