Going away for Christmas is a way to make the holiday extra special for your family and loved ones.
No matter where you choose as your destination, the festive break is bound to be full of memories that you’ll treasure.
When it comes to Christmas, there are some traditions that you don’t want to change. Although it’s easy to bring presents with you and unwrap them together, Christmas dinner is a little more difficult inside a motorhome or caravan.
To help make your day as magical as it should be, we’ve put together our top five tips for cooking Christmas dinner in your motorhome.
Preparation is key.
If you’re heading out a day or two before Christmas, you have the perfect opportunity to prep some food in advance.
Whether you want to cook the whole turkey in advance or just some of the trimmings, any food that will just need some reheating will make a massive difference on the day.
If you’re on a long Christmas holiday, this isn’t always possible.
Even if you can’t prepare food in advance, you need to plan for your Christmas meal. Make a list of what you want to cook, where you’ll cook it and how long it needs. With everything planned, you can ensure that nothing gets forgotten about or neglected on the big day.
There’s no denying that home cooked meals are the best.
Yet, when you’re facing space restrictions, you may want to consider getting a helping hand by buying some foods pre-prepared.
Whatever trimmings you want on your dinner, remember to buy smart. In motorhomes and caravans, less will always be more.
Don’t overload with food that you don’t have the room to cook.
Stick to the essentials and taking helping hands when it’s offered. You’ll be thankful when it comes to Christmas day.
Size up your space
Think about the space that you have, before you buy your ingredients.
This is particularly true when it comes to the turkey. We know that it’s tempting to buy the biggest turkey that you can find and use the left overs in a variety of dishes, including curry, soup or sandwiches.
Unfortunately, motorhomes just don’t have the space for big turkeys.
Don’t waste your money on food that you don’t have the space to cook. Size up your space first, then buy.
Even if you have to downgrade to a turkey crown or even a different meat, it’s better to cook something than be disappointed on the day.
Think beyond the oven.
When space is an issue, it’s time to think outside the box. What other ways do you have to cook food?
If you have a barbeque or grill, try cooking your turkey here. Not only will this give your turkey a delicious smoked flavour that you will never get in the oven, it will also free up space to cook your roast potatoes, vegetables or trimmings elsewhere.
If needed, you can also pack extra cooking utensils and items with you, such as portable hobs and hot plates, slow cookers or even Dutch ovens, which are capable of cooking almost any Christmas dish.
Don’t be afraid to break tradition
We all love a turkey dinner at Christmas. Yet, sometimes it might be a great idea to break tradition with something new.
Making an easier, but equally tasty meal, will take the stress out of cooking on the big day, giving you more time to enjoy with your family.
If you wanted to, you could even head over to a nearby restaurant that’s open for the holiday and let someone else take care of the cooking.
No matter what you do for your Christmas meal, the holiday is bound to be special inside your motorhome.
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