For many, RVing is a year round activity, and that includes the holidays.
At Jim’s RV, your New York RV dealer, we know you look for ways to make times like Halloween a little special on the road. That includes recipes to help create just the right atmosphere. At home or on the road, here is a “Bat Wing” recipe that will have them asking for more. Just don’t tell them they are really chicken wings!
You’ll need about 3 ½ to 4 lbs. of chicken wings, ½ cup of soy sauce, 2 tsp. of fresh, grated ginger, 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes, 1 tsp. of five-spice powder, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and either bleu cheese or ranch dressing for a dipping sauce.
Place the “bat wings” in a zippered plastic bag and place on a dish or paper plate.
In a bowl, mix together your marinade, which includes the soy sauce, ginger, crushed red pepper, five-spice powder, and the garlic.
Once thoroughly stirred, pour this marinade mixture over the wings in the bag, close the bag, and shake, making sure all the wings get coated with the mixture. Put the bag in the refrigerator for several hours, turning occasionally.
When you are ready to cook, take the wings from the bag and keep the remaining marinade in the plastic bag for later use.
Take a baking pan and place foil on it. If you slightly crumple the foil, it can help keep the wings from sticking.
Place the wings on the foil and place in an oven pre-heated to 450 degrees. Cook for about ten minutes, and the use the remaining marinade to brush on the wings. Bake for another 20 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Serve your bat wings with the ranch or bleu cheese dressing as a dipping sauce.
If you like your “Bat Wings” a little spicier, you can always add some hot sauce for a little more kick. If you love RVing (and who doesn’t?), you’ll love a trip to Jim’s RV Sales in New York. We have a terrific line-up of new and used RVs for sale. Let us help find just the right one for you and your family!
It’s that time of the year again where the temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and the Pumpkin Spice flavor craze is in full swing. That means you need to get out the storage container with the orange and black streamers, the fake spider webs, and your pumpkin carving tools; it’s almost Halloween!
Halloween isn’t just a celebrated holiday for those who live in traditional neighborhoods. It is for everyone, including those traveling around and camping in New York or living in RV parks. It is a holiday celebrated by families and there are plenty of tips for decorating your RV on a budget and with limited storage space.
If it’s the budget you are worried about, the local dollar store should be your best friend. Depending on what’s closer, head on down to your local Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, or Dollar General. They carry everything you need for this spooky holiday, like pumpkin dish towels, spider web candy dishes, ghost shaped trick-or-treat bags, and many other Halloween themed goodies. They also carry bags of all the candy favorites, such as Tootsie Rolls and Blow Pops!
When it comes to decorating your RV, there are several items that are must haves: pumpkins, lights, and spider webs. Luckily for you, any of the dollar friendly stores carry these items!
More Tips for Decorating on a Budget:
Make it count… reuse the spider webs, so when you are putting up your decorations and then taking them down make sure you store them properly for next year’s use.
Use solar lights… this will save money on batteries and you won’t have to worry about turning them on or off.
Purchase plastic jack-o-lanterns to be used for years to come… if you buy real pumpkins they will only be good for this one trick-or-treat season.
While you are out shopping for goodies to decorate your RV, keep your New York RV Dealer in mind. After the decorating is complete, take a picture and send it to us here at Jim’s RV! We’d love to see what your creative minds came up with this terrifying holiday season! BOO!
Camping in New York will soon come to a screeching halt, but, in the meantime, there are still some adventures to be had for those who enjoy the crisper air and fall colors.
At Jim’s RV, we love RVing and we love new recipes for the road. We also like to take advantage of some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Mother Nature brings us this time of year. Here is a recipe even those who are not big fans of squash may enjoy.
Yellow Squash Casserole
The ingredients you will need are:
Three pounds of yellow squash (sliced)
Five tablespoons of butter
One small onion about ½ cup (chopped)
One cup of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
Two eggs slightly beaten
¼ cup of mayonnaise
Two teaspoons of sugar
One teaspoon of salt
¾ cups of crushed buttery crackers
Slice three pounds of yellow squash and put the slices into boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and put on paper towels to pat dry. Next, in a skillet, melt four tablespoons of butter, add the onion, and sauté the onion until done over medium heat. Take the skillet off the heat and add the squash, cheese, eggs, mayonnaise, sugar and salt. Put this mixture in a lightly greased baking dish. Melt the last tablespoon of butter and then add the crushed crackers. Sprinkle this over the casserole. Then bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until it is set.
Right now yellow squash is inexpensive and plentiful. This is a casserole that is made for this season and is easy to make. Let us know what you think and be sure to share your own recipes with us.
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If you haven’t been there yet, Yellowstone National Park is one of the best places to waste a weekend in the summer. Here’s a quick rundown of why you might want to consider an RV excursion to Yogi Bear’s old stomping grounds:
The elephant in the living room, Old Faithful is the main reason many people come here in the first place, so we’ll address the famous geyser first. Erupting once every 91 minutes, you may have seen the geyser in movies and on television, but seeing this thing blow like a blue whale every hour and a half really takes your breath away.
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
The Grand Canyon is in Nevada, but Yellowstone has a grand canyon all its own. It might not be as big as its Southwestern cousin, but it will leave you in awe. Take a hike down the side of the canyon if you want a serious workout, and be sure to bring a wide angle camera to capture the moment.
If someone told you that it was the Yellowstone Sea, you might be inclined to believe them. This enormous lake covers 136 square miles with depths of up to 390 feet. The largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet over sea level, Yellowstone Lake is a great spot for fishing or just hanging out and taking in the sun.
Yellowstone National Park is all about those moments of awe. The breathtaking, humbling visions of natural beauty that remind you of why you became an RVer in the first place. If you’re looking for a place to kill a weekend or a week, or a month if you’re so inclined, you can’t ask for a more transcendental spot than a campsite at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Before you head cross-country, drop by Jim’s RV in New York. Our lot is full of new and used RVs of every kind.