An RV Thanksgiving

Chris and I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  This is our first holiday in an RV, and we enjoyed it!  We really missed our families, but we were able to talk to them throughout the day, so we were grateful that even at a distance, we can still share with our loved ones.

So, what did our RV Thanksgiving look like?  Probably not that much different than yours.

  • Visiting with loved ones                Check  (although by phone & skype this year)
  • Being grateful                               Check
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade            Check
  • A huge meal featuring turkey       Check, or should I say Gobble
  • The stringing of Christmas lights Check
  • General lounging                         Check, Check

What made Thanksgiving different in an RV?

  • We could spend it anywhere that it is warm.  This year is Destin, Florida.
  • We did not have a normal kitchen, regular sized fridge or oven to work with.
  • Our day included plenty of sun, palm trees and a walk on the beach.  (Speaking of being grateful!)
  • In an RV park, you get to say Happy Thanksgiving to a lot of people!  A good friend that I made while we have been here left this morning to go back home, so we were able to say Happy Thanksgiving and farewell for now to them.  The park we are staying in is 100% packed for the holiday, and it is nice to see young families, as well as retirees enjoying tropical beauty on Thanksgiving.

Let’s get down to what you are really wondering…What did they actually eat???  As I mentioned, due to the small size of our kitchen; I had some different considerations for this meal.  We also had an ant scare when I found a dozen of them in one of my cupboards; so Chris cleaned that mess out for me.  (Ants at Thanksgiving??? That just doesn’t happen back in PA!)  Despite the ant crisis and juggling of items; we were both really happy with the end result.  This meal was dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free.
The Menu:  Turkey Meatloaf (unconventional, but worked well in my tiny oven), mashed sweet potatoes with roasted sunflower seeds, red cabbage and collard green salad, deviled eggs and fresh cranberry sauce with pineapple puree (for an island flare).  Voila!

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And for dessert…pumpkin chocolate truffles-ish (not exactly truffles but kind of)…

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And how did Chris like this RV Thanksgiving meal under the palm trees???Thanksgiving 2015Thanksgiving 2015

Well, a clean plate says it all…

Thankful for a God who does not just provide for our needs, but delights in giving abundantly.  Hope you had an abundant day this Thanksgiving and all your days!




About Jen

I love travel, which led me to become a fulltime RVer. I love wellness, which I can talk about 'til the cows come home. I love being self-employed, which means I get to dabble in what interests me from essential oils to RV planners. But most importantly, I love my husband and our life together on the road!

2 comments on “An RV Thanksgiving

  1. Hi there!
    Looks like you had a DELISH Thanksgiving dinner!
    We didn’t get home to North Alabama until 7 pm Thur night, and spent yesterday unpacking from our trip after a not so quick run to the grocery store. The store was empty for the most part (the roads were pretty busy – I forgot about it being the “day after Thanksgiving ” big shopping day) and I was able to find a nice FRESH Tom Turkey. Today we cooked the bird…and started the laundry …I say started cause it will take a week to get thru it!
    It’s hard to believe a week ago tomorrow we were hanging around the RV, watching football and cooking out on the grill! Good times with good people go by SO quickly! How blessed are we that we got to meet you both! I am looking forward to wandering freely through your eyes, until it is time for us to hit the road to do the same thing! Will certainly be in touch! Fondly, Cindy, Jeff, and of course, the boys: Dakota, York, Hunter and Forrest.

    • So good to hear from you, Cindy! Glad you made the trip home safely, but we surely miss all of you here! Can’t wait until you hit the road! Our best to you and your family!

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