Monthly Archives: December 2016

Festive Holiday Drink Recipes for Your RV

Posted by | RV Cooking

Mulled wine for Christmas

The holidays are the perfect time to pull over your RV, kick up your feet and enjoy a few festive drinks with your family and friends. To get you in the holiday spirit, we’ve decided to give you a couple of our favorite holiday drink recipes, so go ahead and eat, drink and be merry.

Hot Buttered Rye

A true holiday favorite, the hot buttered rye is sure to be a hit — especially on cool nights in your RV.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup rye whiskey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur
  • A pinch of nutmeg

How to mix it:

Whisk the maple syrup and heavy cream together until it becomes a soft, fluffy mixture. Cover the mixture and refrigerate it for one hour. Mix hot water, whiskey and ginger liqueur in a mug (or any heat-proof cup) and spoon about 1/4 cup of the maple and cream mixture on top. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and taste the holidays.

Jingle Juice

The perfect drink for your holiday party — jingle juice is simple to make, and your guests will surely be asking for the recipe.

What you’ll need (for a pitcher full):

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur
  • 5 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice (use the juice from the cherry jar)
  • Cherries, candy canes, fruit slices for garnish

How to mix it:

Stir all of the ingredients together (aside from the garnishes) in a large pitcher and refrigerate. Serve over ice and garnish with a candy cane, a slice of orange or lemon and a maraschino cherry. This fruity cocktail provides a refreshing twist to the holidays for all travelers and snowbirds in warm-weather destinations.

Happy Holidays from Woody’s RV World

Happy holidays from Woody’s RV World. Enjoy yourself and make sure you drink responsibly by refraining from driving after you’ve tried one of these recipes.

Decorate Your RV for the Holiday

Posted by | RV Culture

Christmas background with decorations on wooden board

If you are spending Christmas in your RV, you may want to decorate it, even if you are staying in the boonies with no one around. Decorating the RV inside and out always makes it look more homey during the holidays and it definitely gets you into the holiday spirit.

Before you head out for the Christmas trip, be sure your RV is in good working order, especially if you will be camping in a cold climate and not heading south. Stop by Woody’s RV World to have all of your RV’s systems checked, including the heat, plumbing, electrical and the engine and transmission on motorized RVs.

Lights

Hang lights from the awning. If you camping near a fir or pine tree, add lights to the tree. And, if you are not putting a tree inside, hang lights over the door or in other areas where they won’t be distracting to the television.

Christmas Tree

There’s no doubt that you won’t be able to fit a 6-foot tree in the RV – they just take up too much space. However, you can still have a Christmas tree. Buy a potted spruce to set in a corner or on a side tables. You’ll be able to decorate it just like a full-sized tree. If you can find one that is about 2-3 feet high, you should be able to find space for it; and then, after the holidays, you’ll be able to plant it in your yard.

Cards

Bring the Christmas cards you get before you leave with you. Hang them on the fireplace mantle or tape them on the molding around one of the doors. They’ll add more Christmas spirit to the RV.

Garland and Boughs

Line the top of the fireplace mantle or a side table with fresh fir boughs. Decorate them with small ornaments. Line the top of the fireplace with garland and hang the stockings from the mantle. You’ll have that fresh pine smell inside, plus the RV’s living area will look festive.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Stop by Woody’s RV World to have your RV checked before you head out for the holidays; and if you think spending Christmas in an RV sounds like fun, stop by our showroom to walk through several of the models we have available.

Holiday Cookie Recipes for Your RV

Posted by | RV Cooking, RV Culture

Decorated Christmas cookie in child hands

The holiday season is filled with wonderful desserts from fudge to pies, candies and best of all — cookies. Holiday cookies are a tradition in many homes and just because you’re traveling in your RV this season, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the sweets. Use these two delicious recipes to make fresh, homemade, holiday cookies right there in your RV.

Brown Sugar Cookies

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar and
  • 2 additional tablespoons granulated sugar for topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter together until the mixture is creamy.
  3. Mix 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon salt in with the creamy brown sugar mixture you just made. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined, but be careful not to over mix.
  4. In a separate dish, stir the remaining cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar together.
  5. Shape the dough into small spoon-sized balls then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  6. Place them on the baking sheet about an inch apart and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies cool then enjoy.

No-Bake Cookies

Not enough room in your RV oven for multiple batches of cookies? Try this delicious and simple no-bake cookie recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oats

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix the sugar, cocoa, butter, peanut butter and milk together in a saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes on medium heat without stirring.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add vanilla and oats to the mixture. Stir until the oats are distributed evenly throughout.
  4. Drop the mixture in spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let them cool until they harden.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Stop in at Woody’s RV World this December to tour any motorhome or travel trailer that catches your eye. Experience the holidays like never before in your very own RV from Woody’s RV World.

Preparing for the Holidays in Your RV

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips

Christmas Santa hat on snow

You’re going to want to make the most of the days leading up to the holidays, especially since you’ll be celebrating it in your RV, whether at an RV park or a campsite.

Celebrating the holidays on the road brings its own set of challenges that you’re not going to encounter celebrating at home. These challenges, however, are completely surmountable if you have a plan and stick to it.

Here are some helpful tips and hints on how to make the best use of your time this December to make sure that you’re prepared to celebrate the holidays, whether its just you and the RV or a whole slew of people.

Decorate now, but make sure that you don’t overdo it.

You’ll want to get the decorating out of the way early since its one of the things that can be done ahead of time. The thing is, though, that you’re in an RV, and that means that you might not stay put between putting those decorations up and the big day. That means you’ll want to avoid overdoing it. You don’t want to decorate so extensively that you’ll have to take down and put back up elaborate decorations every time you pull up roots and drive to your next stopping point. Stick to decorations that are easy to put up and take down and don’t interfere with the driving mechanics of your rig.

Shop now, but make sure that you can fit those gifts inside your RV comfortably.

You’ll also want to shop early. This is important because you need to not only get it done with like you would at home, but you need to take shopping opportunities when you can. You might be near a mall or big box store right now, but what happens later in the  month when you’re out in the sticks? You’ll wish you’d already shopped. Just remember that you’ve got to stow those gifts somewhere, and space can be limited inside an RV. Keep it small or be prepared to scooch around that big present every morning to get to the coffee maker.

Know your menu and shop for the non-perishables early.

Take the next opportunity – maybe tonight when you stop – to sit down and write out your menu. Break down each item into ingredients and highlight anything and everything that’s non-perishable. Cross reference this against what your pantry currently has and take note of what you need. Next time you’re near a market, grab those items. Mark all items you need for your meal with a sticker or some identifying mark so you don’t accidentally use it. When the holidays are a few days out, acquire perishables. Prep everything the day before and simply reheat the day of. Your best bet? Keep the menu more subdued than at home since you have less storage and prep space to work with.

Visit Woody’s RV World

There’s still time to spend the holidays in an RV. Come by Woody’s RV World to tour our selection and to ask any questions you have about the RV lifestyle. There’s no better present than a new RV from Woody’s RV World: it opens up an entirely new way to travel, the likes of which you and your family will love.