Tips and Ideas from RV Space Savers

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Well here it is mid-June and it’s been 2 weeks since I last sent out a newsletter!  Thinking I am retired, I am wondering where all the time goes.  Maybe instead of being RETIRED, I am just tired! 🙂  Love the much simpler life of living in an RV, not so much house to clean or yard to take care of which gives us time for lots of other things (maybe too many)!  Still on my summer “to-do” list is new sheers for all the windows and deep clean the carpet.  I was hoping to maybe start some wall painting and tiling in the bathroom but with the way the summer is stacking up, not sure we will get to that.  But anytime we can meet and visit with friends or our family, that will always come first.

We had a wonderful time at the Good Sam Sambroee and have made so many friends there that it is just like old home week to us.  The attendance was way down and they are working hard to come up with ideas to  bring new members to the rally.  While visitng with my friend Danise who is always so good about sending in tips and ideas, she suggested that once in a while I do a recipe and list the products we sell that I use while making them so a “Shout Out” to Danise as this will be my first…thanks for the idea Danise.  See recipe below.

Today we are traveling to Albany, Oregon for the Northwest FMCA Rally.

Northwest FMCA Rally

Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new.  If you’re attending the rally please stop by and say hello.  http://www.fmcanw.org/pages/rallies.html.  I will be giving two different seminars on Space Saving Tips and Ideas…one on Friday and the other Saturday morning.  Beautiful drive as always down the I-5 corridor.

I have been saving lots of tips I have read that I thought were worth sharing.

TIP:  With berry season well under way in the northern states I thought this was a timely tip.  3 Berries to Wash Right Away (well NOT wash).  http://www.thekitchn.com/3-berries-to-wash-right-away-and-3-you-never-should.  Be sure to store them in your Produce Keepers.  https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=63

Produce Keeper

TIP # 2    I thought these easy tips were great reminders to us all.  Great tips for easy kitchen cleanup.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/nataliebrown/7-easy-kitchen-cleaning-ideas-youll-actually-want-to-try?

TIP #3  We love fresh pineapple but disappointing when you get it home and it’s not sweet or ripe.  I sure will be trying this tip.

Pineapple

Sweeten that Pineapple  http://tiphero.com/pineapple-preservation/?utm_source=Tip+Hero+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c484c5ae66-TH_NL_508_06_07_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5665396f02-c484c5ae66-1216341.

TIP #4  11 Household Hacks Worth Knowing except the shower curtain rings for scarves (do not hang your scarves with shower curtain rings…it can and will snag them).  There are inexpensive scarf hangers on the market.  https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=137

Scarf hanger

http://tiphero.com/11-clever-household-hacks/?utm_source=Tip+Hero+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c484c5ae66-TH_NL_508_06_07_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5665396f02-c484c5ae66-1216341

Tip #5  RV Etiquette  http://blog.rvinsurance.com/rv-park-etiquette-10-ways-to-keep-the-peace/.  A great reminder to us all.

Tip #6  RV Pizza  http://www.explorerrv.com/tips-on-RV-travel/bid/207212/Recipe-Pizza-on-the-Grill. It works great to cook it on this Grill Racket . https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=37&product_id=149

Grill Racket

Pizza on the Grill

Thought this recipe sounded good plus easy.  We do Mexican Pizza’s on the grill using the grill racket and steak tacos.  Sure cuts down on the mess and meat falling through the grill.

Mexican Pizza

Brown 1 # ground beef with 1/2 cup chopped onions (I use 1.2 tsp onion powder).

Add 1 tsp. of each of the following spices:  chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, paprika, salt & pepper to taste.  Adjust these all to your own liking.  Stir until well blended.  I add 1/2 cup water and let simmer on low until all the moisture is absorbed.

To one 15 oz. can of refried beans add the same spices as above only using 1/2 tsp.  Add a little water and simmer, stirring frequently.

Use either corn or fried flour shells.  Top each with meat then beans and sprinkle with shredded Mexican 4 Blend Cheese.  Put on Grill Racket and cook over low heat until the cheese is melted.  We open up the racket so we can cook 2 at a time.  Remove from grill.  Serve with chopped tomatoes, onions, guacamole, shredded lettuce, sour cream and your favorite taco sauce.  So easy and can make everything ahead and assemble at dinner time.  ENJOY!

Tools we use to make this recipe:  Grill Racket; Safety knives; Avocado tool; Tomato tool; Salsa Maker (use to chop onions and make guacamole); magnetic measuring spoons; storage bowls for serving. You can find them all at www.rvspacesavers.com.

 

 

Great Places to Visit:  3 Idaho Ghost Towns   

Silver City, ID

http://blog.goodsam.com/ghost-towns-idaho?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WoodallsBlog+%28Good+Sam+Camping+Blog%29.  We love poking around old ghost towns.  Just be sure not to enter any buildings as they are unsafe and if it is in the summer just a warning…rattlesnakes love to hide in cool places. 🙁

We love hearing from you.  Please contact us at rvspaceavers@gmail.com.  Please let us know if you try the recipe and if you have one you would like to share.  Would also love photos of you using RV Space Savers products.

Wherever your travels take you…enjoy the journey.   Remember only you hold the map.