Well all you RVer’s…did you spend some time at the RV Show in Quartzsite? We have been a couple of times but probably won’t ever go back. And with the weather being so nasty this year, I’m sure it was pretty miserable for the vendors. Sadly like much of the rest of the RV industry attendance was down in Quartzsite and the WHMA Rally in Indio, CA. As Rver’s, whether living in your RV, snowbirds or weekenders, we need to support things going on in our industry if we expect them to be there in years to come. Organizers and vendors are struggling to make these events cost effective as attendance continues to decline. What would you like to see at these events that could make them better and more desirable to attend? Please let us know your thoughts and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Money saving TIP: If like us, you eat very few potatoes but keep them around, here is a great tip for helping them last. I did not know this but sure will try it. http://www.cuisinivity.com/guide/2013/potato_sprout_031613.php.
Another money saving TIP: Also here is a great way to store fresh herbs to keep them fresh longer.. We love to cook with cilantro and it doesn’t stay fresh very long but this helps it last a little longer. http://www.cuisinivity.com/guide/2014/how-to-keep-fresh-herbs.php
TIP: We all know that potatoes should not be kept in the fridge as it turns the starch to sugar. Here is a list of 5 fruits and veggies that should not be refrigerated. http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_fresh_foods_you_shouldn_t_keep_in_your_refrigerator.
No cook food prep. Homemade bistro box includes egg, almond butter, celery, jicama, carrots, sugar snap peas, apples, blueberries. The perfect snack – with healthy fats, carbs, proteins, and phytonutrients.. Substitute fresh fruit and veggies found at Farmers Markets in the south. Also you can substitute hummus for the almond butter in some. My daughter makes these all the time and they are so good and also easy to take along in a small cooler if you are going out sightseeing.
This week I made a huge pot of Lentil Soup (a recipe I have shared before) and a Norwegian Mountain Bread to take to my daughter and her husband. Space Saver items I used the most this week: The Salsa Maker(my most used item); 3 qt. bowl; small fiske; chop n’ stir; paring knives; measuring cups and spoons; microwave mat; and 14 cup expandable food storage container. Find them all here: https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=35.
Great Places to Visit: Giant Springs State Park Great Falls, MT
Home to the world’s largest freshwater spring & the Rainbow Dam, this park offers 2 miles of trails. Its water has a constant temperature of 54 °F (12 °C) and originates from snowmelt in the Little Belt Mountains, 60 miles (97 km) away. According to chlorofluorocarbon dating, the water takes 50 years to travel underground before returning to the surface at the springs according to the placard at the state park. So worth a stop on your way through Montana. We visited several years ago and plan to go back in late May. http://stateparks.mt.gov/giant-springs/.
Until next time a beautiful quote about your journey with you holding that map!