by Russ and Tiña De Maris
Heading out for an RV trip and don’t want to spend too much time slaving over a hot stove on the road? Here are some tips to help you prep meals at home for your RV use so you “work a bit before you go, less while you’re gone.”
What meals can you prep at home?
Nearly any soup, stew or side dish can be worked up ahead at home, frozen, then kept on ice in the RV until you’re ready to use it. Thaw it in the refrigerator or a microwave and finish it up on the stove. If you’re a home canner, make extra stew or soup, can it and have it ready in the RV pantry.
You can get a jump on dry stuff, too
Don’t settle for “store bread.” You can put together the dry ingredients for homemade bread, stuff ’em in a plastic storage bag, then add the wet ingredients when it’s time to bake. Not just bread, but waffle, pancakes, biscuits, muffins and cookies, too! Yum! And won’t your RV smell good?!
Got a pasta meal or more on the menu? You can mostly cook pasta at home, bag it and keep it in the RV refrigerator. No boiling water – just nuke the pasta and serve. No power for the microwave? Heat it in hot water on the stove in less time than to cook from the raw state.
Stick your meats in your favorite marinade at home, keep in a zip lock freezer bag in the RV fridge. Alternative: Bag in marinade, freeze and then thaw.
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