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?
  • The Secret to Updating Your RV

    Have you decided to go full-time or even just weekends and find the perfect RV? The inside has everything you want as far as layout,appliances and space but the colors, curtains, blinds and hardware are just not to your taste. What do you do about it other than hire an expensive decorator. My advice, go for it!

    For us it was spending some time finding our style then doing some DIY after finding the perfect paint, fabric, wallpaper, tile, ways to hang items, adding shelves, hooks and new hardware.

    Our fifth wheel has a great layout but I hated the dark colors. I love country and shabby chic so I went online for ideas. I found the perfect fabric for the valances and dinette cushions. Yes I redid those by myself with a little help from hubby.

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    Next it was time to paint. Bruce took down all the cabinet doors then took the hardware off. It took me a little while to find the perfect color because I wanted a paint that was easy to use, would go on in one coat, no stripping of the old paint, no sanding or priming.

    It took me about two weekends to do our dining, living room and kitchen areas. I was working pretty much full time at a very busy RV park so couldn’t do it all at once. That paint is really amazing. It is very easy to put on, looks fantastic and is holding up very well to our full-time lifestyle. I did apply a clear sealer over all surfaces so that I could wipe down any spills.

    Then I found some easy peel and stick wallpaper for the dinette area. It looks like wood but in a lighter color and I love how simple and quick it was to install. It really made the whole dining room pop!

    Our kitchen is nice but only had a small back splash. I really wanted tile for looks first then of course ease of cleaning. I found some that was simple to install. Just peel and stick.

    You can do this. Just go for it! Leave comments and photos of your DIY!!

    Are You as Sick of The Trump Russia Show as I am?

    Did Russia meddle in the election? Did they do it?
    Did Trump do it or have knowledge of it? Did Trump have an affair and pay to hush it up?

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    Here is a thought. I don’t care. It’s over, let’s move on to much more important work.

    Military Pay
    Healthcare
    Homelessness
    Government Overspending
    Pay for Teachers
    Immigration
    Lower Pay for Government Officials
    Our Soldiers deserve much higher pay than any politician. When they are fighting for our security and can barely keep a decent roof over their families heads and food in the kitchen, it’s a disgrace. At the same time that politicians are doing nothing and getting paid outrageous salaries!

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    Healthcare, well that is a whole other subject that as the richest country in the world we should not have to deal with not having a great system.
    The administration hasn’t done one thing to help get people off the streets into homes and jobs, not just give another donation to charities. We try to help every time we go out, either with money or food but wish we could do a lot more.

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    Overspending. We all know what a joke government spending is. For instance, recently on the news is how much Trump’s military parade is going to cost $12 Million dollars!! What? How about you take that money and make some soldiers or teachers lives easier!
    Teachers are one of our best hopes for the future of our children and put up with so much. Let’s get them paid what they are worth!

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    Immigration, well that is a joke these days. So much needs to be fixed not just add another band-aid.
    Politicians should be paid reasonable wages, have term limits and actually do their jobs. They should not be making hundreds of thousands of dollars for doing nothing.
    What do you think? Did I miss anything?

    Surprising Ways Campers Take Care of Camphosts!

    We are currently camp-hosting at a very large park. Over 1300 spaces! Yes I said 1300! So every day is busy and tiring. Especially in 95% heat. We clean spaces and fire-pits, deal with camper issues and concerns, about 6 hours per day and it is hot, dirty and thirsty work.

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    As we travel the campground we meet many different people. Most are wonderful, friendly and fun. Some aren’t but that is OK. We try to take care of all their needs no matter the attitude.

    On our journey every day we are offered plenty of food and water. That is so appreciated. A hot dog, hamburger and a bottle of ice cold water is very welcome. Some very nice people from Canada twice a day gave us home made smoked meats, cheese and fruit trays! We have also gotten cash tips for helping folks put up tents, direct them into their space and other issues.

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    We also find change left for us on the picnic tables. Not much but it all adds up. They also leave their cans and bottles for us to recycle. We often average about $50 a week extra with all these perks.

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    Do you get tips from campers? Do you tip or feed Camp-hosts where you stay? Have you ever even thought about it?

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