One of the most wholesome vacations one can embark on is a camper trailer getaway. With this being said, camper trailers aren’t what they once were; they’re not simply RVs without ample living facilities. Instead, camper trailers are static caravans that function as miniature houses. Within them sits bedrooms, bathrooms, sitting rooms, dining rooms, and, importantly, kitchens. The kitchen is the space in which you’ll be rustling up your nightly meals, and, honestly, it won’t be too different from your kitchen back home. Despite this, knowing what to cook when vacationing in a camper trailer can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be!
On a hot summer’s day, sometimes the last thing you can think about is a huge hearty meal. Therefore, a simple chicken salad is the perfect summer recipe for staying in a camper trailer. Grill some chicken, chop some celery, spring onion, cucumber, tomato, and lettuce, and you’ve got yourself a refreshingly crunchy salad. Topped with your favorite salad dressing, you can’t go wrong with a chicken salad on a warm July’s night. The perfect contender for lunch or dinner, chicken salad is ideal for the health conscious and those with smaller appetites.
A baked potato can sound like a rather boring dinner, but it’s one of the most versatile staples out there. Start by slathering the potato filling in butter and then make the filling your own! Cheese, baked beans, tuna, coleslaw, chili, the possibilities are endless. If you want to ensure your potatoes are extra tasty with that added bite, be sure to rub the skins in oil and sprinkle them with salt. This way, your potatoes will come out nice and crispy and even have a nice salty kick. A baked potato is the perfect example of simple is best.
Stir-fry is a quick and easy one pan meal, comprising vegetables, noodles, occasionally meat, sauce, and spices. It can easily be made for one or 100 people, just make sure you’ve got a big enough pan! Essentially, a stir fry can be anything you want it to be, so make it your own. Add your favorite veggies and chosen meats (if any) and you’re away. The beauty of stir-fry is that it’s ideal to batch cook; therefore, you could even a big batch at the beginning of your stay, meaning you can just heat it up throughout the week and not worry about cooking again.
Curries are the ultimate comfort food, ideal for autumn and winter evenings. What’s more, cooking a curry requires hardly any washing of dishes, making it perfect for camper trailers with limited space. Like a stir-fry, curries can easily be cooked for one or 100 people, making them ideal for batch cooking. Perhaps you’ll just cook up one pot of curry at the beginning of the week to see you through to the remainder of your stay. Just make sure you have enough rice, naan, and poppadums to accompany it! P.S. don’t be afraid if you can’t handle spice too well, curries can be sweet and mild as well as hot and spicy!
Last but not least is a simple pasta bake, wherein the dish size will determine how many portions are there. Simply throw in some pasta, maybe some of your favorite veggies, cover in sauce, and sprinkle with cheese. Voila, your pasta bake is ready for the oven. Accompanied with doughy garlic bread and a side salad, you can’t go wrong. This is another one that you can batch cook at the beginning of the week and heat up each day.