Yay! Food! The best topic of them all, amirite? It’s yummy, fun to prep, and brings people together. What more is there to say?
Well…I’ve got a few things to say so buckle up, friend.
Try cooking over a campfire
Will the Great Debate ever end? Is RVing real camping?
I say yes! Especially if you’re cooking over a campfire. Seriously, what’s cooler and more #campvibes than that?
Nothing. The answer is nothing.
Here are some rules of thumb to know about cooking over a campfire:
- Hot coals over flames. Let the fire die somewhat prior to starting the cooking. The longer the fire has been burning, the hotter the coals.
- Stay on your toes. Obviously cooking over a flame is much different than your propane stove inside the rig. Stay diligent and tend to the fire and food again and again so nothing gets burnt and everything cooks as evenly as possible.
- Invest in some gloves. Leather preferably. Don’t ask questions. Just do it.
Plan your travel day meals to limit junk food
Ah…that awesome feeling of traveling for 2 days straight eating nothing but Cheetos, Slim Jims, and Powerade. NOT!
Whether you’re towing your trailer behind you, or barreling down the highway in your coach, RV travel days are stressful. Even when nothing goes wrong. (But something always goes wrong.)
Fuel your body with clean stuff. Pull over and make yourself a sandwich. Your pots and pans are all there. Make some bacon and eggs real quick. It seriously takes less than 10 minutes and will make your body feel so much better than the 5 minute stop into the gas station that seems easier to do. I promise.
Use checklists, meal prep planners…whatever you need to do to plan your meals for traveling to ensure you feel your best…to tackle whatever the road throws at you.
Cook outside as much as possible
This is just fun. There’s more space to prep, and less heat and smells in the RV when you’re done.
Invest in some sort of table and small grill if you must. But I highly recommend cooking outside! It really helps you get in the camping spirit and save your sanity around dinner time, too!
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