There’s nothing more exciting than planning your next excursion in your RV. You’ll be able to see a ton of new sights and enjoy the great outdoors on your next adventure. One of the best things about being an RV owner is not having to worry about paying for lodging each night that you travel. You have all the comforts of home at your disposal in your RV, including your kitchen. As fun as it might be to dine at new places along the way, this can get spendy rather quickly. It’s important to make the most of your kitchen on your trip so that you can save as much as possible for other important expenses.
Here at Bretz RV & Marine in Missoula, Montana, we know it can be challenging to plan ahead when it comes to preparing meals and cooking in your RV. We’re here to help! We’ve gathered some essential tips to get you started. If you have questions or you’re in the market for a new rig, stop by our dealership! We’re conveniently located near Kalispell and Helena.
A great way to get ahead of the challenges of eating on the road is to plan meals in advance. This isn’t as hard as it may seem. Take a look at the calendar and figure out exactly how many days you’ll be spending in the RV on your trip. When you plan the meals for each day, you’ll be able to get as much of the ingredients as possible. You can buy certain items frozen so they don’t go bad. You can also freeze meats and defrost them when you’re ready to use them. Of course, you don’t want to end up over-packing, but you want enough ingredients to be able to prepare your planned meals. As a bonus, you can plan to cook extra portions of some meals so you have leftovers to fall back on over the next couple of days.
Cooking and Freezing Meals
Now that you’ve planned out your meals, you can take advantage of this by cooking in batches and freezing some for later consumption. If you’re not someone who wants to spend a lot of time cooking on vacation, this is a great way to minimize it. If your family pitches in to help with the cooking of extra batches, it’ll be even easier to manage. Freeze anything you don’t plan on eating within the next few days, then you can defrost and reheat food in your microwave when you’re ready to eat it.
Use Your Microwave
Speaking of your microwave, this is a handy tool to have when you live life on the go, so be sure to make the most of it. You can avoid turning on the stove and causing the RV to get hot by using the microwave instead. Use it to cook potatoes for mashing or as a baked potato side dish, steam veggies, fix a plate of cheesy nachos, and so on. There’s plenty of inventive ways to use the microwave that don’t stop at popcorn and frozen TV dinners!
Clean As You Go
No one wants to get to the kitchen to cook a meal and find a mess, so it’s a good idea to clean as you go. After all, space is limited. The last thing you want is a pile of dirty dishes to deal with before you can cook a meal. Rinse cutting boards and knives, put ingredients and spices back in their rightful place, compost your vegetable cuttings, set pans aside to soak, and so on. You’ll save yourself lots of counter space in the long run by doing this. You also won’t have nearly as much cleaning up to worry about once you’ve finished your meal.
Visit us at Bretz RV & Marine in Missoula, Montana for all of your RV needs. We proudly offer an RV body shop at our dealership plus RV parts and service, a trade-up program, RV promotions, boat promotions, and so much more. Come on down and check out all we have to offer! We’re conveniently located near Kalispell and Helena.