Although Thanksgiving is mostly about spending time with family and friends, the delicious foods served on this holiday are definitely something we all look forward to. And despite turkey’s role as the main course on most Thanksgiving tables around the country, many of us have favorite side dishes and desserts that we simply can’t enjoy the holiday without. Since you probably already know how you like to make your turkey, here are a couple of ideas for a side and dessert that are simple and easy enough to work in an RV.
Side: Classic Green Bean Casserole
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 (14.5 oz) cans of French-style green beans, drained
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup crumbled buttery round crackers
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for a minute. Stir in salt, sugar, onion, and sour cream. Add drained green beans and stir until well coated.
3. Transfer to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Spread cheese over the top. In a small bowl, toss the cracker crumbs in remaining tbsp of butter. Sprinkle this over the cheese layer.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in the oven, or until the top is golden and crispy and cheese is bubbling.
Dessert: No Bake Pumpkin Pie
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup pure pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 premade graham cracker crust
- whipped cream for topping
1. Soften vanilla ice cream in microwave for appox. 30 seconds.
2. Stir ice cream, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl until smooth. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and freeze until firm (about 3 hours).
3. Garnish with whipped cream and serve!
Tips on Hosting Thanksgiving in an RV
If your RV has limited cooking space, here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you pull off Thanksgiving dinner without a hitch.
- Buy a smaller turkey. They’re more manageable to prepare, cook, and serve. If space is limited, you’ll appreciate a leaner bird.
- Ask your guests to bring a side. Make it a potluck. This will alleviate stress on you and put less strain on your RV’s galley.
- Set up the meal outside. This is especially important to do if your number of guests exceeds your RV’s capacity.
Start Your Holiday RV Season at Lazydays
Just because you’ll be traveling in your RV this holiday season, doesn’t mean you need to miss out on your favorite holiday traditions. Whether you’re looking to upgrade to an RV with a more spacious living area and kitchen for family time together or just want to make a few simple modifications to your existing RV, Lazydays is your one-stop RV shop in Tampa and Tucson.