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Tips to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in an RV
Posted on Nov 19, 2021
Thanksgiving is all about spending quality time with family. There is arguably no better way to do so than with an RV trip in California. Renting an RV in Los Angeles allows for you and your family to travel through California while spending quality time together both on the road and at your destinations – making it the perfect type of adventure for the holidays.
If you are looking for the best place to rent an RV in California this holiday season, look no further than Expedition Motorhomes. If you have concerns about dropping Thanksgiving dinner while on the road, have no fear! By adapting ever so slightly, you can bring Thanksgiving dinner traditions right along with you in your California motorhome rentals.
Below are just a few tips on how to maintain the magic of the holidays while creating your own magic during your RV trip in California.
Cooking and Prepping Ahead of Time
A good way to ensure that your Thanksgiving dinner is as delicious as you are used to at home is to cook and prep ahead of time. This will help eliminate some of the challenges of a smaller RV kitchen. Many side dishes can be prepped at home and safely stored in your motorhome rental refrigerator or freezer until the big day!
A Guide to Preparing The Turkey for an RV:
Turkey – a staple of Thanksgiving dinner and also a concern when it comes to cooking in your Calabasas RV rental. The kitchens in a California motorhome rental are undeniably much smaller than what you are used to and, as such, you will need to adapt to enjoy turkey this holiday. While a full-size turkey will not fit in your RV oven, you can cook a smaller turkey. Alternatively, you could try something new and cook a turkey over the fire or grill – combining holiday tradition with your adventurous side. If you would prefer to keep it easy, many restaurants and stores sell pre-cooked turkey – and there is nothing wrong with that!
Use a Crockpot
Crockpots have experienced a bit of a renaissance in recent years for good reason. They are easy to use and produce delicious meals and sides. Given their size and set-it-and-forget-it style, they are perfect for RV cooking and can add a lot of value to your California road trip dinner this Thanksgiving!
Use Your Calabasas RV Rental Space Wisely!
If the weather cooperates, expanding your RV kitchen outdoors is a great way to make Thanksgiving dinner a little easier on yourself. Utilizing the grill or fire pit at your campsite for cooking sides will free up valuable counter and stove space inside. If you have multiple families joining you on your Calabasas RVs rental road trip, divide and conquer dish prep between kitchens! When it comes time to eat, enjoy your meal on the outdoor picnic table/s instead of cramming everybody in one downsized motorhome dining area.
We here at Expedition Motorhomes understand some of the trepidation surrounding Thanksgiving tradition on the road. If you rent a California motorhome rental and hit the road this holiday season we can almost guarantee you will start a whole new set of traditions. Whether you have more questions about how to host Thanksgiving dinner in an RV or are ready to book your RV rental in Los Angeles for the upcoming holiday, give the professionals at Expedition Motorhomes a call today!