Celebrate Thanksgiving in Your RV: It's Easier Than You Think

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Now is the time of year when you start to plan for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. While most families will be meeting up at grandma and grandpa’s or at their best friend’s house, many Americans will be enjoying their Thanksgiving on the road in their RV. In fact, a growing trend is to hit the road and celebrating the holiday in your RV at our many of the incredible destinations in America. If you’re planning on hitting the road this holiday season, you’ll want to plan ahead to make sure you make the most out of your RV’s space.

Plan Ahead | This doesn’t just mean you need to know what to cook, but also includes preparing certain foods ahead of time. Many baked goods can be whipped up up to a week in advance and frozen, while other dishes like salad or dressing can be prepared the night before. By preparing your foods in advance you won’t have to worry about the limited counter space in your RV.

Make it a Pot Luck | If you’re meeting up with family or friends at an RV park, consider making Thanksgiving dinner a potluck. This limits the stress on you in terms of what you have to make, and also allows other to take part in the festivities.

Grill | Most RV parks have grills. Consider using your grill to prepare vegetables, instead of your oven or stove top. Your spouse or friends can watch the grill while you work inside, plus grilled vegetables make for a healthy addition to a typically unhealthy meal.

Leftovers | While Thanksgiving offers you the chance to cook up a ton of food and enjoy leftovers for weeks and weeks, remember your RV’s refrigerator is much smaller than the one you have at home. As you’re preparing your food think about the amount of leftovers you’ll have and how you’ll store them.

Skip Cooking | Sure, you’ve cooked up a feast for Thanksgiving ever since you can remember. Consider taking advantage of any restaurants that are open and going out to dinner or getting carry out instead of whipping up an entire meal. This can actually prove more affordable and alleviates you of any stress.

Photo Credit: By Ethan Lofton from Durango, CO, USA (thanksgiving-1) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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