Easy Motorhome Food?

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  1. Wombles

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    Wondered what are Funsters favourites for quick, easy food when on the move or parked up miles away from supermarkets for a while? We take ready (home) cooked pieces of chicken, sliced ham, boiled eggs, cooked pasta in sauce, prewashed salads, grated cheese & carrot, homemade chilli & curry frozen & pasties as well as tins of baked beans, tuna, sweetcorn & long life part baked bread which can cut & toasted. These make it easier to eat "real" food when on a shortish break away but thinking what else might work well for a longer break? Don't have a microwave or oven only a very slow grill & gas rings plus a Tefal Roast N Bake (like Remoska) for when on EHU. Please share any food ideas that you find useful.
     
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    If I think I am going to bother cooking meals when away ... not always worth it when on my own ... I take small tupperware containers with pre-chopped onions, peppers, or any other vegetables I have hanging around ... and I throw them all in a wok and stir fry ... Sometimes I add a cook in sauce if I have a jar in the fridge ... and sometimes I do a pan of rice .. the ten minute rice box .. Total cooking time ten minutes. Also in the van all the time is garlic, worcester sauce, black pepper, tins of tomatoes ... all which can be added if wished. I sometimes take pre-cooked boiled potatoes which when added can thicken up the mixture.

    But then I am easily pleased.
     
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    Hope you bringing some to Ilfracombe joy now my taste buds are watering.

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    Liar, there are no tins of tomatoes :Smile:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Sorry Dawn .... I didn't have any that day cos everybody keeps borrowing em.. stocks now replenished!!!!:rofl:
     
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    Invest in a double skillet .
    I have both sizes but usually only use the small one very economic on low gas ring .favourite is motorway chops onions sliced into pan lay a couple of chops on top and season make a thin gravy to half cover chops can also add green beens or you choice .place top lid on and when the smell gets to you 40 min approximately ready to eat have made this at sea or on road spuds done separately par boiled then lightly fried beats sarnies
     
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    we always carry enough tins and dried to make a meal even if it pasta and tomattos
     
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    A skillet is all I take with us, have 'roasted' a chicken to perfection in it. Don't like cooking, so come on with the suggestions please. All the motorhome/caravan cookbooks I've seen are OTT as in three course meals.
     
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    Cheesy pasta :
    Cook pasta in the skillet with glass lid or top pan (top pan gets it nice and fluffy) make cheese sauce dice some ham or meat of choice or for the vegetarian leave out the meat .small tin of sweetcorn add all to pasta stir in the sauce thickened to you choice job done.If you have a grill to pop it under ....even better
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    How do you kept all that in the fridge??? Surely it's full of beer:)
     
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    It is but now and the we go out shopping
    :rofl:
     
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    We are lucky to have a full sized cooker so eat exactly the same as at home.
     
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    With a Double Skillet and an Omnia stovetop oven we eat just like we do at home (err, hold up a minute, the van IS our home :eek:)

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    FRAY BENTOS PIES

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Its not that I can't cook like I do at home, Its that I don't want to. I love motorhoming but before OH and MH came on the seen I was an all inclusive kinda gal
     
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    Stock up on sachets of microwave rice. Don't groan that you don't have a microwave - you dont need one ! The rice is ready cooked just stir into your sauce or stir-fry for a couple of minutes and hey presto! If it needs a little bit more moisture add a spoonful or two of water but it is tastier if it soaks up the juices from your meat/vegetables or tinned tomatoes. It is quick, cheap, tasty, easy to open, lightweight and has a long shelf life.
    The rice comes in many flavours and if you shop around the pound shops etc you will easily find it at about 50p whereas the big chain supermarkets may charge three times that.
    The Pilau is my favourite, turn out an attractive yellow paella type dish by adding prawns to your rice, onions and peppers. Cook it all in one pan to minimise the washing up.
    No fresh food? Toss the rice into a pan with tinned veg such as sweetcorn, olives and tomatoes and either tuna, diced up tinned ham and/or even chopped up hotdog sausages. Anything goes - just use your imagination or whatever there is left lurking in your fridge or cupboard. Try topping with diced cheese or quatered boiled eggs.
    Mahlzeit !
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    I usually give Paul (haggers) burgers and sausages for him to cook for me :D(y) if not Paul then Mike (y)One of em has the bar bi thing going :)
    Full cooker means I can cook what I want but now it's mostly sandwiches cold meats/cheese etc.come to think of it it's the same at home :)
    terry
     
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    Husband does all the cooking, he seems to manage all meals between the 3 pot steamer and remoska.
    We eat lots of fish, salmon n smoked haddock, so usually new tatties boiling away with fish n veg steaming above and me steamin in the corner.:LOL:
     
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    I find it easier to go to the pub
     
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    We weigh up double portions of rices (basmati, arborio, etc) couscous, pasta and seal them in bags to take with us and pre bag herb and spice mixes ready to throw in. We also cook and freeze curries, chillies, spag bol, lasagne, fish pies these are put into freezer bags and put in van freezer. Usually have enough meals for about 14 days.
    Lots of good recipies on BBC good food ie: One pan chicken couscous (needs double quantity of stock), also Sainsbury recipe website.
    You can also use Philli cheese in place of making a sauce.
    Enjoy!
     
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