Once you’ve hit the road in your new RV, you probably have an idea of where you’re headed, your overnight stops, and the sightseeing you have in mind. But mealtime can be a chore and a hassle, and you may end up accidentally overspending your budget by eating out more than you intend. Here are a few tips and recipes to help make the most of your RV’s resources and your budget.
Keep meal prep and dirty dishes to a minimum
Use dry goods where you can, to minimize excess in your refrigerator & make use of your pantry
Plan easy, one-pot meals to help conserve cabinet and pantry space.
Now that you’re armed with meal tips, give these easy, great camp recipes a try!
- Dutch oven
- Cutting board
- 6 oz. bacon
- 4 red potatoes
- 1 onion
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt & pepper
Dice bacon and fry in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Remove pieces as they begin to crisp; drain on paper towels. While bacon is cooking, dice potatoes and onion. Once the last of the bacon is cooked, pour off most of the grease, reserving 3-4 tablespoons. Add potatoes and onion into the reserved bacon grease and season with salt and pepper.
Keep the Dutch oven lidded while the onion and potatoes, removing only every once in awhile to stir to prevent sticking. Cook until tender. Scrape potatoes and onions to the side, and crack eggs directly into the free area of the Dutch oven, whisking and scraping with spatula to scramble. Once the eggs are scrambled and cooked through, return all of the cooked bacon to the pot. Add cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Serve warm and melty to happy people.
As soon as you’ve got breakfast cleaned up, get dinnertime squared away. Wipe out the Dutch oven, throw in three ingredients, and enjoy the rest of your day, knowing that the only complaint you’ll hear about supper is, “Why can’t we have this EVERY night?” At the end of a long day of adventuring, wouldn’t you love to sit down to a hot plate of comfort food ready to pull from the oven and enjoy? Dinnertime doesn’t get better – or easier – than this!
- Dutch oven or Crock Pot
- 2 lb. stew meat
- 1 can Campbell’s condensed French Onion soup
- 1 can Campbell’s condensed Golden Mushroom soup
Combine all three ingredients in a Dutch oven or Crock Pot, cover, and place in oven at 250* for 6 hours (low heat on Crock Pot for 6 hours). Your mouth will be watering long before it’s ready, so throw together a salad or grill some corn on the cob just before you sit down to eat. This kid-friendly dish cooks in its own gravy, and pairs well with mashed potatoes or egg noodles – both pantry staples you’ll have on hand.
When you’re enjoying the RV life, you don’t need to add in the stress of complicated meal planning or an excess of dirty dishes. With our wide range of new and used RVs for sale in our inventory, we can help you pick an RV with the perfect kitchen space to make mealtime stress-free, so contact us today!