Tuesday, December 25, 2007

We're Back. With a New Book!

December 25, 2007 - Merry Christmas!

We're Back! Our introduction to the "RV Notebook" says "with whimsical irregularity". We have to admit, though, that a four month lag is kind of ridiculous. We'll try to be less whimsical in the future.

Big News! Vicki's new book.

"My RV Kitchen and Favorite Recipes", is finally available. Vicki has never made a secret about how much she enjoys cooking. For years now, RVers have been asking her when she was going to write an RV cookbook. Her response has been that she cooks in her RV the same way she cooks in her house. But she has also had questions about RV kitchens and appliances.

So Vicki wrote a two-part book. The first part tells what to look for when selecting an RV Kitchen, how to equip and pack it, and how to use the RV kitchen appliances.

The second part is a collection of more than 100 of her favorite recipes, most of which are easily prepared in an RV kitchen. Vicki has identified about 50 of these recipes as "quick and easy", meaning they take less than one hour from start of preparation to setting them on the table.

The book is sprinkled with about 70 helpful tips and has a spiral binding so the recipe pages lay flat for easy reference. If you are going to use your RV kitchen, you ought to read this book.

"My RV Kitchen and Favorite Recipes" can be ordered by going to www.rvknowhow.com/books.html

Here is one of the recipes:
Hot Crab Spread
(Quick and Easy)

Our Friend, Jodie Ginter, fixed this appetizer while we were in Alaska together. It was so good that I ended up making it my entire meal.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 pkg. (12 oz.) imitation crab
Crackers of your choice

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
3. Add onion and crab to the cream cheese mixture.
4. Top with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
5. Bake 30-45 minutes or until heated through.
6. Spread on crackers (I prefer Ritz).

Makes about 2 cups.

For more recipes order "My RV Kitchen and Favorite Recipes" by going to www.rvknowhow.com/books.html

Big Trip! We leave sunny southern California on December 29th and head to the east coast in our RV for our winter seminar circuit - see www.rvknowhow.com/seminars.html
Our primary route will be Interstate 10 but, if weather conditions permit, we may jump up to Interstate 20. We will post daily entries about our cross-country trip. It won't be as detailed as our Alaskan report but it may give you some insight into what to expect if you plan a similar journey.

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