Traveling in one of our Cruise America rental RVs feels like you’re traveling in a portable house, which is apropos, as that is exactly what you are doing! It creates memories for you and your family that last a lifetime. You can live, eat and play in an RV and not have to worry a single second about stagnancy. And isn’t it funny how we look forward to each meal with so much gusto? It seems like meals are more of an experience when they’re eaten while camping.
The reason eating while camping is so enjoyable is because both eating and traveling are two things that we as humans love to do. Having a tummy that’s full of comfort food is, for lack of a better term, comfortable! It tends to make us want to just lie down and read, nap or gaze at the stars, and where better to do that than right in your camp? The beauty about this concept is that when you’re camping, you have nowhere you absolutely have to be…your schedule is in your own hands. Eating a good meal by the campfire or inside your motorhome gives your body the sensation that it’s getting a warm hug—from the inside. It’s just one of the many things that makes traveling in a rental motorhome so enjoyable.
To eat well while traveling in a Cruise America rental RV, it’s always best to keep it simple. Make food that you can easily prepare (considering that you’ve stored the necessities in the fully equipped kitchen). Keep some paper plates, cups and plastic flatware at your disposal so that it’s easy to clean up after the meal. Also, be sure to equip yourself with the proper kitchen tools such as a cheese grater, blender, slow cooker, tongs, potholders and anything else you feel would come in handy as you cook in the kitchen or barbeque outside
Here are a few suggestions for recipes that are easy to cook in an RV:
Tangy Barbecued Roast Beef Sandwiches
• 1 pound sliced roast beef (3 cups)
• Barbecue sauce
• 1/2 cup ketchup
• 1/4 cup vinegar
• Onion (finely diced)
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
Slice roast beef into thin strips (if it isn’t already). Boil all the remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Reduce heat by stirring constantly. Simmer 10 minutes (uncovered), stirring occasionally. Stir beef slices into the sauce. Cover and simmer until the beef gets hot. Fill buns with beef mixture. Top with onions or your other favorite toppings.
•Chili (2 15–ounce cans, either with beans or with no beans)
•One bag Fritos corn chips
•Cheddar cheese (1 8-ounce bag, shredded)
•Chopped onion, tomatoes and lettuce (as desired)
In an oven-safe serving dish, pour in the Fritos and spread them evenly over the bottom of the pan. Heat the chili and pour it evenly over the chips. Add the onions and tomatoes if you desire, then sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top. Place it in the oven at 350 degrees and wait until the cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and lettuce as a topping.
Pancakes on the Lighter Side
•1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
•2 cups self-rising flour
•1/4 cup sugar
•1/2 cup milk
Mix all ingredients and pour on heated griddle. Cook until they become golden brown on the bottom side. Turn over and brown the other side. Serve with light margarine and sugar-free syrup.
Cheese Mexican Dip
•1 pound Velveeta Cheese
•1 16-ounce jar Pace Picante sauce
•1 pound pork sausage
•1 10-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
•1 bag Mexican style corn chips
Cook the pork sausage in a large saucepan, then drain the extra grease off. Add cheese cubes, soup and Pace Picante sauce. Heat over medium heat until cheese melts. It makes a great dip for corn chips or the perfect topping for a baked potato.
•1 pound ground beef, pork or other meat of your choosing
•1 can cream of mushroom soup (condensed).
•1 can of vegall
Brown and drain your choice of meat. Add the mixed vegetables to the skillet and heat until warm. Add cream of mushroom soup. Simmer until it’s heated; add salt and pepper (stirring constantly). This goes great over white rice, noodles or biscuits.
These are just a few suggestions of meals that you may like to prepare as you go camping this fall. Nevertheless, don’t hesitate to let your imagination run wild and create your own delectable comfort food!
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