When you have a motorhome, all of the conveniences of a house are at your disposal. This includes having a kitchen, albeit a slightly compressed version of what you have always used. Using an RV kitchen may require a little more creativity, but there is no reason you can’t enjoy nutritious and appealing home-cooked meals wherever you may go. At Nohr’s RV Center, we thought the following tips and tricks would be helpful for RV excursions of any duration.
Enjoy Endless Variety
Your menu options should not be based on the size of your RV kitchen area. With a little thought and creativity, almost anything you could make in a brick and mortar home is available on the road. You will have to adapt to using the smaller kitchen, but that shouldn’t affect your ability to eat well and often. Take a look at some of the dishes this family had on their 100-day adventure, and you’ll begin to see how much variety is available.
Planning ahead is less important when there is a grocery store right around the corner. When you are parked in the rural countryside, planning pays off by making sure that everything you need is on hand. Planning does not necessarily mean that you have every meal itemized, but it does mean that you have taken into account the ingredients for every meal you plan to cook. On the other hand, planning out your entire menu gives you more leeway for cooking ahead, and makes it possible to store non-perishable items for the long haul.
One-Dish Meals Save Time
A slow cooker can be a lifesaver. You can put a roast in to cook before setting out on a morning hike, and enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth dish later in the evening. One dish meals have a few advantages, including such things as having less cleanup after the meal, less human intervention during the cooking process, and portability for moving your meal outside or even potlucking with newfound friends.
Snacks and Finger Foods
Everyone tends to get the munchies while traveling. Be sure that your travel menu includes foods that are either ready to eat straight from the package or able to be prepared with little muss or fuss. Fruits and vegetables are always a good idea, but you can also take along cookies or brownies, yogurt, or just a selection of sandwich meats, spreads, and condiments.
Cooking in an RV is not much different than cooking at home. The difference is that an RV-cooked meal includes the taste of freedom and wide open spaces, things which don’t come out of a box. If you have some special RV cooking tips or want to share your favorite recipes, Nohr’s RV Center would love to hear from you.