Eating on the road…
When we’re on vacation and traveling in an RV, we have almost all of the comforts of home. Some of the kitchens I’ve seen in the latest models of RVs are dreamy. They come equipped with microwaves and ovens, along with top of the line stove tops and grills. Everything sounds great so far, right?
Here’s the problem, Mom is on vacation, too (or whoever the cook is in your house) and after a long day of travelling, the last thing she/whoever wants to do is cook a gourmet meal. The answer to this problem is quick and easy recipes for RV living.
Here’s a simple dessert that, theoretically, you can say is made from scratch:
Cobbler (name the fruit, ‘cause it’s whatever canned fruit you have on hand)
1 stick of butter melted
Dump these ingredients into the butter:
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk (okay use skim milk if you must!)
2 cups fruit – Drained pears, or drained peaches, or any fruit you have.
Sprinkle generously with cinnamon/sugar mix (you can buy this premixed if not 1/8 cup of each)
Bake 350 degree 50-60 minutes
Waving to and thanking my buddy Brenda for that recipe
So that’s dessert, but what should you cook for dinner while dessert is baking?
How about putting the “griller” in your family to work grilling assorted chicken pieces, which have been marinating in the refrigerator all day in Italian dressing? While “The griller” does that, you can boil some water in preparation for boil in a bag white or brown rice (What would we do without Uncle Ben?) then slice and sauté zucchini and yellow squash (and mushrooms if you like them) in a tablespoon of olive oil and a tsp of butter (or healthy choice butter substitute) with a dash of garlic powder, Italian seasoning and
with salt/pepper to taste.
Voilá! There’s your well-deserved almost gourmet dinner on the road, and hmm can you smell dessert baking?
My online friend Virginia C. gave me this easy and tasty recipe to share on the road:
“Tender Bites” Chicken & Pasta
1 (approx. 25 oz) bag frozen chicken tenders
1 (16 oz) pkg rotini pasta
1 (45 oz) jar chunky garden-style pasta sauce
grated Parmesan cheese for topping
Bake chicken tenders per package directions. Cook pasta until done “al
dente”. Heat pasta sauce. On a large serving platter, top cooked pasta with
chicken tenders and cover with sauce. Sprinkle grated Parmesan generously over
all. Serve with garlic bread and a green salad.
My mouth is watering! Here are a few links I found to RV recipe sites. I hope you find what you’re looking for.
And remember, NOTHING is wrong with a can of soup and saltine crackers with a sandwich at the end of a long day of traveling!
Do you have a favorite meal you prepare when you’re camping or RV traveling? If so, please share it with us!
Wishing you safe travels,