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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Dutto on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Hi there,

Many, many years ago Helen's niece bought us something similar to this:

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I could recommend something similar for use in the motorhome but we don't take it with us in "Petal" for fear that we will break it (the internal on our model is ceramic) but at home we use it every time we have visitors staying overnight. up!

Apart from being a cooker in its own right, it is also perfect for keeping all the "traditional English breakfast" stuff (bacon, black-pudding, sausages, fried eggs, etc etc) nice and warm until the last hung-over guest appears at the breakfast table! up!

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Post by sapper997 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:38 pm

Hi eggnog..Many posts ago !!!,(phew, what a sbject BBQ )

Could not agree more about the four burner hob, anything bigger than a saucepan is a juggling match

and the toilet/shower wall being next to the hob doesn't help, nowhere to place the pan handles shrugg

The extra work surface you have has been added by a previous owner, I have done exactly the same

mod, only mine lives on the side of the fridge housing with a turnbuckle to hold in place......Ray up!
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:15 pm

Got my pine shelf from B and Q this morning and making an additional kitchen worktop to go from fridge to bathroom wall... this week's project up! One of the many things I love about the Symphony/van conversion is that the kitchen is right next to the rear van doors which I crack open when I'm cooking. Goes a long way towards keeping cooking smells out of the van.. winks

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likeness

Post by shelldrake on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:49 pm

Is that a TRUE likeness?
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Dutto on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi there,

My Dad used this gadget to boil up meal for his chickens way back in the 1980's.

It fits directly to a 4.5kg Calor Gas butane bottle and we use it well away from "Petal" to cook anything that can "spit or spatter".

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They probably don't sell them now but after over 30 years of constant use this one and two others (given away to friends) are still going strong so if you can find one in a Car Boot Sale snap it up! up!

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:56 am

Finally made a decision on an electric frypan/cooker to use on EHU. Wanted something smaller than the 42 cmm diam ones which are commonly available. This one is 28cm across. Due via Amazon as I type. Will fit nicely on my new diy pine shelf from fridge to bathroom wall up!

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Gets good reviews hugegrins

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Dutto on Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:53 am

Cath,

Looks the business!

Cooking for two we often finish up with "too much" so we bought two of these when we changed our crockery over to Corelle.

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They are brilliant!

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:40 am

Dutto wrote:Cath,

Looks the business!

Cooking for two we often finish up with "too much" so we bought two of these when we changed our crockery over to Corelle.

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They are brilliant!

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thanks Ian up! I've used Corelle dinnerware ( especially the plates and bowls ) since the early 70's. Almost unbreakable. Great quality hugegrins

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Auto-Sleeper Eric on Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:17 pm

Hello, I have just read through the thread, don't know if I have missed it but not seen any mention of the double skillet, we only have 3 burners no grill, but with the skillet I can cook almost anything a chicken, joint of lamb, toasties, Jacket potatoes, any thing you can cook in a oven you can cook on a low heat on the gas with the skillet.

When not been used as a mini oven you can use it as two seperate saucepans. Sorry if I have repeated something already posted. Carol.
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Dutto on Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:33 am

Auto-Sleeper Eric wrote:Hello, I have just read through the thread, don't know if I have missed it but not seen any mention of the double skillet, we only have 3 burners no grill, but with the skillet I can cook almost anything a chicken, joint of lamb, toasties, Jacket potatoes, any thing you can cook in a oven you can cook on a low heat on the gas with the skillet.

When not been used as a mini oven you can use it as two seperate saucepans. Sorry if I have repeated something already posted. Carol.

Carol,

I don't think the double skillet has been mentioned before. up!

I checked out the site ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ) and blenched at the £37 price tag for what is effectively two aluminium saucepans and one lid! wave

However, I can see it being a useful way of cooking if you don't have an oven. up!

An alternative system, that I used when we only had two burners, was to carry a small Le Creuset pan and lid that fitted inside a larger one, again with a lid.

With three bits of aluminium foil rolled into small pellets to lift the inner pan away from the outer pan they effectively created a "Dutch Oven" in which I could roast or bake anything small enough to fit into the smaller pan.

On "Petal" we have an oven so the Le Creuset pans stay back at home; as being cast-iron they weigh heavy! tap_fingers

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Johno on Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:38 pm

I've not seen mention of the Potnoodle or Fray Bentos canned meat pie on the thread so far or having a pork scratching starter followed by an Iceland ready meal curry Mmmmmmm washed down with a glass or two of Irn Bru. content
I would finish with a dessert of deep fried Mars bar but this is not really practical in a motorhome hugegrins
Where's that Alka Seltzer ? so_sad

Cheers John up!
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:30 pm

Johno wrote:I've not seen mention of the Potnoodle or Fray Bentos canned meat pie on the thread so far or having a pork scratching starter followed by an Iceland ready meal curry Mmmmmmm washed down with a glass or two of Irn Bru. content
I would finish with a dessert of deep fried Mars bar but this is not really practical in a motorhome hugegrins
Where's that Alka Seltzer ? so_sad

Cheers John up!
you forgot tinned mac cheese ( cold eaten from the tin winks ). Heh sometimes convenience foods do the job up! actually I tend to eat better/healthier when away in my van - maybe more time more relaxed better appetite smile!

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by DuxDeluxe on Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:39 pm

I've progressed (regressed?) to cold tesco value beans straight out of the can.......

Nope, seriously, love cooking in the van and always out for new ideas. Got a cadac but the weather hasn't been good enough when we've been out thus far.
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Johno on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:01 pm

Canned Mac cheese this is new to me, where can one purchase this gastronomic delight ? smile!

Dux how about the following as a new idea to add to your repertoire.Combine the above with a can of cold beans and "Voila" Cheezy Beanz a dish fit for all camping occaisions, eaten from the cans with a dessert spoon so no washing up just wipe the spoon on your shirt tail after the feast and straight down the pub for a few pints of special brew. allthumbz

Who says us Brits can't cook confused3

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:06 pm

I absolutely Love bbq'ing - even in cold weather as long as it's dry. Somehow I don't think I'll be doing any over the hols as it's tanking down here !!

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Dutto on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:11 pm

Johno wrote:................ "Voila" Cheezy Beanz a dish fit for all camping occasions, ...............

Who says us Brits can't cook confused3

Cheers John up!

Ooooh! That hit a spot!! wave

Ten years old. Allowed to go camping with a mate. Food and can-opener supplied by Mum. up!

All I can say is that I have only once eaten pilchards stirred into a tin of tomatoes, warmed up on a camp-fire and eaten with no accompaniment; but I can still taste it! Whistle1

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Johno on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Mmmmm Pilchards in tomato, thanks Ian thats another camping gourmet delight to add to my list, but I think I shall probably consume it cold to save on the washing up wellhappy

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Johno on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:44 pm

Minniesmum wrote: it's tanking down here !!


Hi Cath

It's sheeting down here in Kent also it's been so wet the rat trap I put down in the garden caught a fish hugegrins

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Post by DuxDeluxe on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:46 pm

Suddenly, I feel ill..................

.......can't think why winks

Back to the slightly serious side of things, it is amazing what one can do with some pasta and a few bits out of the cupboard. Delicious, so the dog tells me*




* The dog in question being a cocker spaniel known to polish off his dinner inside 15 seconds.......... Whistle1
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:56 pm

All this talk of pilchards and tinned baked ( not ) beans is making me feel quite......Nauseous ! Lol. I'm ok with most pastas n noodle concoctions tho. LOVE Primula squeezy cheese out of the tube. Useful for all sorts of dishes up!

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Post by DuxDeluxe on Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:24 pm

The Norwegians have a great selection of squeezy cheese in all sorts of flavours - great on top of smorgasbord. Come to think of it, the Noggies make a great selection of different artisan breads as well; you just need a mortgage to pay for it all! I ran our business in Oslo for a few months and was staggered at how expensive everything was. Lovely country and lovely people - the subsequent move to Sweden to run our business there was a bit of a shock.
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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Dutto on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:56 pm

Minniesmum wrote:............. LOVE Primula squeezy cheese out of the tube. Useful for all sorts of dishes up!

Cath,

Totally agree and love the ones with bits of ham or chives in them! allthumbz

Imagine my excitement when I discovered a similar product in France with lumps of garlic in it! Helen wasn't too keen though so I was easily found out after sneaking a few Ritz crackers with the combination spread on them!! wave wave

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Re: Cooking in your motorhome....

Post by Minniesmum on Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Dutto wrote:
Minniesmum wrote:............. LOVE Primula squeezy cheese out of the tube. Useful for all sorts of dishes up!

Cath,

Totally agree and love the ones with bits of ham or chives in them! allthumbz

Imagine my excitement when I discovered a similar product in France with lumps of garlic in it! Helen wasn't too keen though so I was easily found out after sneaking a few Ritz crackers with the combination spread on them!! wave wave

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ooohhhh Ritz crackers as well- scrummy !! Yep I love the Primula cheese tubes with ham. Sneaky is good up!

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Post by DuxDeluxe on Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:01 pm

Yep, Ritz crackers......... Gets my vote! allthumbz
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Post by Minniesmum on Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:03 pm

DuxDeluxe wrote:Yep, Ritz crackers......... Gets my vote! allthumbz
yep ! Ritz are so delicate .....lush hugegrins

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