Some of the best camping occurs during the fall and winter – especially if you own a recreational vehicle.
With the gobble gobble holiday fast approaching – here are some hints on how you can
combine your love of eating, family, and your favorite pastime.
THE ROASTING THE TURKEY
First and foremost – know this: you will probably not be able to cook your 25 lb.turkey in your RV oven.
No problem…buy a turkey breast, or a smaller turkey! You can even cut a large turkey into pieces and it
still will roast the same, just make the dressing in a separate side dish. Since you’ve decided to celebrate in your
RV we’re betting you have a much reduced guest list, so a giant bird might not be needed.
Now, if you own an RV without an oven, there’s no problem with that either! You can roast your Tom over a campfire in a dutch oven,
or bring along a deep fryer.
OR, and this is my personal favorite – you CAN get a store-bought or restaurant pre-cooked version. They are just as
delicious and much, much easier. Just don’t forget to pre-order!
THE SIDE DISHES
For side dishes, Instapots, cockpots and grills are your best choice both to cook and to keep warm.
Cooking ahead is a great option too – plus it leaves you free to enjoy your guests!
And what’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Again, we advise to make ahead or buy one at an area store or restaurant.
But if you just can’t make the break from cooking on the big day, make the perfect RV version from Betty Crocker in your microwave in a coffee mug!
For each serving you will need:
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon crushed cinnamon graham crackers
Spray bottom of a microwavable 12 oz mug with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat egg, pumpkin and whipping cream with whisk; add brown sugar, flour and pumpkin pie spice, and mix well.
Pour batter into mug. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 3 minutes; if needed, microwave in additional 15-second increments, until edge slightly pulls away from mug and top is nearly set. Cool 10 minutes. Refrigerate until until fully set, at least 2 hours.
To serve, carefully run knife around edge of pumpkin pie to loosen; turn onto small plate. Top with crushed cinnamon graham crackers. Top with whipped cream, if desired..