Packing up the car for a camping trip? Before you rev up your RV’s motor and hit the road, make sure your mobile kitchen is ready for the trip. Mealtime in an RV is healthier, more colorful, more affordable and more fun. These tips reduce the risk of meal mishaps as you travel highways and byways.
After planning your basic travel menu, including making a list of dishes you’d like to cook while you’re camping, you should purchase enough of the basics to cover the recipes. According to the book “RV Vacations for Dummies,” it’s a good idea to stockpile items such as baking mix, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and spices before you depart because they’re likely to be more expensive at small campground grocery stores. Store these foods in airtight containers to keep them from going bad.
Dried foods can be quite handy when traveling in an RV because even those that can’t be eaten as-is can be prepared quickly. Dried fruit and jerky are both good on-the-go foods because they provide some basic nutrition. “The RVer’s Bible” also suggests stocking up on staples such as rice, beans and pasta to use for cooking meals. Other dried foods you might consider include freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, powdered milk and noodle soup cups.
Both homemade and store-bought canned goods do well in RVs. “RV Vacations for Dummies” recommends stocking up on canned vegetables and fruits if you’re concerned about access to fresh items on your trip. Canned meats such as tuna fish can be a good protein source, particularly if you don’t have the resources to store fresh meat safely in your RV. Jarred sauces and canned soup are also good to have on hand, in case you have to make a quick meal in the RV.
Meal prep is somehow more fun on the road, and family members pitch in to help. Check out some of the interesting and easy-to-bring ingredients provided by fellow RVers, and get your family cooking tonight.
Link Source: USA Today
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