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Old 07-25-2016, 03:07 PM   #21
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Meals in RV

"What is the fanciest or most ambitious meal you've ever prepared while on the road and how did you overcome the limitations of the typical RV "kitchen"?"

Every year we travel from NC to Lakeland Florida for Thanksgiving. I cook a full meal for 14 people (sit down, buffet). Deep fried turkey, stuffing balls, butter beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, giblet gravy, small ham, pea salad, homemade buttermilk biscuits, pecan and pumpkin pie. This is all possible using counter top toaster oven, bella buffet crock pots, 2 electric pans, turkey fryer and rv stove and oven. It is a lot of work but I love doing it.
Yes we all sit down to eat in the camper. We use a 6 foot folding table at the couch (7 people) with folding camp chairs, 4 at the camper's table, 2 in the recliners with tv tables, and finally one at the flip up counter extension. It's a tight fit but everyone has elbow room and nothing wrong with family being close So anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

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Old 07-25-2016, 03:12 PM   #22
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Tuna casserole

The American Diabetes Association has a recipe for a tuna c casserole. It uses about 4 bowls and a large frying pan (I sub our elec wok). I half the recipe so I can use a casserole dish that will fit in the oven. It is definitively an exercise in elegant kitchen moves. This is a rain day recipe. When it's nice enough to cook outside tuna steaks and roast peppers with some microwave quinoa is great.

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Old 07-25-2016, 03:14 PM   #23
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Chicken cordon bleu, baby potatoes cut thin and fanned with thin onion slices all drizzled with evoo and wrapped in foil then slow roasted on the BBQ. Chocolate cake in the slow cooker (but it starts from a mix). Sweet and sour meatballs in the crock pot. Full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings but I did make the pies at home. Cheating I know but I bake bread and buns all the time using frozen bread dough.

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Old 07-25-2016, 04:46 PM   #24
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I also love to cook. I set up an outdoor kitchen in a screened room. I'll try to post pictures. I have made herbed chicken in wine, scalloped potatoes, broccoli souffle' as well as yeast rolls. I cook in cast iron Dutch ovens and on a three burner propane stove. It's wonderful to surprise people who are expecting beans and weenies at a campsite!
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:31 PM   #25
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Oh we enjoy breakfast of eggs of all types to order, meat market ordered extra thick sliced smoked bacon with grease used from bacon to fry up home fries smothered in garlic cheese.
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:50 PM   #26
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I love to cook in our rv. We grill a lot. And we have a large steamer that fits an outside propane cooker. We do clam baked and shrimp boils. Grill veggies and kebobs. Love the local fresh seafood and produce.
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:52 PM   #27
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Bananas Foster is easy, but looks hard, very delicious dessert. If you practice some, it's makes a great dinner ending show at camp site.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:49 PM   #28
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Chicken and sausage gumbo. Several times. Lots of steps, ingredients and time. But always good on a cold night.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:30 AM   #29
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This weekend will be bacon wrapped filets, marinated shrimp and rice pilaf all cooked over the fire/charcoal. We also like the thin slices potatoes with onion and oil wrapped in foil and cooked over the fire.

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Old 07-26-2016, 11:52 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by BBQGUY View Post
Bananas Foster is easy, but looks hard, very delicious dessert. If you practice some, it's makes a great dinner ending show at camp site.
I once tried making Bananas Foster while camping.....ONCE!!!!

In all seriousness, that is one of my faves, especially with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.

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