Cooking in a fifth wheel

Cooking Utensils

I use several items when cooking in my fifth wheel.

  1. 3 tiered steamer
  2. Nutribullet
  3. Wok
  4. Crockpot
  5. Outside grill
  6. Microwave
  7. Oven
  8. Top cooker
  9. Rice Cooker

I read someones blog recently that said that fifth wheel cooking or rv cooking was really hard to do.  My take on that is that if you just use the cooker that is available in the fifth wheel or rv then I can see that to be the case.  If however you have a few gadgets to help you then the cooking can be made much easier.

3 Tiered Steamer

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3 tiered steamer

This is probably one of my favorite cooking utensils. I actually bought this one from Bed Bath and Beyond it is so easy to use and I just love it.

One of the meals I would do in this is a Salmon dinner.  I would put the salmon on the bottom tier and I would put herbs sprinkled onto it.  I would then put potatoes on the second tier and they would be any type of potatoes I would also put carrots in this tier as well.  On the third tier I would put broccoli and cauliflower.  I don’t always need all three tiers sometimes I just use one tier just for vegetables of all sorts.

I put water into the bottom and then stack the food turn it on and then 35/40 mins later my meal is cooked.  No fuss but amazing tasty food.

The steamer collapses down and fits into a cupboard easily.

Nutribullet

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Nutribullet

This isnt obviously cooking but I use my nutribullet to make fruit smoothies that we would have and would add frozen bananas, kale, strawberries and summer fruits.  Very tasty and great for a sweet

Wok

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I use my wok on my top of my cooker sometimes in the RV and outside on the Grill.  I like to cook chicken or beef cubed along with vegetables like, onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and mushrooms. and I braise the meat first with the herbs for about 10 mins throw in the vegetables tossing the everything in the wok continually after about 15 minutes I throw in the bean sprouts for a few minutes and it is then cooked and ready to eat.  Could not be simpler, meal in one.

Crockpot

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Crockpot

I just love my crock pot for cooking.  Couldn’t be simpler.  I use this more in the winter but also in the summer as well.  I like to cook stews, curries or chilli in this.  When making a stew, the first thing I do night before is to always soak my pinto beans or mixed beans in water.  I then braise my meat in the pot first with celery and onions chopped along with herbs of my choice,  once all meat in browned I then add vegetables like, carrots, swede, potatoes and peas.  I would then add water turn it on and let it cook all day.  By the evening my dinner is all ready to eat.

 Outside Grill

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Outside Grill

I just love cooking outside sitting and just waiting for my lunch or dinner to cook.  some of the things I cook on my grill are fish, chicken, beef, pork chops.  I tend to cover my meat in the herbs of my choice and then cook them over a flame once they are browned I leave the flame on but move the meat on the side with no flame. I turn the flame down and then put down the lid and let it cook turning occasionally.  Just sit and relax sip a glass of wine and wait.  We would normally have this with a tossed salad or I would also put some vegetables on too into little packages of foil with some butter and place on the side where there is no flame also.  vegetable cook in about 20 mins like this.

Microwave

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Microwave

I only use my microwave for cooking bacon and warming up food.  I really don’t use it to cook anything.

Oven

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Oven

I really do not like my oven I very rarely use it.  It is hard to light and does not cook things well at all.

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Cooker

The only time I really use the top of my cooker is when I am cooking with my wok.  I don’t use it really for anything else.  It only has 3 burners and I would rather use other methods of cooking.

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Rice Cooker

I love love love my rice cooker.  It is so easy to use.  You put the rice in cover it with water where the water is about a thumb nail over the rice.  Turn it on and it cooks rice to perfection.  I would not be without it.

Most of the items I have mentioned you can get at amazon and have them delivered.  I recommend getting extra gadgets to help you cook easily in your RV as generally the RV cookers are really not the best at all.  I am not by any means a good cook but I find these ways of cooking nice and easy and anyone can do them.  Why work hard when you can work easy.

 

Amazon Links

  1. 3 tiered steamer
  2. Nutribullet
  3. Wok
  4. Crockpot
  5. Outside grill
  6. Rice Cooker

Comments

  1. Susan Miller says:

    Hi Joyce, love your blog. I found a really nice crockpot / rice cooker / pressure cooker at Macy’s. It is a three n one, saves on storage space. We too are full timers and kitchen space is a premium and this handy “cooker” saves space and I use it almost daily! Cannot wait to see your tower garden as it mature
    Su

    • Joyce and Peter says:

      Thank you Sue. maybe I will get one of those next time. Space saving ideas are great.