Whether you are going on an overnight trip or planning for a considerable length of time on the road, work out your anticipated menu plans several days ahead of time. As you plan, ask for your family’s input to get everyone involved in the menu selections. Next factor in considerations for any potentially limited food storage space within your RV. Working around any limitations, decide on how many days ahead you can buy and store all of the ingredients you’ll need to accommodate your menus. Predetermine what pots, pans, small appliances and utensils you will need to bring along in your RV for your food preparation and store them too.
What else can menu planning do for you? With planning, you can put variety in the meal offerings you put on the table for your family removing the words “bland” and “boring” from their vocabulary. If you enjoy cooking, join another new trend of replacing off-the-shelf processed foods with freshly prepared meals made from fresh and natural ingredients. You can prepare a greater portion of what you are eating from basic, fresh ingredients you’ve acquired from a grocery store or farmer’s market as you are traveling because you planned ahead of time for what you would need.
So embrace planning. By doing so, you will actually create more time for yourself and the activities you enjoy while losing the frustration created by not having what you need on hand for accomplishing one of the most important tasks in our daily lives-that of meal preparation.