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Old 03-03-2016, 03:05 PM   #11
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RverAnn45. I too thank you for your info. I was planning to do this for an extended trip for DH and I. I haven't tested it but am happy to hear it works as well as I thought it would.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:06 PM   #12
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Asquared thank you for the meal ideas. Your idea about pancakes is great. You're exactly right. I can make a ton in advance, freeze and reheat on the road. You have lots of good tips!
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:12 PM   #13
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Any meal where the kids were involved in the making or cooking of always seemed to be a hit with our kids. Whether it be roasting hot dogs, making camper pizza pies, something in dutch oven, etc. Keeps them busy and keeps you from hearing "I'm hungry, when is dinner?". Sometimes my kids would eat the same thing just so they could make it.
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We are making great use of the crockpot, and George Foreman grill, these 4 months in Florida. No house size fridge or freezer in the TT, so I shop weekly, with a meal plan in mind. There's a certain level of Pepsi consumption by DH that I have to plan for! Grilling outside has been limited by too many mosquitoes (Lake Okeechobee, unusually rainy weather). I wasn't sure about that til I arrived here. But its good to have a backup game plan if tge weather is not cooperating.

Crockpot cuts down on excess humidity in TT, but if I cook on stove top, we deal with it. Out west some fire bans mean no campfire, no dutch oven cooking over campfire. No s'mores either. We do eat out about once a week to give me a break. If I have too many leftovers, I share with the neighbors. Try to keep fresh fruit & simple veggies on hand for healthy snacking.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:25 PM   #15
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We're going on an extended trip with little ones.
But you're not going to the moon, are you? Plan and shop as you go. DW and I always have one supper and one breakfast on board at all times. Otherwise we shop local.
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But you're not going to the moon, are you? Plan and shop as you go. DW and I always have one supper and one breakfast on board at all times. Otherwise we shop local.
It's different with kids, at least mine. Even just 2 days worth of meals and snacks can be a lot of food, and shopping on the fly takes a lot of time when you are on vacation. Getting and keeping the basics on hand for an extended time and then picking up a couple items here and there isn't a big deal. We try not to take our kids to the store!
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Our first born was in a bassinet when we took our first extended trip in a Class A. DW has prepared meals in advance and then freezes them. They will hold for many days in an adequate cooler. We enjoy the grill, but we also enjoys the ease of not having to do full preparations for several days. A lot of the campgrounds we have visited have had facilities to keep food frozen.
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One of the greatest things I purchased while we were traveling in our 5th wheel, was a portable fridge/freezer. I put it in the bed of the truck and plugged it into a 12v outlet I installed. It was an 85qt, and while somewhat pricey, it did hold a lot of food either frozen or cold, as it would a temp from -8 to 55 degrees.
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And don't forget the crockpot liners, life-saving. My go-to website is allrecipes.com, BTW
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And don't forget the crockpot liners, life-saving. My go-to website is allrecipes.com, BTW

OMG - I definitely agree here. After soaking and scraping the crockpot several times, I was sooooo happy to find these.


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