Vacationing in an RV is an excellent way to see the country without leaving the comforts of home, but it’s no fun when you’re not prepared…especially for food. If you love to cook, you can still prepare fabulous meals in your RV kitchen. Just use a few common sense RV cooking tips to create wonderful meals the entire family will love.
- Plan your menus. Get out a calendar and figure out a meal plan for each day you’ll be away from home. Photocopy your calendar or daily planner and mark up the photocopy with the meals you have in mind, taking into consideration a kickoff dinner, a special breakfast or brunch, a cookout if you plan to have one (ditto on a fish fry), a final dinner celebration, a potluck with new friends in the camp, and so forth. As you mentally prepare your food plan, note special diets in the group and picky eaters.
- Make mixes ahead of time. If you’re going to make bread, measure out all the dry ingredients into a plastic bag, and then simply add the wet ingredients when you’re ready to bake. The same goes for pancakes, waffles, breading mixes, and other types of flours and mixes. Measure them out ahead of time, then you only have to mix and cook in the kitchen, and you don’t have to carry around all the different ingredients, taking up space in your small RV pantry.
- Marinate meats and vegetables ahead of time. You can transport meats and vegetables in their marinades in plastic bags. When you’re ready to cook, they’re already marinated, which saves you another step along the way.
- Plan to grill several meals, or at least grill some of the items on the menu, to help free up space in the kitchen.
- Cook pastas and other starches at least part way at home, and then put them in a plastic bag. That way, all you have to do is warm them up, rather than wait for water to boil and cook.
- At the store. Buy only what you can reasonably fit in the space you’ve got; travel size is more practical than good deals on economy sizes. It won’t do you any good to have absolutely everything you need and nowhere to put it.
As storage space is limited, you will want to take as little equipment as possible in order to maximize the space available for your supplies. As you travel in your RV, you’ll devise your own RV cooking tips to help you save time and energy in your RV kitchen. Happy cooking!
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