If you’re anything like me, I’m a pinning addict! I love to pin products I want for the RV, recipes for when we’re camping, and all those cute little camping clothes! Pinterest is a great resource to find camping recipes you may want to try!
Our next trip will be to St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. This will be our second visit to this great campground! I wish I had more pics to share of that first trip, but we were totally new to camping and didn’t think to take many pics. It will be in December, so it’s Florida, that means it could be warm or it could be cold in the panhandle that time of year. I’m prepping for both situations and will re-evaluate closer to our trip once I know the weather situation.
We will be camping with another family, so we take turns with meals. I want to have a nice refreshing cocktail for the adults so I am going to make A Lemonade Prosecco Punch. This lady has it going on and I had to pin her recipe!
It seems like an easy recipe containing only 4 ingredients!
I will be feeding 9 people, so I also want to have a hearty meal that all will enjoy, adults and kids.
Next I am going to try my hand at making a side dish in the crock pot. I love using my crock pot because it doesn’t heat up the camper, takes no propane or gas, and alot less electricity to make a meal. In addition, I can enjoy the outdoors with my guests while dinner is cooking away! I had trouble fitting my old crock pot in the above cabinet of our dinette because the slow cooker was too tall. I found this one and love it! Crockpot 2.5-Quart Mini Casserole Crock Slow Cooker It fits perfectly with the top on it and no issues. It’s also just the right size because I don’t need an extra large one and this one is perfect for our family and fits in those small cabinets most RV’s have.
I have developed my own little way of making really creamy flavorful mashed potatoes and it’s super easy! My family actually asked me what I did different the last few times I made them because they loved them so much and we had no leftovers.
- Put 1 cup of chicken broth in the slow cooker.
- Add 8 medium sized gold yukon potatoes. (you may peel them or only peel half of the potato like i do)
- Slow cook on high for 4 hours.
- Make sure potatoes are done by using a fork to test.
- If done, remove them and add to a dish which you can beat them up (or mash them if you prefer). To this bowl, add aprox. 4 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup milk, salt, pepper to taste. Start your whipping / or mashing.
- They should be still slightly dry so now add all the juice from the slow cooker to your bowl and whip again!
- I them add a little bit of parsley and stir it in back into the slow cooker until you are ready to serve them.
I will also make up a large salad to serve.
Hubby will be making (smoking) up a tri-tip. We use our local meat market to get a tri-tip as most grocery stores in our area do not carry it. It’s a delicious meal and we get compliments each time we make it for our guests. It’s a neat piece of beef that all seem to really enjoy. He enjoys a simple marinade of pepper and salt, but here’s the recipe in case your new to cooking this cut of meat. How to Cook a Tri-Tip
Lastly, I love to end with a dessert and a coffee beverage for the adults. Now, if you don’t have a nifty frother that is battery operated, I encourage you to get yourself one. They have been a life saver. I bought it originally so I can froth my cream for my coffee in the morning, but I have learned it has several other uses. I also use it to mix my daughters medicine which is powered, so this prevents it from being gritty. My husband also uses it for his medicine which is powder. In addition, you can make a neat cocktail with this thing too! This is the one I own and love!
So the dessert and beverage for the adults is the same thing! It’s a camping themed beverage called a S’more Latte! It looks scrumptious! S’Mores Latte When I saw her delectable latte, I had to pin this recipe! Now I know it says to use a torch, which I have one, but in case I forget it I figure I can go outside and toast a regular marshmallow over the fire pit and put that on top.
Now the kids are going to have untraditional S’Mores! Last time we went camping, we experimented with a variety of candy bars and the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups were the big hit! So we’re going that route! I might sneak in a few Hershey Dark’s as that’s my fav!
So pin away and don’t forget to share because we all love our camping recipes!