Now is the perfect time to get ready for Spring Camping Season! We’re all looking forward to some sun and outdoor fun, so here are a few ideas we came up with to get your family excited for your first (or next) camping trip in 2011!
Camper’s Check List:
This is something easy and fun to do with kids of all ages! Using a sheet of paper, list all the items you will need for your trip, leaving a space next to each item to be checked off when it’s loaded onto your RV. Use one list for the whole family, or have each person make their own list of what’s important to them so nothing is left behind. Having the lists is a big help, plus a little teamwork always comes in handy to make sure you have everything for everyone!
Another thing you can do before heading out on your next trip is to grab an atlas, computer or book where you can look up information on the places you’re going to visit. Have your kids list all of the things they are interested in doing and seeing, and try to learn a little about the area you are headed to!
Bring A Journal:
A great way to document your trip is to bring a journal for each person, or use one for the whole family. Fill it with sayings from the trip, new or different things learned, photos or pictures drawn, memories of the adventure, and anything else you come across. You’ll find that a journal will be a great conversation piece full of great memories of your time together that you can enjoy for years to come!
A treat for the road or home!
With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share this recipe.
Irish Potatoes Made Easy!
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 16-oz box of powdered sugar
- 2½ cups coconut
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- Place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating after each addition. Continue beating until mixture forms a stiff ball.
- Stir in coconut.
- Roll the mixture to form small potato shapes.
- Roll “potatoes” in cinnamon to cover.
- Refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
- After chilling, roll each ball again in the cinnamon and serve.
Hope you enjoy them!
Until next time… Happy RVing!
We are excited to begin this new addition to our White Horse RV blog
which will be devoted to some of our favorite campers..
In this first edition we have some fun “cooking” activities you can enjoy together at home, or on the road to help you celebrate the holidays during your travels. These easy treat recipes will help keep things festive!
Popcorn Treats –A delicious twist to a bag of popcorn!
1 large bag microwave popcorn (unbuttered)
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries, sweetened)
- Pop popcorn in microwave following instructions on bag.
- Melt white chocolate by cooking on high in microwave for 20 seconds, stir, then about 20 more seconds.
- Empty popcorn into a large bowl. Add pistachio nuts and craisins and stir. Pour melted white chocolate into the popcorn mixture and stir to coat.
- Take out a muffin pan and line with pretty muffin cups (you can buy Christmas ones for Christmas).
- Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Place in the fridge and leave for 1 hour.
Holiday Wreaths—Easy to make anytime!
1/2 cup butter
1 package marshmallows
6 cups Corn flakes cereal
Green food color
Red cinnamon candies
- Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Then add marshmallows, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows melt. The mixture should get nice and gooey. Remove from stove and add corn flakes. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir until well mixed.
- Very quickly make into round wreath shapes on wax paper. If it’s too sticky rub hands with butter. Place red cinnamon candies around the wreaths.
LOL! Holiday Edition
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Q: Why is it cold on Christmas?
A: Because it’s in Decembrrrrrrrrr!
Q: What is a parent’s favorite holiday song?
A: Silent Night.
Q.What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
A. Frosted Flakes
Q.What kind of bird can write?
A. A Pen-guin
Hope you’ve enjoyed our first crack at Kids Corner! Feel free to leave suggestions on topics you’d like to see covered in the comments field below. Look for more Kids Corners in the upcoming months.
Until next time… Happy RVing!
If you had to pick one thing that you know most RVers are really, really good at, its eating! And who can blame us. Not only does the RV lifestyle give us the opportunity to take time to cook up some great food, it also gives us plenty of opportunities to taste the favorites of our camping neighbors and exchange recipes.
Speaking of great recipes (you knew there had to be some kind of tie in didn’t you!), we wanted to congratulate one of our White Horse RV salesmen, Dave Munyan, whose burger recipe is currently featured on Wingtime.com as a Recipe of the Month. Be sure to check out Wingtime.com more fantastic, spicy ideas, but for now, here’s Dave’s delicious creation:
2 lbs. ground chicken
1/4 c. Wing-Time Medium
1/2 c. Wing-Time Garlic
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
8 oz. blue cheese
whole grain buns
- Mix chicken with Wing-Time Medium, 1/4 cup Wing-Time Garlic and Parmesan cheese; add enough bread crumbs to bind mixture together. Form into patties; it’s best to make patties well before cooking and refrigerate them until ready to grill.
- Lightly toast buns on grill. Set aside.
- Grill burgers on one side over medium heat, being careful not to burn, for about 10 minutes (depending on the size of the patties). You cannot over-cook ground chicken, only burn it!
- Flip the burgers; pour on some Wing-Time Garlic. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese on top and grill for 5-10 minutes more.
- Serve on a toasted whole grain burger bun with lettuce and more Wing-Time!
As you can imagine, there are literally thousands of recipes out there, many of them specifically for RVers. Here are just two links we found that have a big variety of ideas for you to try.
Outdoor Cooking Recipes from RVUSA.com
FoodFreeway.com – Featuring dishes for cooking in your motorhome!
Be sure to stop back and leave your comments on
what you liked or didn’t like so much!
Fortunately, all these extra calories are often easily burned off since another huge benefit of RVing is all the fantastic activities we get to be involved in. Now that’s what I call a good balance!
Until next time, Happy RVing!