Filed under: Holidays on the Road
Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: or How to be an RV Thanksgiving Hero with Zero Effort
Ladies, if you’re spending Thanksgiving in your RV and your beloved insists you wear a dress and waist digging panty hose and cook a gargantuan Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate your blessings, you can stop reading now. But for those of you married to men who are just grateful you’re alive, are happy you like to RV, don’t care what you wear and would be thrilled to eat anything remotely resembling a Thanksgiving dinner in an RV, read on.
First, picture yourself on Thanksgiving morning commandeering your RV kitchen with clothing that, while may not meet red carpet criteria, expresses your commitment to the blessings of comfort; something along the lines of elastic meets fleece in a deluxe sweat suit set combo…also known as ‘ Bra-free dressing.’ Battered house slippers would work well with this ensemble; changing socks could even be considered. It is, after all, a holiday.
Next, the food: picture a ‘Julia Childs meets Norman Rockwell’ traditional Thanksgiving dinner demanding hours and hours of non-stop work in your tiny RV kitchen. Ok…don’t picture that, but you can picture a pretty darn good RV Thanksgiving dinner with a thrillingly small amount of work. Here’s how:
Best RV Turkey in the Universe
- Crock pot
- Thawed Butterball (or any brand) Boneless Turkey Breast Roast (it’ll probably be frozen rock solid, so let it sit around a couple of days till thawed. There are thawing directions on the bird.)
- ½ cup water
- (as written on the package) Place thawed roast , skin side up, flat in crock pot.
- Add ½ cup water.
- Put lid on crock pot. Duh.
- Set crock pot on low for 7.5 hours, or up to 9 hours. Be sure you plugged it in. Hello.
- Set crock pot in sink while it’s cooking. I guarantee no one will knock it over
This produces a terrific roast turkey breast. Now, if you want to really go all out, heat up some canned whole potatoes, throw butter on them, and let your stomach mash them up during dinner. Open a bagged salad, buy a pie, and Bob’s your uncle!
There may be some who shudder, picturing Thanksgiving in an RV. I’m not one of them. I am thankful beyond measure for the blessings and joys that accompany RV antics, and most of all, for the loved ones who share RV times with me. I wish for you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, and may we all give thanks with a grateful heart for our blessings and for this great, free nation that we call home.