Great Recipes to Cook in September

As the temperatures start to drop this September, warm family meals become a part of the RV lifestyle. These simple fall meals can be made in your RV kitchen, on a grill or even over the open flame. So light up that campfire and start enjoying all of the pleasures and delicious flavors that the fall RV season has to offer.

Campfire Chicken Stew

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 fryer chicken (cut up)
  • 4 medium potatoes (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (no water added)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Aluminum foil

Cooking Instructions:

  • Grill the chicken pieces for roughly three minutes on each side.
  • Lay down for sheets of double thickness aluminum foil, and divide the chicken, carrots, potatoes and green pepper onto each piece of foil.
  • Fold the foil into a packet, then pour the soup, water, salt and pepper evenly into each one.
  • Seal each packet tightly and grill them for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Campfire Reubens

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 3/4-pound deli-sliced corned beef
  • 1/2-pound Swiss cheese slices
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread
  • Aluminum foil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Cut four squares of aluminum foil, then set two slices of bread next to each other on each piece.
  2. Spread Thousand Island dressing evenly on each slice of bread.
  3. Divide the meat, cheese and sauerkraut evenly onto one slice on each piece of foil.
  4. Top the sandwich with the other slice of bread and seal the foil around each sandwich.
  5. Set each packet on a grate over the fire (or the grill) and cook them for about 30 minutes. Flip each sandwich over every ten minutes.
  6. Unwrap and enjoy.

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National Sandwich Month Recipes

Sandwiches are always a convenient meal – easy to put together, made with affordable ingredients, portable, filling, and endlessly customizable. Sandwiches are a perfect fit for any RVer and August just so happens to be National Sandwich Month. To honor everyone’s favorite go-to food, we’ve asked around PleasureLand RV Center to find out some favorites.

Elvis Sandwich

Prep – 10 mins. | Cook – 10 mins.

Ingredients

•    3 tablespoons peanut butter
•    2 slices white bread
•    1 banana, peeled and sliced
•    3 slices cooked bacon
•    1 1/2 teaspoons butter

Directions

Spread the peanut butter on one side of one slice of bread. Top with sliced banana, then slices of cooked bacon. Cover with the other slice of bread. Spread butter on the outside of the sandwich.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Fry the sandwich on each side until golden brown and peanut butter is melted, about 4 minutes total.

Banh Mi

Prep – 10 mins. | Cook – 5 mins.

Ingredients

•    4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 1/4 inch thick
•    4 (7 inch) French bread baguettes, split lengthwise
•    4 teaspoons mayonnaise, or to taste
•    1 ounce chile sauce with garlic
•    1/4 cup fresh lime juice
•    1 small red onion, sliced into rings
•    1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise
•    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
•    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven’s broiler. Place the pork chops on a broiling pan and set under the broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once, or until browned on each side.

Open the French rolls and spread mayonnaise on the insides. Place one of the cooked pork chops into each roll. Spread chile sauce directly on the meat. Sprinkle with a little lime juice and top with slices of onion, cucumber, cilantro, salt and pepper. Finish with another quick drizzle of lime juice.

Cucumber Sandwich

Prep – 20 mins.

Ingredients

•    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
•    1/2 cup mayonnaise
•    1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian salad dressing mix
•    2 loaves French bread, cut into 1 inch slices
•    2 medium cucumbers, sliced
•    1 pinch dried dill weed

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise and Italian dressing mix. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight.

Spread the cream cheese blend onto slices of French bread. Top with a cucumber slice, and sprinkle with dill. You can make as many or few as you like. the cream cheese mixture keeps for about a week in the refrigerator so you can make them over and over again!

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Must-Try Burger Recipes for National Burger Day

August 27 is National Burger Day, and that means it’s time to fire up your RV grill. Plan on creating one of these two must-try burger recipes to wow your friends with out-of-this-world flavors.

Blue Moon Burgers

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 large toasted hamburger buns
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 slices Monterrey jack cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 large pieces lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • 4 tomato slices
  • shaved Bermuda onion

Cooking instructions:

  1. Beat blue cheese and cream cheese together well.
  2. Set mixture aside to let the flavors meld.
  3. Form the ground beef into four equal patties. Cook them on the grill or as desired.
  4. When finished cooking, add 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture to the top of each patty.
  5. Top each burger with a slice of jack cheese, then spread mayonnaise on the toasted buns.
  6. Wait until the cheese is gooey to place the burgers on the buns.
  7. Top with lettuce, tomato and shaved onion.

Cowboy Burgers

What you’ll need:

  • 8 hamburger patties (1/4 pound each)
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 3 onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons A.1. Original Sauce

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV grill to medium heat.
  2. While the grill is warming, heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in the onions and cook them for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Cover the onions with a lid, and let them simmer for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Stir often.
  5. Grill the patties for 5 minutes on each side or until they’re cooked to your preferred doneness.
  6. Stir the A.1. into the onion mixture.
  7. Serve with one tomato slice and a burger on the bottom half of each bun.
  8. Cover the burger with one slice of cheese and 3 tablespoons of the onion mixture, then add the other bun.

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A Mouthwatering Ice Cream Recipe for National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month, and we can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with a mouthwatering and ultra-easy ice cream recipe for your travels. Stock your RV with an ice cream maker, and your family can enjoy tasty and affordable frozen treats any time of  day.

Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream

This homemade butter pecan ice cream recipe tastes even better than the ice cream shop and costs a fraction of the price to make.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Preparation instructions:

  1. Cook the pecans in the butter in a small skillet on medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly for 3 to 5 minutes or until they’re lightly browned. Set the pecans aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl and set them aside.
  3. Stir the brown sugar and half-and-half together in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil on medium-high heat. Remove the half-and-half mixture from the heat and gradually pour it into the eggs. Whisk constantly until the mixture forms a custard.
  4. Move your custard back to the saucepan and cook it while stirring occasionally. Continue cooking until the mixture is able to coat the back of the spoon.
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the pecans, vanilla and cream.
  6. Pour your custard into the ice cream maker and freeze it according to the instructions from the manufacturer.
  7. Enjoy on a cone, in a bowl or however you please.

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Recipes for Your Summer RV Adventure

The summer RV season is here and that means its time to enjoy some meals outside at the campsite. These delicious summer eats are easy to make in the comfort of your RV, and they’re so delicious your family and friends will be coming back for seconds.

Exotic Summer Salad

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts (drained)
  • 1 can hearts of palm (drained and sliced)
  • 1 can black olives (drained and sliced)
  • 1 can baby corn (drained)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 4 leaves fresh basil (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine the mushrooms, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, olives and baby corn together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt and pepper together thoroughly.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, mix and chill for two hours before serving.

Pork with Peach and Black Bean Salsa

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 can peaches (sliced and drained)
  • 1/2 can black beans (drained and liquid reserved)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Season the cubed pork meat with salt and pepper to your liking.
  2. Place the meat in a large plastic bag and pour the cornmeal into the bag. Shake until coated.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil and saute meat until browned (about 10 minutes). Lower heat to medium.
  4. Pour the beer, peaches, salsa and beans into the skillet with 2 tablespoons of black bean liquid.
  5. Stir thoroughly and let simmer for roughly 20 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and serve.

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Try this Classic Minnesotan Recipe

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A classic Minnesotan comfort dish, try this Wild Rice Hotdish the next time you’ve got a lot of hungry mouths to feed. It’s perfect after a long day of activity. The heartiness of the dish will leave everyone feeling refreshed and filled.

Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 1 c. celery, sliced
  • 1 c. carrots, sliced
  • 1 c. wild rice, rinsed well
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 c. cold water
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onions until beef is no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

In a greased 9×13 baking dish, combine celery, carrots, and wild rice. Add ground beef and onion mixture next. In a bowl, combine water, soy sauce, pepper and soups. Pour over other ingredients and mix well. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Must-Try Summer Recipes for the Road

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Summer means long nights outside at the campsite and big adventures. It doesn’t mean long days spent cooking in your compact RV kitchen. These simple summer recipes are easy to cook and delicious, so you can spend more time out exploring.

Summer Corn and Tomato Pasta

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound bowtie pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves (smashed)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 ears fresh corn (kernels cut off)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (torn)
  • salt

Cooking instructions:

  1. Salt a large pot of water and bring it to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente, then drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic and stir occasionally for about five minutes.
  3. Stir in corn and raise heat to medium-high. Cook until the corn is golden brown.
  4. Season to taste with salt.
  5. Stir cooked vegetables into pasta and toss.

Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken Breasts

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 pineapple rings
  • salt to taste

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onion and cook until brown. Stir in honey, chili pepper and hot sauce, then let simmer for one minute.
  2. Remove the sauce from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high and rub the chicken with the remaining olive oil and salt to taste.
  4. Grill for about seven minutes, then flip and cook for another two minutes.
  5. Move the chicken breasts to a plate and brush with the honey glaze. Cover with foil and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Grill pineapple rings for three minutes on each side, then serve with chicken.

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Pizza for Breakfast

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If you’re tired of the same old breakfast fare, try making this delicious and filling breakfast pizza. It’s also low-carb as a bonus, if that’s a dietary restriction that you have, though from the taste you won’t be able to tell!

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz sausage
  • 2 cups peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add peppers to microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Brown sausage in cast iron skillet.
  4. Take out and set aside.
  5. Mix eggs, cream, salt and pepper together and add to skillet.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes until the sides start to set up.
  7. Add to oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Take out and add sausage, peppers and cheese.
  9. Set under broiler for 3 minutes.
  10. Let sit for 5 minutes.

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Enjoy a Healthier Breakfast

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Breakfast in an RV, like most meals, can feel somewhat limited simply due to the fact that you’re working with less space than you would be at home. This might lead to concessions at times, which translates to some less-than-healthy meals. But you can eat healthy anywhere if you know some simple recipes that are easy to make in your RV’s galley. Try this recipe for a healthier breakfast.

Guacamole and Egg Breakfast Bowls

Quick and simple, this filling recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can also serve this on wheat toast as an open-face sandwich or in a whole grain tortilla as a wrap.

Ingredients for the bowl:

  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • Cup full of baby spinach leaves
  • ⅛ red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 small piece toast, chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • Pinch black pepper

Ingredients for the guacamole:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, de-stoned and roughly chopped
  • ⅛ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Juice of half a lime

Directions

  1. Place the egg in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and drain off the water. Leave the egg to cool (you can put it in some cold water to speed up the process if you like). Peel the egg and slice in half.
  2. Now make the guacamole by mashing all of the guacamole ingredients together.
  3. Place the spinach in a bowl, top with the guacamole, egg, slices of red onion, cubes of toast, a blob of sour cream, a drizzle of sweet chili sauce and a sprinkle of pepper, then serve.

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How About a Slice of Chocolate Cake?

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There’s no better way to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day than baking a delectable chocolate cake in the comfort of your RV. National Chocolate Cake Day will be held on Friday, January 27, this year, so there’s no better time to brush up on your cake recipes than now.

This easy-to-make chocolate cake recipe will wow your friends and family and convince them that you’ve been in the kitchen baking all day.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Your favorite chocolate frosting

Baking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Stir the sugar, flour, baking powder, cocoa, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the milk, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix for roughly 2 minutes with a mixer on medium speed.
  4. Stir the boiling water into the mixture last. The batter should be thin.
  5. Bake the cake for roughly 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Insert a toothpick into the cake. The cake is finished cooking when the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake pans for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes and place them on a wire rack to cool fully.
  7. Once cool, frost one cake with your favorite chocolate frosting, then place the other cake on top and frost them both.
  8. Allow the frosting to harden slightly, then slice and enjoy.

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