RV Living, Side Dishes

Spaghetti with garlic butter sauce

 

Last night I tried a new recipe.  I love one pot dinners, butter, and garlic.   This dish had all those wonderful things!

I cooked some spaghetti for about 6 minutes.  drained it and put it into a bowl.  In the same pot, I took a half stick of butter and a jar of chopped garlic and sautéed that in the pot.  I added some Mrs Dash garlic and herbs seasonings because my husband can’t have salt.

I tossed the noodles into the sauce and then added Parmesan cheese.  It was amazing!!   It was easy!  It was low sodium!  Win for my family.

We grilled salmon to go with our pasta, but you could honestly serve it with chicken or shrimp.  It is very versatile!

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RV Living

Funny, but not funny

 

 

 

Living in an RV most of the time, life can get complicated.  We are usually at a site for months at a time.  Currently we have been in Charleston for about 8 months.   Most of the sites are pull through, but sometimes you have to back that big ol thing into the spot.

I love to watch people getting their rig parked.  I don’t care how great of a couple you are, there are going to be problems!  Usually the husband does the backing and the wife stands there directing.  I see more fights happen this way.  I know it isn’t funny, but it gets to be a little comical.

The wife is muttering under her breath, telling the husband to go this way or that way.  The husband is doing his thing, not listening.  The two just doesn’t go together.

The problem is communication.  My husband and I figured out real quick that some guidelines need to be established first!  With proper hand signals that both the driver and the director know is key to getting that rig into the perfect spot.

Most of the time it isn’t discussed until it’s too late, and tempers are starting to flare.

I sit and watch and laugh, because I know what’s going to happen every time!  It’s funny, but it isn’t.  I’ve been there.  I guess I can laugh at it now.  Maybe everyone will read my blog beforehand and try to avoid this in the future.  We will see.

RV Living

Happy Camper

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Last week I was very excited to get to stay home for a few days.  By home, I mean our main home in Georgia.  I had some tax stuff to get handled, so it just made sense for me to stay there, and my husband came back to the RV for the week to work.

I got my tax stuff handled, and will be able to rest better now.  I also got some much-needed time in with my friends and family!  I had dinner a couple of nights with my classmate friend Kristen.  It is always to get to see her, because we became close during our X-ray college program. Since graduation, I have moved away and she is now working all the time, so catching up was great!  We enjoyed pedicures and just hung around the house one day and watched a harry potter movie.

I also enjoyed seeing my kids a lot.  Well, my sons anyway.  We had lunches and dinners together and also hung out.  My favorite time was going to Chile’s to have dinner with both of them.  I was tired that day from running around, but I figured I would go anyway.  I am so glad I did.  Austin’s new girlfriend was working that night, so we sat at her spot and got to visit with her as well.

Friday night when it was time for my husband to get back home, my sister and I planned a Valentine’s celebration for our husbands.  We bought some wine, steaks, potatoes, and rolls to have ready when they got there.  We also bought lots of marked down Valentines candy and made a centerpiece for the table with that.  I put out the white tablecloth, and with the red and gold candy it was very pretty.  My sister also made a homemade cheesecake.  It was the bomb!!!

I cherish these moments, because now that we travel they are rare.  We are usually rushed on our weekends home and don’t get as much time with special people as we would like to.  I did miss my husband, but making memories with the people I love are worth it from time to time.

I’m back at the RV again now, and I can say that I’m happy here too.  Home has become for me where I am with my peeps.  By that I mean,  home can be anywhere.  It’s where I feel comfortable and can enjoy the company  of friends and family.  I think that makes me a happy camper!

RV Living

Baby, it’s cold outside

 

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We returned back to our RV from a 10 day vacation in Georgia to find we had run out of propane!  It was 37 outside, 57 inside, so not too bad.  We are guessing it had just ran out.  We have two 30 gallon propane tanks for our RV.  When one runs out it automatically switches to the next tank.  This is a great feature until they are both empty and you don’t know it!

We left the heat on 60 while we were away, just in case it got cold.  I guess it got cold.  Next time,  I am thinking we may need to leave it on 50 so it doesn’t use so much propane.

We ended up turning on the electric fireplace in the living area, and taking the small propane tank off the grill to use in the RV while we slept that night.   It worked, it warmed the RV enough to knock off the chill and we had a great rest!

We now have one tank turned off while we use the other one.  That way when it runs out, we will know and can fill that empty tank.  We don’t want them both to run out again.

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Main Dishes, RV Living

One pot curry chicken and rice

Perfect RV food!   

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup instant rice, Minute maid
  • 1 can chicken broth/or 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 Tablespoons curry
  • honey

heat 1 tablespoon in a deep frying pan and add chopped onions, cook or saute until done.  Add chicken pieces and curry and cook until chicken is no longer pink.  Add can of liquid and 1 cup rice, cook until done.  I just brought it to a boil and then turned it off to finish.

Add honey to make it sweeter if you like.

 

 

 

Random Thoughts, RV Living

Mushrooms

These are mushrooms around our campsite.  They are so pretty to me, and honestly they appear overnight.  They seem to grow to fullsize within a day, going from finger size to huge within a matter of hours.  I googled them and found out that these are common all over North America and are poisonous.  In fact, most people are poisoned by these mushrooms because they are so common in lawns and look similar to what we get in the grocery store.  Thank goodness for google, because I am so fascinated with them that it was just a matter of time before I tried to eat one.  I’m just a little crazy like that.