Monthly Archives: September 2014

RV Centennial Cookbook Winners!

These folks have won a free autographed copy of the RV Centennial Cookbook.  During the Hershey PA RV Show September 10-14th, 2015 – RV Show attendees who came to visit with me at the Redwood RV display had a chance to sign up for 1 of 10 copies that were being given away.  All of the following individuals have been contacted.

  • Ezell Belton
  • Laurie Reed
  • Kathy Bellum
  • Susan Friedman
  • Edward High
  • Gerry Haggerty
  • Deb Miller
  • Dawn Stevens
  • Kathy Moyer
  • R. Day

Congratulations to the winners of this cookbook ‘Give-A-Way’ – Sponsored by: REDWOOD RV – Residential 5th Wheel Vehicles

Photos from the 2014 Hershey RV Show

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Cheeseburger Soup

IngredientsCheeseburger Soup

1 pound ground beef, 1 cup chopped onion

1 cup shredded carrots, 1 cup diced celery

1-1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

4 tablespoons butter, divided, 3 cups chicken broth

4 cups peeled and diced potatoes, ¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 cups of Velveeta processed cheese cubed

1½ cups milk, ¾ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper, ¼ cup sour cream

Instructions

Brown the ground beef in 3 quart saucepan. Drain and set aside.

In the same saucepan add 1 tbsp. butter and add onion, shredded carrots, parsley flakes, basil and celery.  Sauté until tender.

Add the broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

In small skillet melt remaining butter (3 tbsp.) and add the flour. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.

Until next time….. Happy RVing!

Cheeseburger Soup

 


Caring for the RV Galley Tank / Grey Tank

The grey water tank which holds water from the RV kitchen is often referred to as the ‘Galley Tank’. In some of today’s floor plans, a large amount of water is in demand for the clothes washer, dishwasher, shower, bathroom and kitchen sinks. Because of this demand, the  RV manufacturer will place a second grey water tank on board which will divide out the water usage, leaving the kitchen grey water to be called ‘Grey Tank 2’ or ‘Galley Tank’.  All manufacturers are not the same so please refer to your monitor panel for specific names used.

Follow these rules for keeping your galley tank healthy:

  • Keep plenty of paper towels on hand. Wiping out soiled pots and pans before washing will keep food particles from accidentally going down the drain.  Be aware that many foods contain oils that will eventually clog your kitchen drain.
  • Never pour hot or cold grease/oil down your drains.  My favorite way to dispose of hot oil is to first cool slightly, and then pour into an empty can or left over empty container/bottle then cap tightly closed. Once cooled completely, place in the trash can.
  • Use natural cleaners like white vinegar or baking soda to keep your family and RV kitchen plumbing safe.
  • Keep your galley tank clear of grease build-up and organic sludge by dropping in a dissolving deodorizer tablet(s). These can be purchased at most all RV supply stores.  Continue to use these tablets to keep the galley and grey water lines open, flowing and odor-free.

Happy RVing – Lady E Cooper

Caring for the RV Galley Tank / Grey Tank

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