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Old 11-03-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving in the Retromobile?

Ya'll I am struggling with this one. We have a child in medical isolation and we are having Thanksgiving in the airstream camping in Arkansas. This seems a little ....simple, but anyone see a way to make a Thanksgiving dinner? I am up for creativity.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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You have an oven do you not? There are some stores and resturants that have Thanksgiving in a box all you have to do it keep it warm or heat it back up. You can buy a turkey on Thanksgiving day already cooked. You got a microwave?

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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we cooked a complete dinner in dutch ovens and rain last year and plan to do that again this year....even more people want to come to dinner with us now :-)) Kroger, Luby cafeteria, Cracker Barrel all offer precooked dinners if you don't want the hassel....I too am in Arkansas so hope it all works out for you....glogeo
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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You can purchase a turkey breast rather than the whole turkey and make the fixings to go with it.

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Ya'll I am struggling with this one. We have a child in medical isolation and we are having Thanksgiving in the airstream camping in Arkansas. This seems a little ....simple, but anyone see a way to make a Thanksgiving dinner? I am up for creativity.
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I would buy the basics already cooked and add what I wanted. Good luck with it all and have fun!
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This is an easy way to prepare a turkey:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ket-46745.html

Wishing your child a quick recovery.

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If you're not focused on turkey specifically, this might be a good year for a nice ham as the main protein. That would let you focus on cooking the rest of the meal with the limited space available in the oven/on the stovetop.
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Thanksgiving in the Retromobile?

I don't know how practical my idea is, but we have been considering something similar for either our Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. My thoughts have been along the following:

In a small, Nesco Roaster, my plan is to start with a Butterball Turkey Breast Roast (about 4 pounds) . . . slow roasted . . . about 90 minutes before serving . . . add carrotts, potatoes, and a few small onions . . . . then about 30 minutes before serving . . . . add Stove Top Stuffing and a little extra broth for moisture.

In a slow cooker, the night before, my old family recipe for candied sweet potatoes. . . . 4-pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled, and sliced approximately 1/4" thick. Start with 1/2-cup hot water and 4 tablespoons sweet sorghum mixed in bottom of crock . . . place generous layer of sweet potatoes in bottom of crock . . . sprinkle a tablespoon of 50/50 mix of brown and granular sugars and dot with 2 teaspoons of butter . . . . add another layer of sweet potatoes . . . mix 1/2-cup hot water and 4 tablespoons sweet sorghum and pour over layer . . . repeat process until all sweet potatoes have been placed in pot . . . . add enough of the hot water/sorghum mixture to cover potatoes and sprinke two or three teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice on top . . . . slow cook on low over-night or for six to eight hours . . . potatoes will be tender and very sweet.

I am trying to refrain from too many complexities given the limited meal preparation area in either of our coaches.

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:52 PM   #9
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Wishing you and your family a very special Thanksgiving. Whatever you prepare, I hope it's extra special. Good Luck
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Make all the sidedishes in your oven & on your stovetop then cook your turkey in a fryer outdoors...YUM!

As for us, we're doing something "a little different" this year...

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Have fun, we did that a few years ago, but not on Thanksgiving.

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Make all the sidedishes in your oven & on your stovetop then cook your turkey in a fryer outdoors...YUM!

As for us, we're doing something "a little different" this year...

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We are doing the same thing this year at the beach. Each year I cook the turkey in one of those Ronco Routiserre Set it and Forget it. I love this thing. 15# turkey cooked in 2 hours and you dont have to touch it til it is done. I use it all year in the house. We are just taking it along for the trip. Biscuits in the oven, mashed potatoes, homemade gravy and veggies on the gas range.

2.5 hours start to finish and all is done.

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We will also be cooking our Thanksgiving dinner while camping, I plan on making all the sides beforehand and stopping at a grocery store on the way to pick up a rotisserie turkey breast or chicken (already cooked) and just warm up sides in microwave at the campsite. This will be our 1st Turkey Day while camping and Im uber excited, how bout you?
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