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Hope this is in the right section,I've spent ages figuring out where to post it.lol.

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What do you all do for dinners while away in the van? We go out occasionally for meals but do tend to cook alot for our evening meal but alot of the things I'd cook at home require much more space than the van offers.

What's your favourite,easy to prepare,caravan dinner?

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BBQ!
no mess, hardly any washing up, no smells in the caravan! Simples!
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when we were away for 2 months in may/june and brand new to cooking in a van (only started vanning last year) we missed sunday lunch at home and found that Tesco's and other well known supermarkets do a ready prepared meal (for two) thinngy consisting of chicken breast/sausage/bacon and stuffing in a silver-foil tray, usually cheaper if you buy two and freeze one. they take up next to no room in the oven which leaves you with room for roast spuds

They do other stuff too which you also only need to add veg to
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I tend to cook the same as at home but will say that the oven in caravan took a bit of getting used to with the heat settings











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Hope this is in the right section,I've spent ages figuring out where to post it.lol.

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What do you all do for dinners while away in the van? We go out occasionally for meals but do tend to cook alot for our evening meal but alot of the things I'd cook at home require much more space than the van offers.

What's your favourite,easy to prepare,caravan dinner?

Niki x
try giving a clue to what you normally like to cook/eat and I'm sure you will get hint's and tips about alternatives
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I tend to cook the same as at home but will say that the oven in caravan took a bit of getting used to with the heat settings
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Your not kidding I don't cook with gas at home and I still haven't worked out just how you tell when the oven is up to temperature in the caravan

Years of boating on the Broads don't help either as we always used to moor outside a Pub each day so only ever did a morning fry up on the boat
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Slow cooker, lots of curries, chillis, stews, pasta sauces, etc. So easy prepare it in the morning, leave it cooking all day and when we get back just need to cook the rice/ pasta/spuds.
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I cook all sorts at home, but while on holiday it's nice to relax about cooking!
As someones quite rightly mentioned, BBQ's are fantastic.. we are yet to buy one for the caravan though!
I tend to buy things like packet pasta (with sauce), Flavoured rices, vegetables are easy to prepare and cook like brocolli, potatos, I certainly wouldn't buy anything challenging or something that requires a lot of cooking because for me, it's a chance to get away from slaving in the kitchen!

Hope thats helped

Do you have a microwave with the van?
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Oooh i never thought of a slow cooker....
And unfortunately we don't have a microwave either.

We tend to have a fry up/sausage sarnie in the mornings and then a light lunch whilst out. This year is the first time both kids will be eating with us so i may invest in a little BBQ(never bothered when it was only the two of us eating).

At home we like all things mince (i always manage a bolognaise when in the van),creamy chicken, stir fry,toad in the hole,pizza's. Everything actually lol
I may just have to relax where the kids are concerned and get lots of pre prepared stuff in.

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Just wait till you come on one of our meets and see what is on offer food wise will make your mouth water (well it does mine) i usually do roast pork with crackling and often do a nice leg of lamb but at the last meet i did honey roast ham for a change and that's just from me others do some fantastic dishes that will complement each other, Phill and Glo will do dishes from other parts of the world and always hit the spot....

OH i'm getting hungry now just thinking about them








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