The process required of new RVers before they can officially become RV owners is simply exhausting. There are so many motorhomes for sale that the process is more confusing and simply frustrating that it needs to be. Experts advise that keeping things simple and having clear priorities before getting started will alleviate the problem, but no matter how prepared a new RVer might be, many are still tired once they’re driving off the lot in their new recreational vehicle.
What’s the proper response when someone has approached something overwhelming and succeeded in achieving his or her goal? Throw a party, of course. In the case of successfully navigating through all the motorhomes for sale and eventually closing the deal on a new RV, success definitely calls for an RV party. Invite the family and friends and max out your RV’s ability to entertain right there before you even take the road.
It will provide the opportunity to use the kitchen and try out some recipes as well as come to terms with the space you have available and the various entertainments that you’ll have on hand when in the motorhome away from home. Try this recommended big group meal plan and celebrate!
Grilled Chicken, Steak, Bratwursts and Veggies: Who says you have to serve one item. This is a party. Purchase a variety pack of various meats at the local grocery store along with a versatile seasoning (to keep things simple you can season both chicken and steak with Tony Chacere’s or Lawry’s). Bratwurst is best left alone; it doesn’t take well to additional seasonings. You can even purchase skewers and a variety of favorite vegetables. Use the very same seasonings (or an old favorite) and place them on the grill. Tip: watch closely. Grilling a variety means different cooking times.
Cooler Corn: Place a couple dozen (or more) ears of corn in a cooler. Pour boiling water over them until they are covered and close the lid securely. Corn will be perfectly cooked within a half hour. Season to taste.
Smores: Depending on the situation at hand, Smores can be made over the campfire (preferable) or using the broiler in any conventional oven. Basic Smores composition involves a melted marshmallow placed alongside a piece of Hershey’s chocolate between two halves of a graham cracker. For veterans, try the extra big marshmallows available in some grocery store seasonal sections. Tip for Smores makers using the broiler: place a graham cracker half on a cookie sheet. Top it with chocolate (1-3 squares depending on preference) and top that with the marshmallow. Broil until the marshmallow is golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and place the second graham cracker half on top.
Don’t forget the drinks and paper goods.
Entertainment will vary depending upon the group at hand, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to hold a ghost story contest with the scariest story winning the right to come along on the first road trip. This works best when there’s an opportunity to light a campfire and sit around it on semi uncomfortable logs with rustling bushes lining the backs of participants, but every situation will vary. Whatever is served and whatever entertainment follows, the point is…it’s a celebration. Enjoy.