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Sunday, October 17, 2021

RV Cooking Show! | More Crock Pot & Camper Oven Recipes! - (Special Report)

Jessie takes the spotlight in this video with another set of her RV kitchen-friendly, easy-fix meal ideas! Two of these three recipes are specifically meant for the Crock Pot, which any RV chef should like, and the other dish could be a perfect excuse to finally use your propane oven... assuming your camper has one, that is. 🤔 Take a look, and be prepared to have your appetites whetted!

Of course, the recipes are listed included here, so try 'em for yourself!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients 1 doz. eggs 1 cup milk 2 lbs. hash brown potatoes (can use frozen, just increase cook time by 1 - 2 hours) 1 lb. bacon - cooked, drained, and cut into pieces or crumbles (can substitute sausage or ham) ½ cup onions - diced 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese ¼ tsp. dry mustard ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. pepper Preparation

Beat 12 eggs until well blended. Next, beat in milk and garlic powder, mustard, onion, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. Set aside. Layer ⅓ of potatoes in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Next sprinkle ⅓ of the bacon, sausage, or ham. Top with one cup of cheese. Repeat this layering 2 more times to have a total of 3 layers, ending with cheese. Take your egg mixture and pour over the layers. For refrigerated hash browns, cook for 6-7 hours on low. For frozen hash browns, cook 7-8 hours on low or until eggs are set.

Jailhouse Rice

Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 lb bulk sausage
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 large white onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
2 (10.5 oz) cans cream of celery soup
2 cups long-grain white rice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, season beef and sausage with salt and pepper and brown until halfway cooked. Add onion and celery and continue cooking until meat is cooked through. In a medium bowl, whisk together soup and broth until smooth. Pour into skillet, add rice, and stir until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest, covered, for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. Enjoy!

3-Ingredient Chicken Tacos

Ingredients
1 ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
One 1.25 oz. packet low-sodium taco seasoning
One 16 oz. jar of your favorite salsa

Preparation

Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. Pour salsa on top. Cook on low (for 6 hours) or high (for 4 hours). Just before serving, use two forks to shred the chicken. Stir to evenly distribute salsa throughout the chicken. Serve immediately with desired toppings, such as tortillas or taco shells, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, black beans, corn, chopped avocados or guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce.


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Mission 029 - Hamilton Branch State Park | Smokey's Birthday Weekend!

South Carolina's Hamilton Branch State Park, located between the small towns of Modoc and Plum Branch, is a park we'd been meaning to visit for quite some time, and Smokey's birthday weekend was the perfect "excuse" to finally spend a three-day weekend there! Of course, as is usual for us, the rain had to put in an appearance... 🌧 Take a look as we show you around this lovely, heavily-forested park on the shores of Lake Thurmond, and you'll see why it's so very popular with Central Savannah River Area campers!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Mission 028 - Springfield CoE Campground | UPSTATE SC RV CAMPING | Anderson, SC

Is it possible to get a great campsite at the last minute? YES! A scheduling boo-boo caused us to lose a site we had booked elsewhere, but we lucked into finding an open spot at Springfield Corps of Engineers Campground for the weekend. Booked on a Monday, and camping there the following Friday! Springfield sits on the shores of Lake Hartwell near Anderson, SC, and is a great spot for boaters, skiers and fisher-people… none of which we did! So what DID we do? Well, watch the video!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Mission 027 - Magnolia Springs State Park | Summertime RV CAMPING in Georgia!

Summer in Central Georgia! Magnolia Springs State Park outside of Millen, Georgia was our first camping trip of the summer, and what a great discovery it was! This quaint little state park is known for some lovely hiking trails with lots of opportunities to see alligators and turtles sunning themselves along the waters flowing from the natural springs. See for yourself as we find yet another quiet, off-the-beaten-path campground not too far from home! 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

HOW TO Dump RV Black & Gray Tanks 😩 (Ugh!) | RV TUTORIAL - (Special Report)

DON'T FEAR THE DUMP!!!  It's probably true that most all RV "noobs" are scared about dumping your RV's holding tanks, and we promise that we were no exception!  Follow the simple steps we've outlined in this video, and you'll see just how easy a process "doin' the Doo" is.  Like anything you've never done before, the first time can feel intimidating, but we promise that after a few stops at the dump station as you're leaving a campground, it'll be second nature to you!
 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mission 026 (Pt. 2) - Zip-Lining over DeSoto State Park | mini-CAMPGROUND REVIEW

Our Spring Break 2021 adventure continues!  Nobody would ever call us “adrenaline junkies,” but the thought of zip lining through the trees of DeSoto State Park was just too exciting to ignore!  Take a look as we risk life and limb (well, not really…), and then take you on a little walkabout tour of the campground before wrapping up our week and heading home.  

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mission 026 - DeSoto State Park | RV CAMPING in Alabama’s Mountains

Waterfalls and whitewater rivers in Northern Alabama! Come along and see how the first few days of our Spring Break 2021 week-long adventure to DeSoto State Park begins! We’ll arrive at the fantastic campground there, then check out some of the beautiful river shoals in the park, and some larger falls outside the park and in the surrounding Little River Canyon National Preserve. Watch and see for yourself!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Maximizing Your RV’s Kitchen Storage | RV ORGANIZATION TIPS - (Special Report)

Fitting everything you need into your RV’s kitchen space can be like playing “Tetris!” No matter what size RV you have, it sure seems like there’s NEVER enough storage space! In this video, we share a few ideas and products we’ve discovered that help make a little more organizational sense in even the smallest of RV kitchens. Hopefully, you’ll find some of them as helpful as we have!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Mission 025 - Chester State Park, in SC's Olde English District

The Olde English region of South Carolina is a part of our home state that we’re yet to explore in depth, so checking out Chester State Park is a great place to start! In this video, we’ll show you one of South Carolina’s original sixteen state parks, dating back to 1936. The 526-acre park is home to a lovely fishing lake constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), as well as a disc golf course and 25-site campground. Not a bad way to spend the first weekend of spring, are we right!?!? 😃 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Mission 024 - Hiking Bartram Trail at Petersburg CoE Campground

Back to Camping… FINALLY!  In our latest YouTube video, you’ll see our first RV outing of the year, a late-winter’s weekend over to Petersburg Corps of Engineers Campground on Lake Thurmond.  We didn’t make time to hike Bartram Trail when we camped here last summer, so doing that was the “main event” of this trip. Watch as we arrive at our lovely lakeside campsite and then take a little-bit-longer-than-expected hike through the woods around the lake... 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

ONE-YEAR RV REVIEW | 2020 Rockwood Mini Lite 2507s - (Special Report)

Even with 2020 being the Worst Year EVER, the first twelve months of having the Aluminum Falcon 2.0 just flew by! Sure, we love him, but we have always admitted that no RV is perfect, so in this video, we'll tell you about a few of the things we've learned about our 2020 Rockwood Mini Lite 2507s. Of course, there are both good AND bad things, and we'll even confess to a few things that Rockwood is including in the new year's models that make us wonder if we should've waited a little longer to upgrade. Hmmm.... 🤔

Friday, January 1, 2021

A New Year, and Things are Better ALREADY!!!

Happy New Year, fellow Campers!  Jessie here to remind you (as if you didn't already know) that 2020 is OVER... Thank GOD!!!  Yes, yes, it's true that all of our collective woes won't magically vanish now that the calendar has flipped, but our hopes must have a starting point, and a New Year is as good a time as any to make the resolution to work on having a better year (gee, maybe that "resolution" thing could become an annual tradition... or something...).  

In our own little world, things are looking up!  Amongst our many blessings, the two things that stand out the most are 1) my recent surgery went very well, and I'm recovering even quicker than expected, and 2) Smokey has found a new full-time job!  While these two wonderful events will have lots of positive effects on our lives, the thing all of you care about the most is that we can making camping plans again! Woo-Hoo!!  Here's what we have on the agenda so far: 

We'll be headed for Hamilton Branch State Park for the weekend of Valentine's Day next month.  We hear nice things about the park from others here in our area that camp there, and it's nearby, so it'll be a good choice for "dipping our toes" back into camping after the winter layoff.   


In mid-March, we'll FINALLY venture back out into the world outside the Central Savannah River Area, over to Chester State Park.  Chester is one of South Carolina's original sixteen state parks, and is popular with fishermen and disc-golfers... which makes one wonder what we'll do there, since we're neither of those things... Oh, who are we kidding!?  It's camping, so it'll still be great! 


The last thing we have confirmed for the new year will be a long journey... for us, at least!  The first of April will find us dragging the Aluminum Falcon all the way to Desoto State Park over in Forth Payne, Alabama!  Smokey's new employer closes down for the Masters golf tournament every April, and I'm on Spring Break that same time each year, so off we'll go on a week-long adventure! 

That's all so far, but of course, we hope we'll be adding more destinations to our agenda as the year progresses!  Stay tuned!  Oh, how 'bout all of you?  Tell us what's on YOUR agenda for the new year!  Maybe you'll make us jealous!