When you’re on the road in a caravan, the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day is stress about putting together a meal. To take the stress out of cooking on the road, we’ve prepared a list of five easy meals you can put together on a single burner in under an hour.
Pesto pasta is one of the most delicious and convenient quick meals for cooking in a caravan because you can always keep at least a meal’s worth in the cupboard. Simply cook pasta, strain and then stir through some pre-prepared pesto. If you’d like to add a bit of meat, stir through a tin of tuna or fry up some diced chicken and then reheat the pasta by adding it to the same frying pan.
Vegetable soup is a great way to combine a fresh selection of heirloom vegetables from a local market with a few stock cubes and some of your favourite spices to make a winter warmer that can easily feed the family.
Spicy Cous Cous
Many have trouble with cous cous, but there’s no need to stress. In fact, for those that would rather spend their day driving their off-road camper trailer deep into the great outdoors, it can be a lifesaver. Cous cous will cook itself simply by steeping in boiling water, and if you’re in a hurry, you can even add it straight to instant soup for a protein and carbohydrate hit. If you’ve got a bit more time, try frying up a few diced vegetables and bacon with a sprinkle of coriander, cumin and chilli.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Here’s a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs that will please the kids and mum and dad. First, cook and drain the spaghetti, leaving it to one side. Now cook some meatballs in a frying pan. You could get the kids to roll them or buy them premade, it’s up to you. If you’re feeling fancy, fry up some onions and garlic with the meatballs. When they’re cooked, stir in your favourite jar of pasta sauce and the pasta and voila!
Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables
It’s possible to make a great stir fry in your camper trailer if you follow a few basic steps. Firstly, use a decent wok. Secondly, prepare all of your ingredients before you turn on the heat. Thirdly, keep it moving. The final trick is to cut your vegetables to a size and shape that’ll cook quickly and be fun to eat. If you are cooking a stir-fry that will contain meat, often it pays to cook it first and let it rest for a few minutes while you cook the rest of the ingredients. You can use premade marinades and sauces to make it easy, but if you’re in the mood for something basic and delicious, soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame oil might be all you need.
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