Cooking in an Airstream Travel Trailer: Does it Get any Better?
Cooking in an Airstream Travel Trailer can be tricky, but the result of presenting a home-cooked meal is well appreciated after a normal traveling diet of fast food that is purchased quickly. Even the aromas as cooking and baking occur are heavenly and combat the normal road smells as the family happily anticipates what will be enjoyed in the near future.
Having a tiny kitchen is challenging, especially since so many items could move around or off the counters or fly out of unlatched doors or open drawers. You have to work with as few bowls, pots, pans and utensils as you can so that you can hold on to them if the driver makes a sharp turn or a fast stop.
Once you are done making your recipe and have put it in the oven for cooking or baking, you need to immediately stack all the used items into the sink until you have time to wash them all and put them away. This will not only keep them together in one confined place, but it will also keep them out of sight if everyone sits down to eat before everything is cleaned up. It also helps to turn off the lights in the kitchen area so no views of the “mess” are in the family’s eyes as they dine.
Perfect for the road, convenient, extremely useful and with no clean up are single-size packages of simple items such as:
– Wrapped plastic fork, knife and spoon
– Packets of ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, sweeteners and even after-dinner mints
– Small individual containers of cereals, to which you will add no milk, that can also be used as snacks by cranky children; the kids will be occupied for awhile as they munch.
– Sanitizing hand wipes for quick clean-ups
Having your appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher and freezer hidden in custom cabinetry and silverware and various utensils residing in drawers out of sight when not cooking gives the cook a needed break and does not make that cook feel that cooking and baking something special is a burden.