Saturday, January 11, 2020

Three "Qwik-and-Easy" RV Kitchen Recipes! (Special Report)

If it rains, you can't grill out (unless you have a big umbrella), and if you know us, then you know rain WILL find us when we're out in our RV! As a result, we've found a few recipes for hearty, rib-stickin' fare than can be easily prepared in even the smallest of RV kitchens. Over on our YouTube channel, you'll find our first "RV Cooking Show," so take a look and you might learn about a few ways you can expand your camping menu. You can find the recipes we demonstrate down below, too!



#1 - Five-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla

Ingredients:

1 Light Italian Herb Flatout flatbread
2 tablespoons of your favorite pizza sauce
1/3 cup shredded, reduced-fat Italian cheese blend
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
5 slices turkey pepperoni
additional pizza sauce, if desired, for dipping

Directions:

1. Lay flatbread on work surface and spread pizza sauce evenly over entire flatbread.
2. On one half of flatbread, sprinkle about 2 tablespoons cheese and basil. Lay pepperoni slices evenly on top, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly on top of the pepperoni.
3. Fold quesadilla in half, bringing the sauce-only half of the flatbread on top of the side
with toppings.
4. Preheat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook quesadilla, covered, for about 3 minutes on the first side, just until toasty golden-brown.
5. Flip quesadilla over and continue cooking on the second side, covered, for about an additional minute, until cheese is melty and the second side of the flatbread is a light, toasty golden-brown.
6. Remove from heat, cut into wedges, and serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.

#2 - Crock Pot Roast Beef

Ingredients:

1 beef roast (3 to 4 pounds)

1 envelope au jus gravy mix (1 ounce)
1 envelope onion soup mix (1 ounce)
1 envelope brown or mushroom gravy mix (1 ounce)
3 cups of water
Assorted vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, etc)

Directions:

1. Place roast in slow cooker. 
2. Combine envelopes of soup and gravy mixes with water in a large bowl. 
3. Pour mixture over roast, add vegetables, then cover.
4. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours until meat and vegetables are tender.

#3 - Lazy Day Crock Pot Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 bag of frozen cheese ravioli (25 oz)
1 lb. of ground beef, browned
3 cans of crushed tomatoes (14 or 15 oz each)
1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
4 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon of Garlic Salt
1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions:

1. In a large skillet, brown the beef completely and drain off any remaining fat.
2. Stir in all the cans of tomatoes, and seasonings.
3. In a 6-quart Crock Pot, cover the bottom with some of the sauce.
4. Then place a layer of ravioli across the bottom.
5. Then place a layer of the mozzarella cheese.
6. Continue this until all the meat sauce and the ravioli is used (you want to end with the meat sauce on top).
7. Then top with the leftover mozzarella cheese and add the parmesan cheese on top (completely optional).
8. Cook on low for 4 hours.
9. Turn off and let sit for about 15 minutes, then cut and serve with your favorite side salad and crusty garlic bread.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Mission 013 - Thanksgiving 2019 around Elberton, Georgia

Our Thanksgiving-Break trip this year took us over to Richard B. Russell State Park on the Georgia side of Lake Russell, primarily so we could be close to Jessie's folks' place for Turkey-Day. Jessie also happened to be sick with a cold at the time, so between family obligations and her feeling a little run-down, we didn't get to explore the park much during this "mission." However, we did have our own little Thanksgiving feast inside the camper, and even made time to ride over to Elberton, GA and check out the mysterious Georgia Guidestones on Black Friday. Come along and see!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Five Ideas for Organization & Storage in a Small(er) Camper - (Special Report)


Two people can definitely survive in a 19-foot travel trailer, but two people AND their mounds of stuff surviving in that space is still an open question! In this video, we share a few of the tricks, hacks and accessories that help keep all of our loot and supplies from piling up and overtaking our limited living space. Maybe one or two of these things can help YOU in your "home on wheels!"


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Mission 012 - Seeing Fall's Colors at Watson Mill Bridge State Park

What better way to escape all of Halloween's hub-bub than by running off to northern Georgia to see some Fall colors!? In our latest YouTube video, you'll see that Watson Mill Bridge State Park outside of Comer, GA was where we spent a long weekend for this year's All-Hallow's Eve, enjoying the forest hiking trails, listening to the rolling South Fork River, and of course, seeing the famous covered bridge. Take a look at our stay in this lovely, peaceful little gem of a state park, and then plan your own trip there!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Mission 011 (Part 2) - Kings Mountain National Military Park

Our newest video is up on the YouTube channel! Our long weekend at the Kings Mountain parks continued with our Saturday visit to the National Military Park, the site of the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. We lucked into visiting on the weekend before the October 7th anniversary of the battle, so there were lots of goings-on with re-enactors and other demonstrations to see, in addition to the lovely forest hike. Take a look at our jaunt through this historical place and see yet another fine example of the great work the National Park Service does in preserving America's special places!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ten RV Lifestyle Questions Challenge! (Special Report)

Have you seen the current YouTube Camping craze??? Well, these videos probably aren't as "viral" as those Ice-Bucket-over-Your-Head Challenges from a few years ago, but at least the Ten RV Lifestyle Questions Challenge doesn't require a towel and a change of clothes! In our latest YouTube video, we jump into the fad and provide the answers to the questions that all of you our there have been dying to ask! (Just play along, folks - we have fragile egos...)

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Mission 011 (Part 1) - Kings Mountain State Park

More video fun for you!! Fall camping season begins, although you'd never know it as we departed for Kings Mountain State Park. Early October was still brutally hot down here in the South, but that didn't stop us from going camping! Join us as we discover one of South Carolina's original state parks, up where North and South Carolina meet. This historic location is known for its extensive hiking and equestrian trails, the "Living History Farm" (which we explore), and fishing and paddling on Lakes Crawford and York. We camped, we hiked, we grilled... see how it happened over on our YouTube channel!!