Patti Dunn’s Gumbo

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I’ve had this recipe drafted on here for over a year. But I just couldn’t quite wrap my brain around how to start it. You see, the wonderful woman who shared this with me is a fellow BBQer.  I can’t even say I know her well. But I can say, what I know, I love. I so admire the love and adoration she and her husband share. I love that they have big hearts, margaritas after a competition, and dogs they love like family.  I love that they appreciate a good Bourbon as much as I do. And I hate that she posts amazing Tex-Mex and Creole dishes that I just can’t get here in Tennessee! She and her husband, Johnny, are just salt of the earth, good people.

So, I first asked Patty for this recipe to make Jay a superb birthday dinner in May of 2017. Not only…

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More Renovations

As many of you know, I am an art quilter and do lots of different projects.

RV’S are never set up for crafter so I took matters in to my own hands and took out one of the dinette benches.

I found a Shelf that fit in that area perfectly then used the table over the other bench. Now I can quilt away to my hearts content.

This was the disaster in progress.

Here is the finished area. So much better.

Are you brave enough to redo your rv? If so how did you change things? Add your photos in the comment section below!

Boondocking Bullshit!

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So I am finally here! I am parked in Salida with the cast and crew of Rv Nomads- the documentary. Haven’t filmed at all yet, that’s tomorrow. All day (8-5). Interview in the morning, ‘lifestyle’ shoot in the afternoon.

Salida Rv Nomad shootOh, and I have a black eye. (My left. Covered here.) Perfect timing! (Bungee cord accident. Rv Lifestyle complications)

We had a potluck dinner a couple of evenings ago and I got to meet a few of the cast (First Class RV Adventures and Exploring The Local Life) who I hadn’t yet met and they were delightful. John and Brenda of Geo Astro RV are simply RAD people. So freaking nice. Great new friends!

Looking forward to tomorrow’s filming!

(Boondocking bullshit at the bottom of post. Fun stuff in meantime.)

Last Month’s RVing Antics

I’ve immensely enjoyed this spring and summer. I spent a good month boondocking near…

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Easy Cooking with Copper Pans

When we started on our Rv’ing adventures I took along my very favorite cooking pans and dutch oven. It didn’t take long to figure out that they just were too heavy. Too much weight storing them in the oven and way too heavy for me to pick up anymore so I looked for an alternative but still wanted the great tasting food.

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I did a lot of research especially on copper pans. After all, they were all over the news and in so many commercials. Must be something to it right? I found many brands but the reviews were not stellar. I kept looking until I found the Gotham Steel cookware.

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I was just going to get a couple of fry pans then found a deal on the full cookware set so decided to jump on it and am very glad I did. Our food does not stick to the pans and clean up is a breeze. They are lightweight and really do a great job of even cooking. I have found that things like meat cook quite a bit faster in them also. I love my cookware set and use it every day.

Just this afternoon I made hot Hamburger sandwiches with tater tots in no time. I left the gravy off mine as I don’t care for soggy bread but they were delicious.

What type of cookware do you use on your travels?

 

5 Holiday Travel Tips!

  • 1. Research the area you are wanting to spend time for the holidays. Check local weather, find out about any celebrations, safety in the area and if it is an adult park or does it have lots of children running around.
  • 2. Gas up your rig at least two days before the holiday. Prices always get higher on holidays.
  • 3. Make reservations well before especially in popular tourist destinations.
  • 4. Travel to your destination two days before the holiday and wait until at least two days after to leave. You can avoid most traffic jams that way.
  • 5. Stock up on whatever shopping items you need well beforehand. Nothing like spending hours in long lines at the shops!
  • Lastly, have a wonderful safe holiday!
  • Do you any tips I’ve forgotten?