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Christmas Eve's Eve in an RV 
Dec. 23, 2009 6:17 pm 
Updated: Dec. 29, 2009 7:13 am
Today, I think, my husband got a brand new appreciation of what I am trying to do in here! He has been an extrememly good sport about everything this last week, I'll have to give him that. Yesterday I made Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle using Pyramid's Audacious Apricot good and I am happy to report, it couldn't have turned out better! We went shopping yesterday for a little while just to get out of the house and his Majesty bought me a candy thermometer, so I was completely committed to using it. The brittle was a lesson in patience and I thoroughly enjoyed reaping the rewards of my labor after it was done! Thank you to sueb for sharing the recipe! Today I made the Orange Cream Fudge from this site and also the Dutch Apple Loaf (modified a bit). I invented 2 different recipes today, as well. The first one is my Blue Crown Banana Oat Muffins (yes, there is booze in 'em) and the second, Portabello-Tuna Casserole for his Majesty's dinner. The link for the muffins is< I haven't posted the casserole recipe yet. I am exhausted and I am throwing in the potholder early tonight! Last night, the old bartender from where I used to work called at 12:30 am, and I ignored the call because that time was ridiculous and she was probably drunk anyway. Then it got too hot up in the fifth wheel where we sleep, so all last night was about coughing for me. Then Super Dave the Girl Cat decided to bat rocks around on the floor at 5:30 am and then shortly after the dogs woke up and in turn woke up his Majesty. So, really, I'm quite tired! I told Bob that we weren't going anywhere today and being the nice husband that he is (after I threatened him with no fudge) he took the laundry over and did it for me and took the rugs out and shook them and took the cat box out...what a nice guy! Or maybe it was the threat of no fudge, who knows, either way it got accomplished. Tomorrow is all about delivering gifts and such! I'm not sure when we are going over to my mother-in-law's house, but we are paying for half of her airfare to take a trip to Florida to spend 2 months with Bob's cousin. It will do her good to go! We are supposed to dip below freezing tonight, and I am sooo ready for that...bring it on! Been there, done that! The normal neighbor said today that he was shooting at the methhead's spy camera with his pellet gun the other day. I told him I didn't want to hear because then I could honestly say I know nothing!! (Tongue in cheek). His Majesty has been quite the babysitter today for the dogs and I appreciate that more than he will ever know! So my evening is winding down, I'm tired, I'm off to bed after I post some pictures below. Oh, and what do you think of me writing an RV cookbook? What sort of stuff would you like to see in it? As long as I don't need a rolling pin or yeast, I'm game for the challenge!
Blue Crown Banana Oat Muffins
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Orange Cream Fudge
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Dutch Apple Loaf
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sueb's Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle
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The World's Greatest Dog Sitter!
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Portabello-Tuna Casserole
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Super Dave the Girl Cat
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Cherry Glazed Ham
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Dec. 24, 2009 5:51 am
Happy Christmas Eve Everyone! I let his Majesty sleep in while I got up and made coffee and took the dogs out. It's kinda cold but not the freeze they were predicting. Super Dave was even cool last late night cat carousing. I swear she tries to get a party going every night! But last night was cool. I have to make the cranberry bread still and then I do believe I am done, except for dinner tomorrow. His Majesty will take care of the prime rib and I'll take care of the rest!
Dec. 24, 2009 5:55 am
Happy Holidays, WItchy! I think that the RV cookbook sounds like a grand idea. It would be an interesting project. I am amazed at the pictures of what you are able to turn out in such a small kitchen. Good luck with your cranberry bread.
Dec. 24, 2009 6:05 am
Thanks Cookie Momster! I'm in the planning stages right now!
Dec. 24, 2009 6:38 am
I would say "go for it"! It's a unique idea and would be a great gift item.
Dec. 24, 2009 6:41 am
Thanks, Luv2cook...I'm just getting together recipes that I have created and I'm not sure how many I'll need. I just know that it's not going to be one of those cheesy campfire cookbooks, no way...gourmet all the way here!
Dec. 24, 2009 6:51 am
What sort of recipes would you all like to see in there? Just no rolling pins, yeast, maple syrup or ketchup!
Dec. 24, 2009 9:28 am
I would buy at least one cookbook. You could add pics and snippets of your blogs. They are entertaining. I look forward to each one.
Dec. 24, 2009 11:39 am
I have about 15 recipes so far and many more if I just sit and think about how I did them, becca! I'm working on it!
Dec. 24, 2009 12:51 pm
RV about a good cornbread recipe? No yeast, rolling pins, etc. I remember someone doing one with green chilies in it once...
Dec. 24, 2009 2:57 pm
I think I have the ingredients and measurements figured out...just have to make a test run...I'll let you know within a week or so how it turns out!
Dec. 25, 2009 12:01 am
WW..altho the theme of cookbook will be gourmet perhaps you can include some with wild game such as venison,duck,goose,quail.Not the usual "Campfire " recipes but more upscale especially since many people RV for hunting...just a thought...PS so far have survived the Great Christmas Blizzard '09..Central Oklahoma...temp about 9f, 50 mph winds, 14 inches snow in 5 hrs after 12 hrs of heavy sleet. Lost Sadie the long-hair Chihuahua in a snow drift!!She's back inside all toasty warm...I'm nursing a warm cocoa and watching the pretty patterns in the snow drifts...(and inventing new places to hang wet towels from tracking in the snow).Looking forward to your next blog.Have A Very Merry Christmas !!
Dec. 29, 2009 12:23 am
An idea would be a section on equipment that comes in handy and other things you figured out to assist in your baking. My former mother in law gets stuck in the RV following dad around while he fishes and I know she would love having something that would bring out her creative side.
Dec. 29, 2009 7:13 am
cool, thanks, divemistress!
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I've been married to my husband for over 8 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state by Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight movies. My blog is called Baked Lava and I'm currently cooking my way around the world. I write a monthly column for our local newspaper called Life in an RV and that site is I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my recycled container garden and I love to create new recipes. I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, unless it involves baking. My husband & I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety...we have 4 of those: Puppa, Sasha, KiKi & Super Dave the Girl Cat. I am a prize-winning nature photographer.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal for 4 people with a budget of $20. Right now I am in the middle of my "Austerity" project where we are solely eating from the freezers and really have to creative to do this and I am making up recipes as I go...I have used a few AR recipes and credit back to them, though.
My cooking triumphs
I've had several of my original recipes published, I've had my blog featured in a magazine, I now write a monthly food column based on my blog for our local newspaper and I'm already one year into my cooking venture of Around the World in an RV. I am a Food Buzz featured publisher, I'm on PetitChef, RecipesUS and Foodista among many, many other cooking websites. I guess it's safe to say that due to my cooking, I have now ventured into the world of food blogging and into a smaller group of us fellow global food bloggers and I've made some amazing friends.
My cooking tragedies
There have been several and there aren't enough characters in the 1000 allotted to list them all down!
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States