Making food easy while away.
With a smaller kitchen than what you might be used to, and less appliances, it can be tricky to create the perfect dinner for the family. Thanks to decades of experience with Perth caravan supplies, we’ve picked up some useful tips and tricks along the way. The best part? Every option can be modified to suit your supplies while on the road.
- Anything precooked and vacuumed sealed
Think of all your favourite mid-week meals you have at home – curries, pasta bake, and casseroles are all perfect options to cook before you leave and enjoy throughout your trip. The vacuumed seal means they can’t be contaminated and can be easily stored in the freezer. Depending on the exact content of your meals, they may even be able to last up to six months if sealed and frozen properly. This makes them a great option for longer caravan trips too.
- Dry pasta and jar sauce
This classic one pot meal is very easy to recreate on the road. Not only does it just require one stove top, making it an obvious choice for while you’re on the road, but any dry pasta and sauce you pick up from the supermarket will have a long expiry (and most local delis on the road will store basic jar sauce). You won’t need any special caravan supplies for this one, all you’ll need to add is the boiling water to cook it. Easy!
Rice and mince can be easily cooked in a pan over the stove, and you’ll be able to quickly and easily heat the wraps in the oven. If you’re on the lookout for ways to get more veggies into your kids’ diet, burritos are also an excellent choice. Corn, capsicum and mushrooms can all easily be added into the mince to make the meal even more delicious and nutritious. For all you veggos, swap the mince for tinned beans – filling, nutritious and cheap to stock up on.
Nachos are an absolute crowd pleaser and better yet, they’re quick and easy to cook in the oven or over a campfire. All you’ll need are some corn chips, refried beans, salsa sauce and cheese. From there, just add whatever takes your fancy – olives, corn or even some chicken. Get the kids involved and get creative with your toppings (who knows, you may get away with sneaking a veggie or two in there).
- Bean soup
Bean soup is a great option for camping because it’s so quick and easy, while also making use of a lot of long-life foods. All you’ll need to start is a can of bean mix (choose whichever one you like best, or happen to have on hand), a tin of diced tomatoes and approximately two cups of water or stock. From here, you can add whatever you like. It’s a good opportunity to use up some leftovers you have such as veggies or leftover mince from your burrito night.
Having even just a few simple caravan supplies when you leave Perth will make eating on your road trip as easy as can be. Come into Caravaland for the very best advice and to make sure you get the best out of your upcoming trip.