Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the time for gathering family and loved ones around a table loaded with delicious food and drink. Whether you are celebrating from home or from your campsite, you can still make an incredible feast. Below we have given you some mouth watering recipes, cocktails and mocktails to try this holiday season, as well as some tips to cooking a turkey inside your RV kitchen!

Apple French Toast Casserole

fall breakfast recipe

Credit to The Worktop


Ingredients for Casserole

  • 1 loaf French country bread
  • 10 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 medium apples
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Ingredients for topping

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter, cut into 1cm pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and oil baking dish
  2. Cut bread into square cubes and set aside in large mixing bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, allspice and nutmeg together.
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to soak egg mixture. Then cover and place in fridge overnight.
  5. Combine apples and brown sugar in a bowl.
  6. In a separate bowl prepare the crumble topping. Mix flour, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Rub the butter pieces in by hand until mixture is soft and crumbly. Mix in pecans and set aside.
  7. Tip soaked bread chunks into prepared pan. Distribute chopped apples on top, and top with crumble mixture evenly.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, or longer if using a large pan. Serve warm with icing sugar!

Fall Harvest Salad

fall autumn thanksgiving recipe

Credit to Ahead of Thyme

  • 1/2 large butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package baby kale
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 pepitas, toasted

Ingredients for Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.

Toss together butternut squash, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.

Transfer to baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, until tender.

In a large serving bowl mix together baby kale, roasted butternut squash, apple, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese and toasted pepitas.

Wisk together vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper and pour your desired amount of dressing over the salad.

Toss and serve!

apple cider thanksgiving drink

Apple Cider Sangria

  • 2 large Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 large Honey Crisp Apple
  • 1 large Fuji Apple
  • 1 large Pear
  • 25 ounces White Wine
  • 3 cups Apple Cider
  • 1/2 cup Pecan vodka

Core and dice apples. Combine ingredients into large pitcher, stir to combine and serve chilled.

Spicy Pear Punch

  • 3 cups Pear Nectar
  • 2 cups Ginger Beer
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Rosemary, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, or nutmeg for garnish.

Mix together pear nectar and lemon juice. Add ginger beer and stir. Serve over ice.

mocktail thanksgiving drink

Carmel Apple Trifle

thanksgiving dessert

Cinnamon Apple Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced apples
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Ingredients for Carmel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, cubed, room temp
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Ingredients for Cinnamon Whipping Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granola
  1. Pipe whipped cream into bottom of the cup
  2. Add 2 teaspoons granola on top
  3. Drizzle caramel for the third layer
  4. Spoon apples over the caramel to create layer #4
  5. Repeat layers once more, and drizzle with more caramel
  6. Chill in fridge and then serve

No Bake Pumpkin Tiramisu

  • 1 2/3 cups whipping cream
  • 750 grams mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups strong coffee
  • 30 ladyfinger cookies
  • Cinnamon

Mix mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and instant coffee until combined.

Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla and mix.

Fold in whipping cream to the fixture gently until no streaks of whipping cream are visible. Be careful to not deflate the whipping cream.

Dip each of the ladyfingers briefly into the coffee. Line the bottom of a large baking dish with soaked ladyfingers.

Smooth half the cream mixture on top of the soaked ladyfingers. Then repeat by adding another layer of coffee soaked ladyfingers, and another layer of the cream mixture.

Refrigerate overnight, and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

How To Cook A Turkey Inside Your RV Kitchen!

RV Oven

You can usually fit any bird under 12 pounds inside your RV oven, but to be safe measure your oven before selecting your turkey! Avoid buying a frozen turkey to shorten the cook time.

Cook your turkey in a disposable aluminum pan, and place it on a cooking stone to ensure even heat distribution. Allow 20-30 minutes for your oven to get up to temperature.


Deep frying your turkey results in moist white meat, flavorful dark meat and crispy skin. However, it can be dangerous and must be done carefully outdoors. Peanut oil works best, but you can also use vegetable oil.

Using an air fryer removes the use of oil, making it a healthier option than deep frying that tastes just as good.

Electric or Propane Roaster

Electric roasters are inexpensive, cook a turkey faster than a traditional oven, and allow the user to set it and forget it.

It can be difficult to achieve the browned, classic crispy turkey skin using this method, but you can use browning sauce to easily achieve the look. Adding a can of chicken stock into the roasting pan results in a nice juicy turkey, and lots of drippings to make gravy with.

Pressure Cooker

If you have a turkey small enough or a pot big enough, a pressure cooker is another easy method to cook turkey. To keep it moist allow a natural release for 10 minutes before letting out the remaining pressure, and then allow the bird to sit for 25 minutes.


If you have a grill large enough to allow you to close the lid over the turkey, grilled turkey has an irresistible smokey flavor.

Place your turkey in a disposable roasting pan to make clean up extra easy.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, from our Traveland family to yours!

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