Glad you came back to visit and hope you are finding these recipes delicious and helpful.
I thought I would give you my ideas on small appliances in the RV. Of course, we all have coffee pots, my favorite is the Kuerig because of the convenience of the one cup system. But, what about other items, such as a large mixer, small mixer, blender, chopper, slow cooker and bread maker?
I really use mine a lot. It depends on what you cook and how often you cook and if you bake a lot. I find it very convenient and practical from mashing potatoes to making zucchini bread. I guess it depends on your storage space. I have a Sunbeam so it is not quite as large as a Kitchen-Aid which helps. It really get used during the holidays and I really would not be without it. I do not have a small hand mixer.
I use the chopper constantly. Too lazy to chop by hand sometimes. I paid $5.00 for a small one at Kohl's 9 years ago and it is still going. Noticed they are $7.98 now. Believe me that is all you need. Blender is a luxury. We use ours occasionally.
Love it, Love it, Love it. There is not much else to say. :) It is one of the most convenient things out there so I really suggest this. It is so nice to put everything in there and know dinner will be done when you get home from volunteering or exploring. So, #1 suggestion.
I love my bread maker. I debated for a few years rather or not to get one and now would not trade it. I am always experimenting and coming up with new bread recipes or revamping old ones. Lets face it, there is nothing like the taste and smell of fresh bread. So much better than store bought. I like the fact you can put everything in there, push the button and go away. When you come home, the aroma makes your mouth water. The machine keeps the bread warm for you.
Hope this helps. All depends on space. Keith and I took out our dining table and chairs and replaced it with a buffet that has a leaf on top which folds out to make an eating counter. We then bought 2 pretty folding bar stools and we were set. The buffet has tons of storage, wine rack and storage bins. Love it!
Here are some recipes I have tried. Hope you like them and please let me know.
- 1 lb chicken breast cooked and shredded
- 1 15 oz can corn
- 1 1/2 15 oz diced tomatoes drained
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 cup onion chopped optional
- 1 small can diced green chilis
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. pepper
- monterey jack cheese, shredded
- corn tortillas for chip topping we cut and fried corn tortillas
- avocados cubed
- Cook and shred (or cube) chicken.
- Add all the ingredients, except the cheese, corn tortilla strips and avocados to your crock pot. Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 3-4 hours).
- Add cheese just before serving.
- To make this soup extra delicious, add some crunchy tortilla strips. Slice up corn tortillas with a pizza cutter. Flash Fry in hot oil and sprinkle on top of your soup. Add cubed avocados to dished up soup.
Here is the treat, an Almond Joy Cheesecake. It is incredible and so flavorful. I apologize, I cannot remember where I got the recipe. Been making it for a while. It looks like a lot more work than it is and even so, it is worth it. This will be a big hit I promise.