The best part of RV travel is the camping experience with your family or friends. It does not require eating at a fast food joint or a fancy restaurant. Camping outdoors allows you to bond with your love ones, plus, you get to create your own recipes to share with them. However, there are some RV parks and National parks that have restrictions when it comes to using camp fires. You may want to check first the house rules of a certain camp site before proceeding to create an open fire. Most Rv-ers prefer to use and electric RV grill or stoves where campfires are not allowed. Whatever your method is, here are tried and tested tips in preparing for a camp cooking:
1. Before the start of your trip, plan your meals for each day and list down all the ingredients so you can purchase your groceries in advance.
2. Cook food in advance like soups, sauces and other meals that can be prepared at home. You can also pre-cut other ingredients like fruits, vegetables, fish and chicken. Consider easy to prepare meals or instant food like, canned salad, cookie/pancake mixes, canned fruits and frozen foods like hotdogs, bacon etc.
3. Keep all stored food accordingly in their containers or in resealable bags. This allows you to identify the food easily and it save storage space. This is also a good practice of keeping animals especially wild away from your vehicle.
4. Don’t forget to bring the reliable aluminum foil. Aluminum foils are great for mixing vegetables and fruits, covering a dish and it saves a room when packing a dish or frozen foods.
5. Take advantage of your left over food, incorporate it with some of your very own recipe for the next day’s menu. For instance, a left over chicken can be curried and served as a side dish or a leftover mashed potato can be filling potato patties. Be adventurous and create your own recipes!
6. Considering making crockpot meal. It’s easy and hassle free.
7. Take in consideration your cooking equipments, whether your RV is fully equipped with great kitchen facilities you may want to add additional cooking tool and leave those you don’t need at home.
8. Store fire lighters or matches in a resealable plastic bag or waterproof container.
9. Observe proper hygiene. Always wash your hands with soap before and after preparing your meals.
10. Stay organized and clean up your own surroundings after cooking. Don’t leave your mess behind and expect the next camper to throw it for you. Be responsible.