Are you spending Thanksgiving in your new or used RV? We can help make your family gathering fun and memorable. Check out our RV tips for Thanksgiving in your RV below!
Think Outside the Oven
Oven space is a hot commodity on Turkey Day, and RV kitchens typically have smaller ovens. Free up oven space the day-of by pre-baking desserts the day before, preparing the turkey or ham in a slow cooker, and utilizing the range burners on your cooktop to keep side dishes warm. If it’s not too chilly out and you still need extra space, you can also make use of the cooktop on your RV’s outdoor kitchen.
Look for Ways to Make it Memorable
One of my family’s mottos growing up was, “A new tradition every year!” While this may seem to contradict what a tradition is in the first place, we repeated it as a way to always look for opportunities to make whatever we were doing special and memorable. We stumbled into experiences that ended up being favorite traditions that we did repeat every year.
If you’re spending Thanksgiving in your RV, you can also look for ways to make the day fun and special, even if it doesn’t look like a “traditional” gathering. Grab one of those tablecloths that kids (of all ages!) can color and spread it out for the grandkids while you wait for dinner to be ready. Kick on the Thanksgiving Day Parade in your RV’s living room and set out snacks and appys. Or check to see if a local food bank or shelter is taking volunteers to help serve Thanksgiving dinners.
Make it Truly Yours
One of the reasons the holidays seem so stressful and demanding is that there always seem to be expectations that the big day look, feel, and taste a certain way. There’s no rule that says your Thanksgiving feast has to look like a magazine cover (and let’s face it…it doesn’t look that way for most of us!). This is really a day about spending time with those you love and want to spend time with. So, make it uniquely yours. Want to swap the turkey and pumpkin pie for ribeye steaks and raspberry cheesecake? Do it! The point is that you’re able to enjoy gathering with loved ones.