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On the Go Meal Ideas for RVers

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While the RV lifestyle can be slow and leisurely some days, most of the time there’s a hard emphasis on the “recreational” portion. If you’ve got your days planned with fun activities, events, and destinations, sometimes getting meals taken care of without resorting to fast food feels next to impossible.

There are, however, ways to take your meals on the go so that you can avoid fast food even on the most hectic of days. Save money, eat healthier, and streamline your adventures by trying to follow these tips.

Custom Rollups

This is a perfect solution for a day of adventure. Simply take some lunch meat and roll it around some cheese. You can add a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, and even a little bit of mayo if you want. Tortillas also work great in this manner since they’re much more flexible than a slice of bread but essentially serve the same purpose. There are plenty of ways to get creative with these, so there’s no excuse to make them bland. With just enough protein included, they’re filling, convenient, and highly portable.

Make More Than You Can Eat

No, really. When you make dinner in your RV, make more than your family can eat. Portion out what you’re going to eat for dinner and then save the rest for lunch tomorrow. Leftovers are a great way to stretch home-cooked  dishes over multiple meals and avoid eating out. While you may have to stave off any infamous second- and third-helping people in your party, the convenience of having a ready meal the next day are worth it.

Create Custom Grazing Boxes

Grazing boxes are a smart solution to gap breakfast and dinner. They’re an alternative to a formal sit-down lunch that allows you and your party to stay on the move, whether you’re spending your day on the road or having fun. If you’re not familiar with the concept, a grazing box is sort of like a trail mix, except instead of using things like nuts and candies, you use all sorts of bite-sized foods, such as cubed ham, boiled eggs, cubed cheese, and fresh fruits. You can make a custom box for every member of your party so that each one is tailored for taste. You can place these mixes into tin containers to help seal in freshness, or use bento boxes, lunch boxes, or even ziplock baggies. The idea is that each person has their grazing box and can eat from them throughout the day as hunger strikes.

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Try This Recipe for a Romantic Valentine’s Meal on the Road

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Traveling in your RV for Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to eat dinner at a pricey restaurant. In fact, you can cook a high-end, restaurant-quality meal easily in the comfort of your RV. This pork tenderloin with green beans and balsamic strawberries will make you and your lover feel like you’re dining at a costly restaurant without the price or stuffy atmosphere.

PORK TENDERLOINS with BALSAMIC STRAWBERRIES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (3-lb.) package pork tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 10 bacon slices
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages haricots verts (thin green beans)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, divided
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup quartered fresh strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Preheat grill to 400° to 500° (high) heat. Sprinkle pork with pepper and 1 tsp. salt; wrap 5 bacon slices around each tenderloin, and secure with wooden picks.

Place green beans, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, and remaining 1 tsp. salt in center of a 24- x 18-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil; toss to coat. Bring up sides of foil over beans; double fold top and side edges to seal, making a packet.

Turn off one side of grill. Arrange pork and foil packet over unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mince remaining 2 garlic cloves; sauté in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Add vinegar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in preserves. Reserve half of mixture for basting. Stir fresh strawberries into remaining mixture.

Remove foil packet from grill; transfer pork to lit side. Baste pork with reserved strawberry mixture. Grill 5 more minutes over lit side, turning once. Remove pork from grill.. Slice tenderloin, and serve with strawberry mixture and green beans.

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Crock-Pot Recipes for RVing

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Crock-pot recipes make life easier for RVers. If you haven’t tried any in your RV, you’re missing out on a world of convenience. They give you the heartiness of a home cooked meal with the effort of a drive thru. Just throw your ingredients in, go have fun for the day (or even travel), and return to a meal! Here are a couple of recipes to get you started.

BAKED POTATO SOUP

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 kg russet & red potatoes, peeled & diced, cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
  • Toppings: bacon bits, shredded sharp cheddar, diced green onions, etc.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the diced potatoes into the crockpot. Toss in the onions, garlic, chicken broth, water and the seasoning. Stir it up and close the lid.
  2. Let the cooking begin. This dish needs to simmer for 6 hours on high, or 10 hours on low.
  3. When the soup has cooked completely, cube the cream cheese and place it in the crock-pot. Stir it up as much as possible and then carefully place your immersion blender into the pot. The immersion blender will break up and mix the soup, creating a smooth consistency.

STREET TACOS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 8-10 soft corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Guacamole and/or sour cream
  • Shredded lettuce & tomatoes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Toss the first four ingredients into the crock-pot. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on high, or up to 8 hours on low. Leave the pot closed throughout cooking.
  2. Shred the chicken with a fork when it is done. The chicken should be so tender that it falls apart on the fork. If it doesn’t, then you haven’t cooked it long enough. If there is a lot of juice, simply use a slotted spoon to strain off the excess.
  3. Add the filling to slightly warm tortillas and top with your favorite toppings.

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Cozy Winter Snacks for Your RV Travels

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Try these cozy recipes in your RV on a cold winter day; they’re sure to make you feel more at home no matter where you’re setup.

WINTER WONDERLAND SNACK MIX

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 cups kettle corn
  • 2-3 cups white fudge pretzels
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz. yogurt covered cranberries or raisins

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and serve immediately for maximum freshness and flavor.
  2. Add your own twists to make it your own.

CREAMY HOT CHOCOLATE

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup boiling water

DIRECTIONS

  1. combine the cocoa powder, sugar and a pinch of salt together in a saucepan.
  2. Stir the boiling water into a saucepan.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously. Be careful not to scorch the mixture.
  4. Stir 3 1/2 cups milk into the mixture and heat until the entire combination is very hot. Do not boil the mixture.
  5. Remove the entire combination from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Disperse the mixture between four mugs.
  7. Add the cream into the mugs to cool it to a desirable drinking temperature.

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon rolls are always a morning favorite. If you’re out in your RV this fall or winter and want to whip some up, you can always do it the classic way with premade cinnamon roll dough and an oven. Or, you can try making them over the open fire at your camping site with some crescent rolls, cinnamon, and sugar all on your own. The results are delicious, toasty, and oh-so-sweet.

Toasted Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Wooden Skewers
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water

Directions

  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar in small bowl.
  2. Separate crescent rolls and wrap them around the skewer.
  3. Roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Cook over campfire for 5 minutes, rotating frequently.
  5. Optional – Mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp water together to make a glaze and drizzle over cooked roll-up.

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Tips for Cooking ith Your RV’s Oven

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The RV lifestyle requires travelers to make some changes, and a lot of those changes come in the kitchen. Cooking in an RV’s compact space and with limited appliances can seem impossible at first. Fortunately, a number of RV living experts have been baking in gas ovens for decades, and they have some helpful tips to offer.

Follow these simple pieces of advice to bake better treats and meals in your RV’s gas oven.

  • Always preheat the oven. It’s easy to skip the step of preheating your RV oven because you don’t want to waste propane; however, preheating is essential to cooking your meals and baked goods correctly. Not all RV ovens are equipped with signals to let you know they’ve preheated to the correct temperature, so you’ll have to use an oven thermometer.  Your oven thermometer will also come in handy for cooking, because your RV oven’s temperature gauge is probably not accurate.
  • Don’t forget to rotate your pan. When your dish is halfway through baking, rotate it to ensure a more even cook.
  • Use unglazed tiles to even out your RV oven’s heat distribution. Place an unglazed tile (or several) directly on your oven’s metal shelf to provide better distribution and allow your meals and baked items to cook evenly.
  • Don’t be afraid to move the wire rack. Move your wire rack up higher, so your meals aren’t cooking with such intense heat. This will help prevent the burning that often occurs in RV ovens. Whenever possible, don’t place your baked goods on the bottom shelf — they may not rise properly!

Prepare Meals in a Residential RV Kitchen

Cooking in your RV doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you buy a top-quality new RV from Woody’s RV World. Our lot is stocked with a huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels that are equipped with full, residential kitchens to help you enjoy even better meals (and desserts) on the road.

Delicious Foil-Wrapped Camping Recipe

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Foil packs are the perfect way to cook a meal at the campsite. They’re easy to prepare and leave practically no mess, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen when you want to be outside enjoying your destination. This honey Sriracha chicken foil packet recipe is so delicious, your friends and family are guaranteed to be asking for the recipe.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Foil Packet

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 box (7 ounces) Green Giant frozen carrots, peas, black beans and edamame (thawed)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the rice and water together in a small bowl. Let the rice soak for five minutes, then drain.
  3. Stir the thawed vegetables into the rice mixture.
  4. Cut four sheets of heavy duty foil (10 inches by 12 inches).
  5. Spray the center of one side of the foil with cooking spray
  6. Spoon one fourth of the rice mixture onto each tin foil sheet.
  7. Top each sheet with one chicken breast.
  8. In a separate small bowl, combine the honey, lime juice and Sriracha sauce. Spoon the sauce evenly over the chicken.
  9. Close the foil around the chicken so the edges meet. Seal the edges, leaving enough space in the packet for heat to circulate.
  10. Place the packets on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake your chicken packets for about 30 minutes or until the juices from the chicken run clear.
  12. Unwrap and let the chicken stand for five minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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Try These Blueberry Peach Tarts on the Road

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Great for breakfast if you really want to make it special, these blueberry peach tarts with vanilla glaze go wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee. They’re also good for a few days, so you can make them the night before and have them waiting for you in the morning (of course, nobody’s going to know if you have one for a bedtime snack that night!).

Blueberry Peach Tart with Vanilla Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puffed pastry, thawed for 20 minutes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • For the Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk OR heavy cream, more if needed to achieve desired consistency

Directions

  1. Remove 1 sheet of puffed pastry from the freeze; thaw for 15-20 minutes at room temperature, or until it can easily be unfolded without cracking.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°(F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine the egg and water; beat until well combined; set aside.
  4. Thinly slice peaches and place them in a large mixing bowl. Add in the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cornstarch; toss well ensuring all peaches and are coated in the cinnamon sugar mix; set aside.
  5. Gently unfold the puffed pastry. If it does crack, gently press the tears back together and mend with slightly wet fingers.
  6. Place puffed pastry on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Layer the peaches evenly (and very tightly) on the puffed pastry, making 3 tidy rows, leaving a 1″ border around the pastry. Sprinkle the blueberries on top.
  8. Lightly brush exposed pastry crust with egg wash.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating once during baking, or until the crust is puffed up and golden brown and the peaches are tender.
  10. While the tart bakes, make the vanilla glaze!
  11. In a small bowl combine the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and cream; whisk until smooth, adding more cream as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over the tart right before serving.

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Prepare Your Dinner While on the Road

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Like, literally. The title is literal.

Here’s a neat trick that can save you time and energy: cook food while you drive. Doesn’t sound possible, does it? What, are you going to balance in the back as the RV tilts and shifts along the road, all while preventing boiling water from spilling and knives from flying?

Of course not. The solution is a slow cooker. Just prep in the morning before you pull anchor and let it cook while you head to your next stop. When you get there hours later, you’ve got a slow cooked meal waiting for the plate. It may sound just as bad as trying traditional cooking while you drive, but it really works so long as you follow a few guidelines:

  • Don’t over fill the slow cooker. By keeping the liquid portion down below halfway, you significantly reduce the chances that there will be spillage. By that same token, try sticking to roasts rather than stews.
  • Purchase a slow cooker with latches. These are commonly available as an option and are ideal for use in an RV. The latch keeps the lid where it should be, even when you’re driving down a grade, handling some curves in the road, or coming to an emergency stop.
  • Place it in the sink. If the dimensions allow, just put the slow cooker in the sink and let it do its work there. The sink will automatically take care of any spillage, won’t have a problem with heat convection, and keeps the slow cooker wedged in place. Just make sure that the sink is completely dry before you place the slow cooker in there.

Following these tips, this ought to become your new favorite method of cooking while out in your RV. Take the hassle out of dinner and cook while you drive the next time you hit the road in your RV.

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Make a Monte Cristo Sandwich in Your RV

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Try this classic Monte Cristo sandwich recipe on the road this summer in your RV. It’s great for a lunch-time picnic when you’re out exploring Canada’s National Parks and campgrounds.

Muskoka-Style Monte Cristo Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bread of your choice
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Whole berry cranberry sauce (homemade or canned)
  • 8 slices of brie cheese
  • Fresh baby arugula
  • Butter
  • 2 eggs, mixed with 2 Tbsp. milk

Directions

    1. Cook bacon in a frying pan until browned. Set aside.
    2. Assemble sandwich: Butter bread slices. On the bottom slice, place two slices of brie cheese. Top with two slices of bacon, overlapping. Top with a generous dollop of cranberry sauce. Top with arugula. Top with 2nd slice of bread.
    3. Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Preheat oven to 350° F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine eggs and milk in a large shallow pan or bowl.
    4. Carefully lift sandwich and dip bottom into egg/milk mixture for a few seconds. Flip and dip the other side. Immediately place into frying pan with hot butter. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Cook in the frying pan until bottom side is browned, flip and repeat with other side. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and pop in to the preheated oven for about 5 minutes to fully melt the cheese.

Serve immediately, with a bit of maple syrup for dipping, if desired.

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