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Potluck Help: Traveling with and Reheating Food?
I'm headed to an office potluck tomorrow, and I volunteered to bring turkey chili. The problem is, I actually have to travel 2.5 hours to get to the party (I work from home most days) and I'm not sure how to deal with keeping the food safe.
I thought I would just reheat the chili in my crockpot (which I have never used before) but the instructions say not to reheat food in it because it takes too long (is this true?).
So, would it be unsafe to heat the chili before leaving my house in the morning, and then wrap the pot in a bunch of towels to hold the heat in? The other option is to keep the chili cold for my drive, and then reheat it in small batches in our small office microwave. Either way, I would then keep it warm in the crockpot. Any suggestions?