You can’t have a Super Bowl party without having some really good food, that’s just a fact! Whether you are having a Super Bowl party at home, or in your RV, I found this great recipe for delicious stuffed mozzarella meatballs. Sure, this is a little bit of a departure from the standard bowl game fare of hot dogs, hamburgers and chips, but trust me, all of your guests will be impressed with your cooking skills when you whip up this easy to prepare and delectable dish.
It can be served with a side of marinara sauce, or eaten as is. The marinara sauce is simply made with tomatoes, pesto, oregano, garlic and olive oil.
What you’ll need:
2 Pounds of Ground Beef
1 Pound of Ground Pork
Tablespoon of Salt
Teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Chopped Parsley
Teaspoon of Chopped Garlic
3 Tablespoons of Shredded Mozzarella
About 30, 1 inch x 1 inch blocks of Mozzarella Cheese
4 Tablespoons of Parmigiana Cheese
About a Cup of Bread Crumbs
Who know that your Super Bowl Party could have and Italian twist to it? This Sunday, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. Plus, if you decide not to cook it this weekend, this is fantastic for when you are our on the road enjoying the RV lifestyle…Italian style! Mangiare!
Football season is here and there’s already been a heap of controversy. You aren’t going to want to miss any more excitement from your city’s NFL or college team. So, what is the second best thing (besides going to the game itself)? Going to the game and taking your consignment RV for a little pre-game tailgating! There are a few things that you might not think about when you set out on your Ultimate Tailgating Adventure. Dictionary.com defines tailgating as:
pertaining to or set up on a tailgate: a tailgate picnic before the football game.
That’s such a mild definition for such a great time! You’re certain to save money on food and drinks when you tailgate as opposed to getting food in the stadium. So, is there an ultimate tailgating RV? Not particularly, some may have more conveniences than others, but for the most part, any consignment travel trailer, fifth-wheel or motorhome will be extremely fun. Almost as a much fun as you can have in the custom Newmar All-Star motorhome in the video below, specifically designed for tailgating.
Now I can’t guarantee that PPL Motorhomes would have this RV on consignment, but we do have a great selection of consignment RVs that are perfect for enjoying the pre-game festivities.
At PPL Motorhomes, we carry hundreds, if not thousands of items that are invaluable to RVers. From lights, to generators, to grills, to parts, PPL Motorhomes has pretty much everything you’d need to make your RVing adventure more enjoyable. That being said, every RVer has 1 item that is totally indispensable. It would be something that you never hit the road without taking it with you. So, what’s RV Nana’s favorite item to bring on every camping trip?
The Electric Skillet! With an electric skillet, there is no guess work involved with getting the cooking surface to the right temperature. Plus, using an electric skillet will free up your stove top burners for other items for your wonderful meal.
There are literally hundreds of recipes you can make using your electric skillet. It is, in fact, one of the most versatile pieces of cooking equipment your RV can have. It will take the place of a number of pots and pans, which will free up some valuable space in your RV. Here is a link to a bunch of great meals you can cook with your electric skillet.
Your Consignment RV center, PPL Motorhomes know that when it comes to RVing and camping, that firing up the grill is going to be one of the first things you do after getting settled. Now while most grills are designed with your safety in mind, accidents can still happen due to human error. Those accidents, more often than not, are fully preventable. So while you are preparing the food you are going to do a quick assessment of your grill, checking for any leaking fuel lines if you are using a propane grill. In fact a leaking gas line is the leading cause of a majority of grilling related injuries.
Leaking or cracked gas lines if using propane, or natural gas
Misaligned or poorly connected gas lines
Follow ALL of the manufacturers instructions…no shortcuts here
Be sure to maintain your grill through out the year.
If you Have an out of control fire on the grill top, simply close the lid and turn all burners off. If it is under the grill and you can reach the propane tank valve, shut that down. If it isn’t accessible, call your local Fire Department as even a small fire can escalate into an inferno. Also always know where your fire extinguisher is. Every RV should be equipped with 2 if you can afford the space.
If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure you set the grill up in a well ventilated area, as charcoal can emit Carbon Monoxide which is generally undetectable and can cause serious injury and death if continuously inhaled. In fact, both grills should be set up in well ventilated areas away from structures that can ignite. I don’t know if any of you have see how fast fire can travel through your RV, but it is a incredible speed, you will not have time to save anything from inside as your rig will be consumed in minutes by flame.
Of course, with an out of control grill, the chances to sustain a sever burn is a serious one. In fact, never pour lighter fluid on to hot coals, as the heat will cause the fluid to vaporize and linger which can cause an explosion. Further, after grilling with charcoal, let the coals cool down and extinguish the fuel over night before you discard them. Remember, grilling season and fire season go hand in had. Let’s not have another Bastrop, TX incident this year.
If you’d like more information on fire prevention, visit www.nfpa.com.
Grilling is mandatory when RVing, but don’t let your haste to cook up that BBQ cause a lapse in judgement. A burn injury will undoubtedly ruin your trip.
Does anyone else have any tips or hints you can share with PPL Motorhomes about grill safety this Summer RV season? be sure to check out all of the built-in and portable grills PPL Motorhomes has to offer.
If there’s one place (geographically) similar to Texas, it’s California. (Notice how I snuck those parentheses in there?) It’s true though. Mountains, deserts, plains and sea, we share a lot of similarities with our West Coast friends. Here’s a perfect example: they love to eat in California…say, all of us here at PPL Motorhomes love to eat too. Hey, who doesn’t?
Well what about some food fresh out of the galley of your RV? Did someone say seafood pasta, steak on the grill and a burrata arugula salad? Don’t mind if I do!
I’ve posted a delicious recipe, or two, from the RV Cooking show before, but this one sounded so good, I couldn’t pass it up. I can’t wait for our next trip, ’cause you can be sure RV Nana will be firing this one out of her kitchen. Try the recipe out for yourself too and let me know how yours comes out.
If you are interested in checking out some other great recipes that are fantastic for the RV lifestyle, be sure to pick up a copy of Woodall’s Campsite Cookbook. It’s full of absolutely fabulous dishes that we know you are going to want to make at home.
I recently read of a 55 year old Oklahoma man who died when his travel trailer caught fire while he was asleep. By the time emergency services got to the campsite, the flames were reported to be 20 to 30 feet high and the RV was totally consumed in flame. The RV next to the unfortunate camper was also destroyed. At the time of writing this, the fire is still under investigation to determine the cause.
This isn’t always the most uplifting stuff to talk about, but all RVers need to be aware of the very real fire hazards we could face on a daily basis either through neglect or accident. The problem is that there’s not much to our rigs and, in fact, can burn alarmingly fast. They are filled with fuel of all types: textiles, flammable liquids, wood, paper products…you name it, it can probably be found in our rigs.
There are multiple ways of protecting your family and property, but you must always keep in mind that a fire in an RV can turn into a catastrophic event amazingly fast. The chances of you putting out a rapidly spreading fire in your rig are slim to none. Don’t believe me? Watch the speed at which fire can spread below…be sure to read the comments on the video:
See, all it took was a spark and a little wind to fan the flames. If your RV is burning, GET OUT! That’s all I can say, don’t try to put it out yourself.
Have your RV checked and inspected on a regular basis by PPL Motorhomes…they may find something that you aren’t aware of. Besides, It’s better to be safe than sorry right?
A dear friend of mine was talking to me about her RV and I almost came unglued when she told me how she had dealt with the beep from her LP gas detector. After a long day in the office, she went back to her Houston home (her 5th wheel trailer) ready for a glass of wine and some much needed rest. A few minutes later she heard that annoying beep (it is annoying because it is supposed to get your attention) from the LP detector. She hit the reset button thinking that would solve the problem and it just kept beeping. Being too tired to deal with it, she just took the battery out and turned off her hearing aid so she could get some sleep. She’s actually lucky she woke up the next morning. That beep means there is something wrong and LP gas is not something to fool around with.
The next morning, all bright eyed, she decided to investigate the cause of the beep. As soon as she opened the outside compartment she could smell the strong smell of LP gas. Apparently she had anLP regulator leaking on her LP tank so she immediately turned off the valve and the leak stopped. Now all she has to do is have someone come out and repair the connection. This story has a happy ending, but it could have ended much differently. She was lucky. LP Gas is dangerous and needs to be taken seriously. Don’t ignore the beep!!
See what I did there? The alliteration I mean. All of the “B’s” in the title…anyway. The beach and barbecues (Bar-b-ques, B-B-Q depending on where you are from). We just got back from a really great trip to the beach this past weekend. Delenara RV Park on Galveston Island to be exact. It took a big hit during Hurricane Ike, but has been reborn and is once again a beautiful place to hook up and watch the sunset.
When we’re at the beach, barbecues are pretty much standard. Don’t think that we take them lightly, it’s just that we’ve had our fair share of beachcomber barbecues in the past and are looking forward to many more.
It doesn’t matter what you throw on the grill: fresh caught Rainbow Trout, Shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, or veggies the grill becomes the center of attention as the amazing smells begin to waft in the ocean breeze. Keep the sand off of your plate and you’ve a fine meal, indeed.
So, do you use the community grill at your campsite, or do you bring your own? Good question. You can do either! Though, we bring ours. In fact, they are more affordable and much easier to transport and use than you may think. Beach ready grills don’t have to be expensive, or cumbersome. In fact, if you are on a budget, you can actually get some very nice grills for relatively little money. Of course, if you are a serious barbecuing beachcomber, then you are going to want something with a more versatile grilling space, but put in only minimal effort into transporting it, you can look into mounting one one your RV.
The bottom line is if you plan to take your RV to the beach, take your cooking outdoors and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of that cool salty air.
Who doesn’t love Las Vegas and who doesn’t love Pizza? While I just surfing around YouTube recently, I ran across a nice little review of RVing in Las Vegas and a great recipe for pizza on the grill. I just thought that this looked so good, I just had to share.
If anyone makes this, let me know how it turned out!
Who would have known that this tasty campground treat has it’s own day? I didn’t, but it certainly deserves it! I don’t remember the last time we went on trip without either having s’mores, or at the very least, wishing we had them!
So, where did the S’more come from? I believe it was printed in a 1927 American Girl Scout Trail and Hiking manual. Only the Girls Scouts could come up with a snack to rival their amazing cookies (that’s another blog). Regardless, whomever came up with the S’more, I would like too thank them for creating a treat that I’ve shared with a countless number of family and friends while camping.
So, what do you need to make ‘em?
1 bag of Marshmallows
1 Giant Hershey’s Chocolate bar
1 Box of graham crackers
Whether you are handy in the kitchen or not, there’s no right or wrong way to make a S’more, that’s the best part! All you have to do is heat your marshmallow over the fire and then just stack and snack! Young or old, everybody loves S’mores.
There’s even a song about ‘em!
I know what the RV Nana and her grandchildren are going to be singing while sitting around our next campfire! Have any good S’mores stories or tips? Feel free to leave me a comment. Oh, make sure you mark you calendars for next year’s National S’mores Day too!
I have been with PPL Motor Homes since 1980 and have been fortunate to grow up with the company. A native Houstonian, I am married to a wonderful Cajun from Lafayette, Louisiana and we've been able to mix the two worlds and build a fun life together. We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, so it is obvious that I was a Nana long before I became RV Nana. I also happen too be the 2011-2012 President of the Texas RV Association, so you know the RV lifestyle...is my style.