Life in the motorhome is a little different. There is no automatic dishwasher, nor is there enough sink or counter space to let anything sit around soaking. Once the meal is over, everything has to be cleaned up and stowed or the living space rapidly becomes unmanageable. So when doing our meal planning these days, we think seriously about how we can get victuals on the table without dirtying up every cooking vessel and implement we own.
I have rarely actually cooked anything in a microwave oven before. For 30 years, my use of the microwave has been primarily to boil water and to reheat food that had previously been cooked by more conventional means. Now I am starting to take the microwave in the motorhome a little more seriously. One thing that we recently discovered is that it does a fantastic job of cooking corn on the cob. You don't even have to shuck it. You just snip off the corn silk sticking out of the top, put it on a plate and cook it on a high for about 5 min. for the first ear and one or two additional minutes for each additional ear. It comes out cooked perfectly and when you then go ahead and take the husk off, all of the corn silk slides right off with it rather than clinging to your corn. Then one of us eats dinner off the same plate we cooked the corn on. You need to let it cool down enough that you don't burn your hands shucking it. I simply cannot believe that I have spent my entire life waiting 20-30 min. to get a pot of water boiling to cook corn in. Never again.
|It looked just like this, I swear.|
|6 qt. Nesco roaster|
We also have a small propane grill and, of course, the electric smoker which is really an RV luxury (I smoked some ribs and a tri-tip roast last week). In the past when we traveled in the motorhome we were vacationing and tended to eat out most nights. Now we are trying to cook in the motorhome to stay within our budget and have been doing pretty well at it. Now if I could just figure out some way to get the dishes to clean themselves. Hmm... We do have two puppies with us...