This query was requested and answered in our RV Life-style Fb group. Right here’s what RVers say it is best to pack on your weekend tenting journey…
A fellow RVer named Deanna requested a query that comes up so much within the RV neighborhood: what meals ought to we pack?!
She particularly posted about what sort of meals to pack for a weekend tenting journey, and the publish bought practically 100 responses.
I have to say that Mary’s reply of “normally an excessive amount of” is one thing we are able to all relate to. RVers’ eyes are usually greater than our stomachs each time grocery looking for a visit.
So, I suppose the best reply can be to pack lower than you suppose! However the different RVers and I’ve extra recommendation to supply. I’m going to stipulate it for you and embrace another useful hyperlinks that will help you plan your tenting meals on your subsequent journey.
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How We Pack our RV for a Two-Day Journey
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See?! You possibly can see for your self that even Jennifer and I pack so much for a two-day journey.
However as Jennifer factors out, we shouldn’t need to cease at a grocery retailer at any level. That saves us from squandering precious time on our quick journey!
You possibly can see a few of the staple meals gadgets we at all times pack (for Bo, too!). However let’s dive extra into what meals to pack on your quick RV journey…
Finest Meals to Pack for a Weekend Tenting Journey
Style buds are as subjective as humorous bones, so it’s unattainable to inform you the very best meals particularly to pack. Nevertheless, I can provide you recommendations on the kind of meals to pack, with Facebookers backing up the recommendation.
You possibly can see from our video above that we regularly pack leftovers from our residence fridge and freezer. It’s handy and retains us from losing good meals.
Carolyn had the identical recommendation within the Fb group, with a bit extra foresight. She stated, “I’ve been freezing leftovers to organize for our subsequent journey.”
This technique goes hand in hand with the following piece of recommendation that a variety of RVers gave…
What You Eat at Residence
Lots of people responded to Deanna’s publish saying that they eat the identical factor of their RV that they might eat at residence.
That is wonderful recommendation for just a few causes. For one, you’re accustomed to it and know tips on how to simply store, put together, and prepare dinner it. For 2, it helps forestall you from splurging an excessive amount of on unhealthy “trip meals.”
Jennifer and I’ve addressed this simple well being hazard… when the RV Life-style is TOO MUCH of a trip. Granted, in case you’re simply happening a weekend tenting journey infrequently, splurge away!
Nevertheless, in case you’re tenting out each weekend, these trip energy grow to be actual energy!
Many RVers do a variety of crockpot cooking whereas tenting. It’s really easy to throw a bunch of elements in a single pot, flip it on, and are available again later to take pleasure in a very good sizzling meal. Plus, simple cleanup!
We lately wrote an article on this very factor! Our Fb group shared their favourite tenting crockpot recipes.
Not all people likes one-pot wonders made in a crockpot, however all people does like easy-to-make meals when tenting.
Lots of people stated something you may throw on the grill. You possibly can’t go unsuitable with any sort of beef, hen, pork, or fish you may toss on the “barby.”
Nonetheless others advised you do prep work from home after which end the recipe within the RV. That makes any recipe so much simpler, and it’s one thing Jennifer and I do usually. We even have 5 Excellent Tenting Recipes to Make Forward of Time.
RV Life-style group member Chris additionally advised “something mountain pie.” He’s referring to a closed sandwich that you could stuff with something and make over a campfire. There’s a fantastic instrument to make them referred to as a pie iron. It’s top-of-the-line campfire equipment to maintain readily available!
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In case you’re happening a fast weekend tenting journey, there’s no have to get fancy. Why attempt to reinvent the wheel when all you actually need are some burgers, hotdogs, and chips?
They’re at all times a crowd pleaser, and other people actually don’t thoughts consuming them greater than as soon as in a brief span. You may make each every time to please all people. Then, every particular person can have hotdogs sooner or later and change to hamburgers the following, or vice versa.
Granted, it’s not wholesome to eat solely this on lengthy journeys or frequent journeys, however we’re simply speaking a few one-time quick journey for now. Throw in some fruit and a veggie tray and name it adequate!
If you wish to go along with an excellent simpler traditional, skip the grill and go along with chilly sandwiches!
Right here’s a selected meals merchandise to pack! Lots of people advised pancake combine particularly as a result of pancakes are fast, simple, and scrumptious. Plus, you should utilize totally different toppings on totally different mornings to combine issues up.
Toss in some syrup, eggs, sausage, or bacon, and you’ve got a full breakfast unfold!
If you wish to “up your pancake recreation” you can make do-it-yourself pancake combine forward of time. Then you definately simply have to combine within the moist elements whereas tenting. There are many simple recipes on-line, or you may make this copycat recipe for Black Bear Diner’s candy cream pancakes. They’re scrumptious!
One other go-to breakfast merchandise is biscuits. They’re additionally nice to have readily available to make a favourite campfire deal with referred to as a campfire tart.
Fruit is the proper snack meals for a weekend tenting journey. It’s wholesome, it’s refreshing, and it’s simple!
You’ve gotten a built-in breakfast with a banana, a fantastic snack with grapes, and the proper aspect to any lunch with apple slices.
As a substitute of loading up on chips, load up on fruit! It could appear foolish, however there’s one thing “connective” about consuming fruit exterior. It at all times makes the fruit style higher and the outside sweeter!
Nothing! (For One Meal)
Jennifer and I at all times wish to eat out no less than one meal on each journey. It’s an effective way to expertise the native tradition and be taught extra concerning the area. That is very true in small cities.
We now have in all probability discovered as a lot from waiters and waitresses over time as now we have from journey guides!
So, in case you are tenting within the neighborhood of a small city, I like to recommend having fun with one meal there. It helps an area enterprise, offers you a break from cooking and cleansing, and provides you perception into the realm!
Now that now we have the meals labored out – let’s go someplace!
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