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Old 08-13-2010, 07:23 PM   #15
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Is square better than round space wise? how do they travel? do you have to use protective measures, like towels or bubble wrap? I am a total novice at this. Our first TT ever!!
I like the square shape very well. Fits in the drawers great. I also get a lot of use from the smaller plates that the Corelle set has, the 8 "lunch" plate. They are break resistant (3 year warranty) so good for traveling. I line my shelves and drawers and separate pieces with something like this: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...on-liners/6901. I get it even cheaper at the local dollar store. It also shows up in the tool section for lining tool boxes. It also makes good place mats, keeps the plates from scooting on the tabletop.

Be sure to also check out fr8shaker's thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f314...ing-60248.html. Great bunch of stuff in her Amazon list too.

My sympathies to the son with the food allergies. The only thing that gives me problems is mushrooms, and even that makes dining out difficult. I can imagine how difficult it is for him.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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Most of the above, and screw-together, round, plastic craft organizers you can get at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc. Good for spices and seasonings, also a few safety pins, paper clips, rubber bands, etc.---all those things you need once in awhile.

The Container Store has something called packet-pockets, which can be mounted on kitchen cabinet walls for all manner of things. Mounted, they take small things off the base of limited cabinet space, making your cabinet more space efficient and easier to find things. They come with double stick tape, but don't trust it to hold up under road vibrations. The Container store also has very lightweight but soft plastic kitchen storage containers of all sizes.

I splurged on a set of nesting silicone measuring cups and of bowls, which crush a bit to fit into cabinets and make NO noise in travel. They can be used for mixing and in the microwave.

Plastic bags in several sizes for storing things without packaging and Ziploc Zip n Steam bags are essentials for us for storing, freezing and reheating leftovers. Bags take up only the space of what's in them.

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My sympathies to the son with the food allergies. The only thing that gives me problems is mushrooms, and even that makes dining out difficult. I can imagine how difficult it is for him.
He's been allergic since he was an infant to most of those, so for him it's normal. Unlike people who get the allergies when they are older, then suddenly you can't have the thing you love.

Let me just add shelf liners to my list, that is a must have!
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Let me just add shelf liners to my list, that is a must have!
Just about everything I have for the kitchen besides the Corelle Simple Lines dishes is red. I got red oval Corning bakeware a few pieces at a time at the local grocery. One weekly special at a time. I like the way the black shelf liner looks with the white with black lines as well as the red. The black liner is the toolbox liner version from the hardware part of the store. Browns, tans, and other colors come from the kitchen section.
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Most of the above, and screw-together, round, plastic craft organizers you can get at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc. Good for spices and seasonings, also a few safety pins, paper clips, rubber bands, etc.---all those things you need once in awhile.

The Container Store has something called packet-pockets, which can be mounted on kitchen cabinet walls for all manner of things. Mounted, they take small things off the base of limited cabinet space, making your cabinet more space efficient and easier to find things. They come with double stick tape, but don't trust it to hold up under road vibrations. The Container store also has very lightweight but soft plastic kitchen storage containers of all sizes.

I splurged on a set of nesting silicone measuring cups and of bowls, which crush a bit to fit into cabinets and make NO noise in travel. They can be used for mixing and in the microwave.

Plastic bags in several sizes for storing things without packaging and Ziploc Zip n Steam bags are essentials for us for storing, freezing and reheating leftovers. Bags take up only the space of what's in them.

Have fun!

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No container store in OK... not the entire state. DFW is the closest and that's over 100 miles away...hmmm.. might be time to "visit" some friends. i looked online for the packet-pockets they didn't have anything by that name. I did however add the plastic bags and measuring bowls/spoons to my list.
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Oh! There's another thing! We took the bottom shelf out of the frig...you know, the one with the the cut-out for a gallon milk jug (if that's the way your frig is set up...we have a 19' Bambi). Then we put in a 3-drawer plastic Sterilite craft organizer (I guess that's what you'd call it...9" tall x 9" wide x 9.75" deep) that fits in the bottom of the frig on one side...you can get a lot of stuff in that thing...and then you have the other half of the bottom of the fridge for taller items...plus you have a room on top of it for other tall things. The photos also shows how well Snapware fits into the frig...
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A son with severe food allergies such as eggs, tree nuts, peanuts... with a slight milk allergy. Eating out for us is like the Spanish Inquisition for the waitress... thus we typically eat at places we already know.. sonic, slotzsky's, taco bueno... thus we get really tired of eating out!
Then the travel trailer is a good solution. I raised 4 sons without having to deal with those kinds of challenges.

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Oh! There's another thing! We took the bottom shelf out of the frig...you know, the one with the the cut-out for a gallon milk jug (if that's the way your frig is set up...we have a 19' Bambi). Then we put in a 3-drawer plastic Sterilite craft organizer (I guess that's what you'd call it...9" tall x 9" wide x 9.75" deep) that fits in the bottom of the frig on one side...you can get a lot of stuff in that thing...and then you have the other half of the bottom of the fridge for taller items...plus you have a room on top of it for other tall things. The photos also shows how well Snapware fits into the frig...

Necessity really is the mother of invention! I like your Sterlitie Drawer organizer idea. However, since we don't have a fridge right now, our 39 year old dometic died, I don't know what will work for us.
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Then the travel trailer is a good solution. I raised 4 sons without having to deal with those kinds of challenges.

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It seems that allergies are more common these days. I certainly don't remember any friends with more than seasonal ones. We hope the trailer will take some of the stress out of vacations!
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I will be the first to admit, I am a kitchen gadget junkie. I have at least 2 of most everything in my kitchen. So when we got our A/S I just went through what I had at the house. Also raided our outside patio dishes, bowls, cups and classes, etc. We are a soon to be retired couple, and carry 4 each of our dishware and silverware. I do have a microwave I puchased - and - we have used it one time so far, to bake a potato. That was before we learned how to get the pilot lite on our oven. I found at garage sales some smaller pots and serving utensils. Shopped on sale for some smaller sized: mini chopper, hand mixer, etc. We also have a George Forman (came in handy when we planned on having a BBQ-but had rain and wind instead) A small crockpot is always handy, especially if you travel in cooler weather - and/or if you will be out for the day and want a meal waiting for you when you get back. Of course several of these things require power, so if we are not hooked up to a power source, we also have a couple of Honda2000 generators.
I could go on and on, but for now I will post this. Good luck with your adventures, Susan
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We keep a small crockpot on hand AND an electric rice cooker. (Really handy for fast meals. Cook the rice and dump a can of veggies over it.) I keep an electric nonstick skillet on hand too. I have a table that I can keep next to the trailer outside by the electric outlet. We do most of our cooking outside to keep the heat, odors and etc. on the outside. We carry an extra ext. cord (heavy duty one) so that if we need more things plugged in outside we can run from the power box on the post.
If you cook over the campfire you can add lots of fun. Everything from marmallow forks to Dutch ovens. We love to cook in pie irons and panini makers. You can do everything from fish, chicken and sandwiches in them. The kids will have fun using their imaginations to make campfire goodies.
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Is square better than round space wise? how do they travel? do you have to use protective measures, like towels or bubble wrap? I am a total novice at this. Our first TT ever!!
Hi, I found a stand up rack to hold my plates and it fits in the overhead cabinet above my stove. We put paper plates in-between each Corelle plate to protect them.
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I will be the first to admit, I am a kitchen gadget junkie. I have at least 2 of most everything in my kitchen. So when we got our A/S I just went through what I had at the house. Also raided our outside patio dishes, bowls, cups and classes, etc. We are a soon to be retired couple, and carry 4 each of our dishware and silverware. I do have a microwave I puchased - and - we have used it one time so far, to bake a potato. That was before we learned how to get the pilot lite on our oven. I found at garage sales some smaller pots and serving utensils. Shopped on sale for some smaller sized: mini chopper, hand mixer, etc. We also have a George Forman (came in handy when we planned on having a BBQ-but had rain and wind instead) A small crockpot is always handy, especially if you travel in cooler weather - and/or if you will be out for the day and want a meal waiting for you when you get back. Of course several of these things require power, so if we are not hooked up to a power source, we also have a couple of Honda2000 generators.
I could go on and on, but for now I will post this. Good luck with your adventures, Susan
We eat a lot of stir fry so maybe a rice cooker would be a good idea, but the crock pot is an excellent one.
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Hi, I found a stand up rack to hold my plates and it fits in the overhead cabinet above my stove. We put paper plates in-between each Corelle plate to protect them.
There is a plate rack that small?
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