Posted on Yummy Mummy Club by Gav Martell
To tell you I didn’t know a lot about RVing before I took one for a weekend recently with my kids would be a massive understatement. When I arranged to pickup my RV, arranged through Go RVing Canada, I was floored to discover that the Toronto Camping Centre was on Highway 7, literally four minutes from my house. I have probably passed it 1,000 times on my way to and from hockey and never noticed all of the RVs out there. However, with over 1 million RVs on the road in Canada this clearly puts me in the minority.
Canadian families have clearly discovered the many benefits of RVing and the adventures that lie ahead on the open road. Starting at $6,000, there is an RV for every family budget. Studies show that it is up to 78% cheaper to vacation with an RV versus a regular vacation. On top of the economic benefit the RV lifestyle helps families untangle their busy individual lives and “unschedule” to enjoy quality family time with all the modern technological conveniences of being at home.
The RV we took for the weekend was by no means the biggest or fanciest on the lot and was fairly modest in price. However, it still had a full kitchen with a double sink, gas stove-top, fridge/freezer, microwave, dining area and kitchen storage! The convenience of being able to make home cooked meals on the road was fantastic. Again, it allowed for economic meals that didn’t cost a fortune despite being on vacation AND we were eating together as a family around a dinner table just as we would at home.
Picking up the RV was super-easy. I got a quick tutorial on all of the bells and whistles and we were soon hitting the road. My kids had SO much fun with our RV, I could barely pull them out of it when it was time to return it. The excitement of the open road, a camping atmosphere, and spending time together meant we had a weekend of laughs and great memories. For me personally, it was a great experience to think about food preparation a little differently than normal. Sure our RV had a full working kitchen in it, but space and time are all a little bit compacted when on the road.
RV Campurritos Recipe
1 lb. sausage or veggie ground round
1 yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 med. potatoes, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
4 green onions, chopped
3 T parsley, chopped
8 or 9 tortilla Shells
Salt and pepper to taste
Salsa and/or hot sauce
Tin foil for wrapping
Chop potatoes and boil until soft. Chop green onions and set aside. Crack eggs and cook over low heat until you have soft, scrambled eggs. Saute yellow onions and garlic in 2 T olive oil until fragrant. Add sausage to onion mixture and cook all the way through. In large bowl combine sausage mixture, scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheese, green onions, parsley, salt, and pepper. Divide ingredients into 8 or 9 tortilla shells. Roll and wrap in tin foil until ready to eat! Serve with salsa and hot sauce.
4 graham crackers, broken into halves
2 45g HERSHEY Milk Chocolate Bars, broken into halves
Place 1/2 of a HERSHEY’S® 45g Milk Chocolate Bar on graham cracker half. Carefully toast marshmallow over RV cooktop (supervise the kids if they’re doing this). Place over chocolate. Top with second graham cracker and gently press together.