What We Ate On Our RV Boondocking Vacation

 If you remember my RV Trip Cookbook I prepared before our vacation, you may be asking, “So what did you eat and how did it all work out?”

Since we were boondocking, I focused our meals on foods that did not need to take up much space in the cooler and/or did not need to be cooked.  I only wanted to fire up a grill once a day at most and did not want to use much of our propane in the RV.  Because of this, we ate a lot of fruits and veggies that did not need refrigerated and other dry goods. Please note that some of these are not Gluten Free. This was before I had to go GF.

Here are some of the highlights. If you click on the pictures below, you will be taken to the corresponding pins on Pinterest to find the recipe and/or directions. Speaking of Pinterest… be sure to follow me there, too!

Mini Caprese Bites ~ These were really good, but I kind of liked them better without the balsamic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Extra Yummy Snack – on mini rice cakes – we used the chocolate ones! They went quickly!
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls ~ I actually made half of the bread round this way and the other
half was the Bloomin’ Onion version. I also skipped the ranch dressing, because we are not really
into it and it definitely didn’t need it. Super tasty!
AMAZING! Now just to find a GF bread that would work! ~ Blooming onion bread – has cheese
stuffed in every crack. It’s enough to feed a small army and a fun way to serve bread because everyone
can just pull off a piece of cheesy onion bread. This would be a great appetizer or bread for a meal.


Fruit Fun-do ~ So simple and felt like we were getting a real treat.



Banana Kiwi Orange Palm Trees. ~ I used a regular orange and found it much easier to place it on a large square of foil (while RV boondocking) on the table then to get it all on a plate or smaller platter. This would be difficult even with the smaller oranges. Fun and refreshing.



Cilantro and lime crab salad in avocado halves ~ Super yummy!



Easy Strawberry Dessert – 4 ingredients! ~ We loved this, so easy!




Avocado, Onion and Tomato Salad ~ This was OK. It was a bit lacking in flavor compared to what
I imagined and I did not care too much for the “dressing”. I thought it actually took away from the fresh salad taste.



Quick, Cheap, and Easy Ham Dinner with Mock Hollandaise





Terra cotta pots lined with tin foil and filled with charcoal for easy dinner party smores! ~ We did this on our RV trip, but we only had one. The fire part goes out rather quickly, so I plan to use one per person next time. * We have since done this MANY times, but we now take one small pot per person. It works wonderfully!




B.L.A.S.T. ~ Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Swiss, and Tomato Sandwich! ~ This was inspired by a sandwich hubby once had at a diner and now we have it often! ~ Easily gluten free with GF bread and remember to check your bacon.


S’mores Bar ~ We changed it up with the following ideas to make it different each time! Begin with the usuals: Hershey bars, graham crackers (there are a couple of gluten free graham cracker alternatives), and marshmallows.Then get creative with ingredients like: peanut butter, Nutella, sliced strawberries or other fruits, coconut toasted marshmallows, different cookies, chocolate chips (or other flavors), jams, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, caramel, and anything else you can think of!


Spring Rolls ~ Spring Roll Wrappers, Veggies, Seafood or Meat (optional), favorite Asian Sauce (check for gluten if necessary) ~ The Wrappers just need to sit in hot water (like in a skillet – no longer on heat source) for a few seconds until soft and see-through. Do not overfill;they are delicate. Place the veggies etc towards one side and fold the sides up as you roll. Cut on the diagonal. Serve immediately with or w/out your favorite sauce. ~ We absolutely love these, but you cannot pre-soften them. Just make, eat, and repeat! lol




You can still get a free copy of my PDF RV Trip Cookbook.




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