Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole shows that you don’t have to have meat in order to eat a hearty breakfast. If your RV’s pantry is full of veggies and you need to feed some hungry campers, try this veggie-loaded breakfast casserole to satisfy even the hungriest outdoorsman.

Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8-10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 20 ounces shredded potatoes, thawed
  • 10 eggs
  • ⅓ cup half and half or milk
  • ¼ cup hot sauce (more or less to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the mushrooms and sauté them for 4 minutes or until they start to brown. Add a small pinch of salt along withe onions and garlic and let cook for 2 minutes. Remove to a plate. Add the second tablespoon of oil, if needed, and sauté the peppers for 1 minute. Add in the baby spinach and allow it to wilt, remove from heat, set aside.
  2. Generously spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Lay the shredded potatoes in the bottom of the dish and press to make sure they are spread out evenly. Add the veggies (both the mushrooms and the pepper mixtures) over the potatoes, set aside.
  3. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF if you are baking the casserole immediately.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, half and half, hot sauce, and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the prepared veggies. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and another small pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Bake the casserole, uncovered, until the cheese melts, and the top gets in and golden, 45-50 minutes. Allow the casserole to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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What to Pack When Hiking with Dogs

It’s only natural to want to include your dogs on your hikes as you travel the country in your RV. After all, you love your dogs and they love walks, so it’s a win-win, right?

But hiking with a dog means bringing some extra supplies along to accommodate them. So what should you be packing for your dogs when you’re preparing to go hiking? Here are some of the most important items to remember.

Identification

Some dog owners don’t bother with ID tags for their dogs, thinking that their dogs would never run away or get lost. Be on the safe side and have some ID tags made if you’re going to go out with your dog in the wilderness. It’s easier to lose one of your dogs in the wilderness than in the city. Out in such a natural setting, your dog can easily get distracted and excited by the environment and may wander off beyond easily retrievable distance. If they wander off without ID, your chances of a reunion aren’t good.

Poop Bags

It’s an important courtesy to clean up after your dogs if you take them out hiking in a park, and in some places it’s actually the law to do so. Poop bags are great disposable solutions to cleaning up your dog’s inevitable bathroom breaks. If you’re going to be out on a longer hike, it’s a great idea to bring along a larger Ziploc baggy that you can put all of the smaller poop bags in. This creates a natural partition between the used poop bags and the rest of your gear. Once you reach a trash can, you can simply toss the whole bag into the can rather than digging through your pack trying to find every stray baggy.

Water and Food

Water is easy to remember since you’ll be needing it too, but don’t forget to pack extra for your dogs. Bring some snacks for them to keep their energy from flagging. A collapsible water bowl is a great way to give them water in a clean and easy-to-carry package.

First Aid Kit

This is another thing, like water, that you’ll want to have for yourself anyway, but consider throwing in some items that are specifically designed with dogs in mind.

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Stop by Pan Pacific RV this summer to tour a new or used RV and find one that’s perfect for you and your dogs to go exploring hiking trails. Pan Pacific RV is also your go-to dealership for RV service, parts, and accessories.

RV Chili Con Carne

RV cooking is a great way to get good nutrition and save money while on the road. The nice thing is that while smaller than your kitchen at home, most RVs have most of the same amenities as your kitchen at home, so just about any recipe can be adapted for cooking in your RV.

Here’s a great recipe for a quick easy chili that can be made with meat, or can be vegetarian. This recipe is also a great way of getting kids and other vegetable haters into eating them.

Chili Con (or Sans) Carne

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, or turkey or 10 oz quick cooking bulgur
  • 2 cans (16 oz) red kidney beans
  • 2 cans (16 oz) pinto beans
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable juice
  • 4 (16 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • small bunch fresh broccoli chopped into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large zucchini sliced
  • 1 large yellow squash sliced
  • 2 large garlic bulbs separated into cloves and diced
  • 2 whole garlic
  • 1 packet of Chili Seasoning

Directions

In a large pot, saute the garlic in the oil or butter on your range top.

Meanwhile cook the ground beef or turkey in a separate saucepan until brown.

When the garlic is brown add onions, zucchini, yellow squash and broccoli to pan. Saute for about 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chili seasoning. Allow to simmer for another 30 minutes or until mixture thickens.

Once simmered, add the remaining ingredients, including the bulgur or meat. If using bulgur you may need to add some extra liquid to the chili. The chili is done when the vegetables are tender and it is sufficiently spicy. If using bulgur, the grains should be soft and tender, and not chewy.

Serve with crackers, cheese, and sour cream if desired. This chili is also great over rice on a hot dog.

This is a great, easy recipe that can be easily adapted and makes a thick hearty meal. It is perfect for cooking while traveling in your Pan Pacific RV and can be cooked just about anywhere you go.

Visit California’s Sunny Capitola

Looking for a sunny place to take your RV this summer? Why not try someplace new? Capitola, California, is everything that California seaside towns used to be: laid back, charming, and quirky.

This colorful little town is the perfect summer destination if you’re looking for sunshine, sand, and surf.

Capitola has a long history of being a seaside resort: the first resort was opened in the town back in 1869 and Capitola is actually known as the oldest beach resort on the West Coast.

The town is full of shops, boutiques, and cafes and the surrounding natural area contains hiking trails, beaches, and scenic cliffs.

One of the town’s most famous features is its Venetian Court district, which is a colorful beach-side residential area. Containing various architectural styles, like Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Mission Revival, the district was begun in 1924 and continued for several years. These days, they’re used as private homes and vacation homes, but tourists are more than welcome to stroll the charming district.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Before you hit the road to Capitola, or anywhere else in California, remember to stop by Pan Pacific RV to make sure that your RV is ready to handle a road trip. If you’re ready to shop for a new motorhome, come by Pan Pacific RV today to tour any units you’re interested in taking a closer look at.