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Thanksgiving in your RV? A few modifications can save the day.
Thanksgiving is a great time to head for your favorite RV camping spot. But if the thought of prepping the “meal of the year” in a small RV kitchen feels a bit intimidating, there are ways to switch up your typical routine and save you a lot of time and worry.
Electrical appliances have come of age.
Probably the one getting the most attention these days is the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is a Canadian brand of multicookers that can free up your oven and stovetop and help you serve up tantalizing dishes. Because it can be stored away when not needed, it’s the perfect kitchen tool for RV’ers. (Although once you start using it, it could very well become a daily staple in your food prep).
Instant Pot combines all the features of a slow cooker with a pressure cooker. One model even includes an alternate lid that turns the Instant Pot into an air fryer, making it possible to cook and crisp all in same pot.
The NuWave Oven is a lifesaver if you plan on doing a lot of baking. The NuWave Oven cooks evenly every time, allowing you to bake a pie or casserole while using your RV oven for other dishes.
Many of today’s modern luxury RVs you can buy feature an induction cooktop, which can help increase your stove space by a lot. The cooktop also comes in handy later when you want to cook without using up your propane.
Electric appliances can be extremely helpful when trying to cook multiple dishes at once. Just remember that these appliances do pull quite a lot of power. It probably isn’t a good idea to use more than one of these things at a time, especially if you’re on a 30-amp hookup.
Even so, using just one electric appliance in conjunction with the propane oven and stovetop will make things go much more smoothly.
Cook a few dishes each day leading up to the big event.
This is actually good advice regardless of where you’re prepping your Thanksgiving feast. Many luxury RVs have full-sized refrigerators, so storing those delicacies that need refrigeration can help free up your time and shorten your to-do list on the big day. Dishes that can be made in advance include pies and other baked goods, casseroles, potato and macaroni salads, and appetizers like veggie trays and dips.
Take the fun outside.
Kitchen space is typically limited even in the nicest of RVs. Even generously sized kitchens can seem small when prepping the Thanksgiving meal. Fortunately, the weather in many parts of the country is crisp and inviting, allowing you to take advantage of your campsite.
Why not eliminate the lack of counter space issue by setting up a folding table outside? It’s a great place to peel potatoes or snap green beans. You can also use a folding table to hold your electric appliance and let it cook away while you tend to other things.
Other outside methods for cooking a turkey includes the deep fryer method, where you fry the turkey in hot peanut oil. It’s fast and results in deliciously flavorful bird. Just make sure the turkey is completely thawed before adding it to the hot oil.
For those looking to get back to serious basics, you can always smoke your bird over an open fire pit. A cooking tripod over the open fire and the addition of some hickory or oak chips keeps the turkey at just the right level for a good smoky flavor.
Looking for some more inspiration?
Pinterest is a great place to find recipes for these appliances and tips for meal prep in your RV. Here’s a link to 37 recipes that would complement any Thanksgiving Day table. https://trekkn.co/recipes-for-thanksgiving-day-in-your-rv/
No matter how you celebrate the official start of the holiday season, few things are sweeter than life in your RV shared with family and friends.
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