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Old 09-24-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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Best Kitchen Time Savers

Okay let's start a thread of kitchen time savers.

Here is my first entry:

Costco sells Hormell precooked bacon. It comes in like a giant three pound resealable bag. This saves SO MUCH TIME! Plop a few strips in the microwave, set for 30 seconds and there you go! No mess. No problems.

What is your kitchen time saver?
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:23 PM   #2
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Okay let's start a thread of kitchen time savers.

Here is my first entry:

Costco sells Hormell precooked bacon. It comes in like a giant three pound resealable bag. This saves SO MUCH TIME! Plop a few strips in the microwave, set for 30 seconds and there you go! No mess. No problems.

What is your kitchen time saver?
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:42 PM   #3
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Sams Club sells instant hashbrown. Put 1 cup of them in a plastic zipper bag. when ready to use add 1 cup of hot water from the Kurig. In the time it takes to heat the frying npan the hashbrowns are ready to add.
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We do a few different things now when its just my wife and I camping and we don't want to spend a bunch of time prepping and cooking while camping. One is a breakfast bake made in advance with hash browns, sausage , peppers, sour cream and cheese. Two is Hormel beef stew. Its easy and good for those cool nights. Jack Daniels pulled pork or chicken is easy. We either crock pot it or just warm it in microwave. Last is quesadillas over camp fire or grille with canned chicken for the meat. We have everything pre done and in bags and just throw it on the tortilla shells and wrap in foil. Throw it on the grill for a few minutes on each side and its done
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I still like a hot skillet, corn beef hash and few eggs and some Whiskey. Doesn't take long to have a nice breakfast.
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I still like a hot skillet, corn beef hash and few eggs and some Whiskey. Doesn't take long to have a nice breakfast.
Does it need to be processed in that order?
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there are quite a few really good dehydrated foods that are quick to make. I think that dehydrated mashed potatoes are pretty good today, far better than they were a few years ago.

Build water in the microwave and add the potatoes. Make them creamier by adding sour cream or some half and half.

We like to add some garlic salt to ours.
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Idahoan Baby Red Mashed Potatoes at Sam's or Costco. Boil some water in your microwave, add the dried potatoes, add a little garlic salt, and butter (I like to add a little sour cream if I have nay around) and you have yourself mashed potatoes for four in under 5 minutes.

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Just being the contrarian...


I enjoy cooking and don't get enough 'kitchen time' the rest of the year. So when we slow down while camping, I am not looking for shortcuts.


Give me the time to boil the water and the exactly 7 minutes for the coffee to perk. Toast on the stove, pasta to boiled to al dente, sauces simmered properly, baking the full time, filling the trailer with delicious odors....


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We stock up on cold cuts for zero effort lunches (and dinners). But I prefer to take a couple of hours to prepare something nice.


Our last trip up included a get-together of the site owners. My covered dish contribution was a baked ziti. Built totally in the TT while boondocking!
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I love to cook too..but after a day hiking, or exploring, I am too pooped to cook for 5 or 6...

I try yo avoid "hotdogs" or hamburgers and chips every night...hahaha
That is why I thought getting some ideas to save time would be a good topic..

If it were just me and DW then I would take my time...
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