Hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day. Ours was very enjoyable spent with great friends and thankfully very few fireworks as it scares the animals. I can’t believe summer is already on the downhill slide! It is my favorite time of year and oh how we love the fresh fruit in Washington where we are able to buy it direct from the fields and farms so it is picked ripe and fresh. Sadly the berry season has ended except for blueberries. But we are still getting lots of fresh cherries, nectarines and peaches.
And it’s Corn On the Cob Season in Some Areas…this is a great tip. I do it all the time but be careful as it is really hot coming out of the microwave. http://tiphero.com/trick-to-remove-corn-husks/? I use this silicone Oven Mitt which is good up to 600 degrees. $14.00 On Sale Until 8-1-2016 for only $10.00 while supplies last.
Also ON SALE for summer. Mesh Picnic Food Covers. $2.50 each or 2 for $5.00 while supplies last or until 8-1-2016. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=37&product_id=140
I loved this tip about how to make the chocolate chip cookies YOU like the best.
Everyone seems to like their cookies differently. I like mine soft, rounded and chewy, while others like them crisp and flat. This is the Ultimate guide to making them just like you like. http://www.handletheheat.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Another Important TIP: If You Have Norton Virus Protection you NEED to read this article. http://www.moneytalksnews.com/feds-warn-very-serious-flaws-popular-anti-virus-software/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=email-2016-07-08-pm&utm_medium=email
This is a very interesting set of articles. The Death of the RV Industry. I don’t know how many of you get the online newsletter RV Daily Report written by Greg Gerber. He is writing a series of articles on this and thought some of you may be interested. We as customers of RV’s can certainly understand much of what he is saying. http://rvdailyreport.com/category/opinion/
Another Great Tip from Jillee Great Ways to Extend the Life of Products. http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2016/07/201607frugal-ways-to-extend-the-life-of-your-stuff-html.html?
Don’t Get Ripped Off. A great article from RV Life Magazine. http://rvlife.com/ripped-off-by-mechanics-dentists/
Five Must Know Tips if you have Slide Outs. Most of us have slide-outs anymore and here is some good information to remember from Rving how. http://rving.how/5-must-know-slide-tips/
Two Yummy Recipes I tried while camping with friends and the tools I used to make and serve them.
1 13 oz. can pumpkin, 1 cup Philadelphia cream cheese, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8th teaspoon nutmeg. I mixed everything together with the fiskie and served in a collapsible bowl. I served it with graham crackers and granny smith apple slices. This makes a lot so you may want to make a half a batch, depending on how many you are serving.
1 ripe avocado, juice of half a lime, 2 teaspoons shelled sunflower seeds, sea salt to taste. I made a double batch so I used the Salsa Maker, Lemon/lime squeezer, measuring spoons and guacamole bowl to serve it in. I served it with chips.
Both were a huge hit.
GREAT PLACES TO VISIT: Top Nine Cities American’s Are Visiting This Summer. Are you going to New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Jackson Hole, LA, Atlanta, Phoenix, Philadelphia or Dallas? I was surprised that there were so many in the south in the heat of the summer but we are going to Vegas for a convention the first of August (we may be crazy! )
Please pray for the safety of our Law Enforcement and the people of Nice, France.
We hope your journey is filled with many stops on your map!