When you are out camping in your RV, you are making memories to last a lifetime. And a lot of happy memories center around friends, family and food. We know of some people who like to have the same meal for the first night of camping as a kick-off for the entire trip. They have the same meal on the first day as a matter of ritual and togetherness. It is their RV vacation food. That meal will forever be associated with all their memories, and their children’s’ memories, of vacations with their family.
Whether you are a seasoned RV chef, or a newbie campsite cook, these recipes will be inspiration for your grill to help get you past the chicken and burgers. And, they are ready in no time, so you can maximize the amount of time doing what you set out to do…relax and have FUN!
We’ve picked a couple simple recipes from various places to share. Most use foil because foil packets keep the prep and cleanup super quick. Make sure you are using Heavy Duty foil, though! So get the whole family involved in chopping and foil folding and it’ll be dinner in no time. Even little ones hands can get in on the action, folding and tearing the foil, or placing the veggies in the packets.
- Grilled Pineapple – No foil needed
This full flavored fruit is magically transformed into magnificence when it is exposed to a hot grill. It may seem as though I am being a little overdramatic here, but I am not. It.Is.That.Good. If you haven’t tried it, you must do it. Now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
It’s simple. Peel and cut pineapple into spears or rings, and place directly on grill for as little or as long as you like, turning on each side.
For a little added spice, here are some suggestions:
Honey Grilled Pineapple from Ina Garten and Food Network
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Pineapple from Allrecipes.com User Soccernut
- Eggy, Cheesy Hashbrowns!
Even during the week, breakfast is a big deal at our house. We sit and eat together every morning, and I make our lunches while I have enlightening conversations about how the world works with my two and a half year old. My little toddler has lately taken to requesting “Cereal. With milk. And Beeeenana!” And on weekends, we usually try to make a special breakfast at least once. Hashbrowns are always greeted with enthusiasm, so this recipe we found is a must while camping! We may even have to adopt it at the house, since the cleanup is so easy, and life with a toddler means there is just never enough time, or bananas.
Check it out here from the folks at delish.com.
- Philly Cheesesteaks
Yes, please! Heat some halved rolls on the grill, as well, and you have got yourself a mighty fine meal. It is so simple, and so good!
Go here, another recipe from delish.com!
- Pesto Salmon Packets
My family has been on a pesto kick this summer! It is so refreshing with the olive oil, basil, garlic, and pine nuts, and full of the good fats to boot! Pair it up with salmon and you have got an omega fatty acid powerhouse. So we just had to do this. And with all the fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes right now, oh my goodness! Brain food and being outdoors, what a gift to yourself!
Click here for the recipe from cookingclassy.com (Foil packets and classy? Heck yeah! That’s how we roll!)
Hopefully, these selections have inspired you to use your grill with abandon! Or at least inspired you to book a RV spot at your favorite campground. Summer is such a great time to get away, and with your RV you can, even if just for the weekend. And quick recipes mean making the most of your time!
What are some of your favorite time saving RV recipes? Share in the comments and Share them here on our Facebook page! Let us see what you made with some pictures!