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Old 06-01-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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Simple meals for small trailers!

A few years ago I wrote an artilce entitled "SimpleMeals for small sailboats" that listed meals that could be prepaired using a single 2 1/2 quart pot or a 9-inch shillet.

You might find some of the meals interesting. To view the article and photos just go here:

West Wight Potter Sailboat Owners

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Old 06-02-2014, 12:45 AM   #2
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Thanks Bill! Some of the tips at the end of your linked article are quite interesting - some may be of particular use to folks without a fridge or only an icebox in their units...


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Old 06-02-2014, 07:37 AM   #3
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Thanks Bill! Some of the tips at the end of your linked article are quite interesting - some may be of particular use to folks without a fridge or only an icebox in their units...


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Thanks Andrew!

I gained about 20 pounds writing that, and other articles, about cooking in small spaces!

There is a ton of other information about the subject posted here.

Boat Food and Boat Provisioning

Also contains information about small stoves that may be of value to those campers who have little room for lots of food and cooking gear.

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Old 06-02-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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Very helpful for me, I am trying to keep the tow weight down and my life simpler -- this does both!
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Hobo Skillet Breakfast

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A few years ago I wrote an article entitled "Simple Meals for Small Sailboats" that listed meals that could be prepared using a ...9-inch skillet.
I want to thank Bill for solving a huge challenge I have faced with making my favorite breakfast sandwich, when camping

I have an electric breakfast (stack griddle) sandwich maker that I use daily at home. Simply, I coat with a little olive oil, add buttered English muffin, egg, and Canadian bacon. A few minutes later, the perfect breakfast sandwich. Believe it or not, the butter, olive oil and Canadian bacon perfectly season the sandwich. I enjoy it with a cup of coffee.

So the challenge for me, how do I duplicate this when camping with my Coleman stove. Coffee percolator, covers coffee. And with the help of Bill, the following covers the breakfast sandwich:
  1. Add a little olive oil to skillet.
  2. Place two pieces of (Canadian) bacon on the inside of skillet making sure that all of the bacon is inside the skillet.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, tear a round 1 ĹĒ hole in the center of a slice of bread. Butter bread.
  4. When the bacon is done on one side, turn the bacon over and place the bread on top of bacon.
  5. Crack an egg and place into the hole in the bread. Poke egg yolk, to break. Cook till bacon is done, checking by lifting the edge of the bread slightly.
  6. Turn the bread, egg, and bacon breakfast over, and continue to cook till egg is done to your taste.
  7. Carefully place the finished Hobo Breakfast onto a plate.

Thanks again Bill
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:26 PM   #6
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A few years ago I wrote an artilce entitled "SimpleMeals for small sailboats" that listed meals that could be prepaired using a single 2 1/2 quart pot or a 9-inch shillet.

You might find some of the meals interesting. To view the article and photos just go here:

West Wight Potter Sailboat Owners

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Those look like the housewives convenience recipes used in the midwest during the 1950s. The magazines used to be full of those meals. The soup companies hired "home economics" degreed women for the staff to test lots of recipes. They still do of course but now they are culinary specialist
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I sure wish I could cook things. With my skills its toast and coffee a lot or cereal. I'm slowly learning though.
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:53 PM   #8
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I sure wish I could cook things. With my skills its toast and coffee a lot or cereal. I'm slowly learning though.
Steam or saute fresh veggies, pan broil meats or grill them, learn to make an omelette and you are all set. Not much skill or time in the kitchen required for healthy eating.
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I can't cook...I've ruined more food since my wife's passing then I care to think about. I snack mostly
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I have an electric breakfast (stack griddle) sandwich maker that I use daily at home. <cut>

So the challenge for me, how do I duplicate this when camping with my Coleman stove. :
An even easier way to duplicate is to go to your local thrift store and purchase a small one person George Foreman Grill ;-) It may or may not work for you depending on how frequently you camp without power.

No room you say? You may decide you do not need to bring along or pull out your propane BQ any more or at least less often.

I was a first a bit reluctant to buy into the above & wondered how frequently I might actually use it when another member here tried to convince me to get one. I have to admit that its the one electrical appliance I carry that does get used fairly frequently. Often use when doing just a one night stop over someplace and I do not want to dig out the BQ and go through the hassle of cleaning it before storing it away.

THANKS Bill for sharing you book! You have given me some ideas for fast on the road type meals.
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Two burner and a bag of charcoal

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An even easier way to duplicate is to go to your local thrift store and purchase a small one person George Foreman Grill...
Thanks for the idea Carol, on the George Foreman Grill. My (tent) camping gear includes a Coleman two burner stove and a bag of charcoal. Works well for what I usually cook up.

Looking down the road with a Scamp trailer, I was thinking about using the two burner stove in the Scamp. Though I am normally cooking outside, I am running through my mind the convenience of cooking in the Scamp.

And the Scamp offers a lot of possibilities for plug in appliances, if I am hooked up at a camp site. But not relying on hook ups - trying to get my favorite go to meals done on a two burner stove

So for me, a fun process of running through my current (tent) camp kitchen, and how I might adapt that for more convenience with a future Scamp.
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A few years ago I wrote an artilce entitled "SimpleMeals for small sailboats" that listed meals that could be prepaired using a single 2 1/2 quart pot or a 9-inch shillet.

You might find some of the meals interesting. To view the article and photos just go here:

West Wight Potter Sailboat Owners

Bill Nolen
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Hi, Bill; was trying to access your article and apparently that link no longer works. Any way you could send me a copy of your article?

Thanks!
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Hi, Bill; was trying to access your article and apparently that link no longer works. Any way you could send me a copy of your article?

Thanks!
Don't know if Bill will see your post. He hasn't logged into FiberglassRV for quite some time: Last Activity: 08-23-2016 08:03 AM
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Bill's article can now be found here:

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I can't cook...I've ruined more food since my wife's passing then I care to think about. I snack mostly
The good news is that a small fiberglass trailer can fit through the drive up at the fast food restaurants!
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Simple meals for small trailers? Since when do trailers eat? I wouldn't want to see a 13' Scamp put on weight... it might turn into a Burro widebody!
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Bill's article can now be found here:

Duckworks - Simple Boat Food
Thank you for providing that link. I read about several things I'll be trying.
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Bill's article can now be found here:

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Thanks, Clif!!
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Thanks for the link.
While awaiting delivery of my (all electric) snoozy I "test drove" a lot on a small toaster oven, 1 qt crockpot, small electric skillet, and 1.5 liter pressure cooker. I found I liked the pressure cooker so much I dedicated the first one to my stick house and bought a second for the Snoozy.
It turns out the main things we use are the electric kettle for tea, coffee, and hot cereal, and the microwave. In hot weather we tend to eat lunch on the road and do cold cereal for supper. I love to cook, it's just that it's one thing that is kinda complicated, and on our trips we tend to want to un complicate things.
Meanwhile, I have pit the electric skillet away but still haul the toaster oven along, for "just in case". And I have NEVER used the pressure cooker even tho I use the other one at home a lot.
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yes it can we hit the macs for breakfast quite a lot!!


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