When planning your first or next RV trip, one of the most important things to plan is your meal.
Your RV trip is going to be mainly comprised of you doing two things: driving to your destination and exploring once you reach your destination.
Do you really want to spend needless time looking through what you stuffed into your refrigerator to see what you could make a meal out of?
If not, then you should agree it’s important to plan ahead.
Here are the top five cooking tips for your next RV trip:
1 – Prep Your Meals Ahead Of Time
Don’t just plan your meals ahead of time. Prepare them ahead of time as well.
This means before you leave, you can cut up meat into pieces that you’ll use for recipes. If you want to make cheeseburgers, for example, you can cut and shape the meat into hamburger patties and then freeze them in between wax paper.
Alternatively, you can even make entire meals and freeze or refrigerate them (such as soups or casseroles) and then heat them up when it comes time to eat.
2 – Keep Your Recipes Simple
An RV trip is not the right time to be trying new or complicated recipes. Instead, go with recipes that require few ingredients, are quick and simple to make, and that can feed everybody.
Cheeseburgers, hotdogs, tacos, soups, pasta, chicken and rice recipes, or certain casseroles are all prime candidates here because they meet the above criteria. As noted above, the soups and casseroles in particular you should be able to completely make beforehand at home and then you can refrigerate them for the drive.
3 – Pick Recipes That Use The Same Ingredients
Another tip to follow is to choose recipes that use the same ingredients. This simply reduces the variety of foods that you have to pack.
Remember, don’t think that you have to have something different for each meal. What’s wrong with having pancakes and eggs for several breakfasts or cheeseburgers multiple times for dinner?
4 – What’s Wrong With Leftovers?
If leftovers are fine for eating at home, what’s wrong with also having leftovers on your RV trip? Eating leftovers simply gives you the chance to use up remnants of food in your refrigerator or pantry, and it also cuts down on the number of meals that you have to make.
5 – Bring Your Meal Plan With You
Finally, schedule your meals on a spreadsheet by writing down which meals you’ll have on which days. Then, print out this spreadsheet and bring it with you. It helps you to keep track of which exact meals you’ll be doing and if you need to do any advanced prepping, such as marinating meat or thawing out ingredients.
RV Cooking Tips
Again, preparing your meals ahead of time is an important part of the planning process for any RV trip.