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Cooking On The Go
Need a crowd-pleasing potluck recipe? We’ve got you covered. Fall is potluck season, a time when we step out of our motorhomes to gather in the great outdoors for bonhomie, buffet, and barbecue. Travel rewards us with opportunities to sample regional cookout cuisine. A salmon bake in the Northwest. A big kettle of Brunswick stew in the Southeast. A clambake in New England. Do you have a hometown specialty everyone asks you to bring?
- Campground potlucks. Infield entertaining. Campfire conviviality. Tailgating. Motorhome travelers love camping camaraderie and the finger foods that go with it. Here’s a collection of serious snack recipes to eat hot or cold, sitting or standing, without fork or fuss.Many of us started out as tent campers, our grub boxes filled with apples and PB&J sandwiches. Still today, apples are a provision we travelers rely on for versatility and a nutritional power trip. …Here are ways to celebrate apples in motorhome cuisine.Want to be the most popular person at the potluck? Try these recipes.Salads are the essential make-ahead meals for motorhome travel. A salad can be a main dish, a side dish, or a dessert. Most salads can stretch to feed a crowd just by adding more of this and that.Toss up and dish out meals that will delight a variety of palates.The following recipes allow kids — with the help of a grown-up — to create easy, fun, and rewarding meals and treats in the motorhome galley or on the campfire. And, these are foods that the whole family will enjoy. Youngsters will enjoy helping to create and eat these campground favorites.
One fire, one pan, and a few minutes of quick cooking add up to fast and healthful meals in many places around the world. That’s why I keep stir-fry recipes handy in my 21-foot Type C motorhome. And it’s why, for many of us, steel woks are on the must-have list.Use a wok to prepare delicious, healthful dishes in minutes.
When I camp at Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World, some of the planet’s best chefs prepare my dinner order. Dine-out options at Fort Wilderness include a Disney character breakfast, a dinner show, and a casual restaurant. Dozens more Disney eateries can be reached via the resort’s free transportation network.
Tennessee, the Volunteer State, spreads a sumptuous feast for RV travelers who seek adventures in cuisine. Trolling for traditional recipes in the mountains of East Tennessee took me from the vibrant restaurant scene in downtown Knoxville to cookstoves in log cabins and iron kettles simmering over campfires.Pioneers from the original American colonies found a paradise in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a region called the Piedmont. Today the area around Morganton, North Carolina, lures motorhome travelers with scenic drives, a wine trail featuring five boutique wineries, state parks with leafy campsites, small-town festivals, and farm markets that spill over with local produce.Motorhome travelers who are familiar with the American heartland know that the town of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is more than auto races at the famous Road America track. It’s also a region of leafy campgrounds, hiking trails, fishing spots, and sight-seeing opportunities, as well as a cornucopia of fresh produce, craft beers, artisan cheeses, German wursts, and ice wine.
Travels always have a sweeter taste when we learn as we go, sampling local produce, chatting with local fisherfolk and farmers, and helping fledgling food industries. A trip to Cedar Key, a Gulf Coast fishing village in Florida’s forgotten Big Bend country, is always a treat . . .
Are you a bake-and-take cook? Whether the prepping is done before a trip or you assemble things in your galley on the go, a motorhome has everything you need for safe, convenient, jump-start meals.
Call them canapés, appetizers, or midnight snacks. Nibbles and noshes seem to be the first provisions to disappear during a motorhome trip. Snacks are also the likeliest place for diets to die and food budgets to bulge. Let’s try to do better than greasy potato chips and chemical-laden cheese crisps.At a typical campground get-together, meat sizzles on the grill or a turkey hisses in the deep fryer while a table is set to receive side dishes that everyone brings. You don’t want to miss a minute of the party, so recipes should be fuss-free and easy to self-serve.
Add some pizzazz to your next meal with these tart and tangy red berries that aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore.
We received a pair of salad recipes from FMCA member Iris Ohman, F153399, who said she Always Gets Recipe Requests After Folks Try These Salads At A Campground Gathering. Put Them At The Top Of Your Recipe List For Late Summer Or Early Fall Gatherings.Newer Posts