Try These Breakfast Grilled Cheeses on the Road

Grilled cheese for breakfast? Breakfast flavors in a lunchtime classic? Hey, these breakfast grilled cheese sandwiches are whatever you need them to be. Whether you’re craving grilled cheese in the morning or didn’t get enough of that breakfast flavor in the morning, this recipe will serve you well in your RV travels.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (your preference)
  • 4 ounces colby cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces cotija cheese, shredded or crumbled
  • 1 loaf sliced sourdough bread
  • large handful arugula or baby spinach

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble the sausage over medium high heat. Transfer the cooked sausage to a paper towel lined mixing bowl.
  2. Break the eggs into a bowl. Add the water to the eggs and whisk to combine.
  3. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter and swirl to coat. Pour the egg mixture into the middle of the pan (you want the butter to move to the edges of the eggs in the pan) and cook without stirring for a minute or two. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  4. Once the eggs begin to set, gently stir or fold the eggs as needed until the liquid is almost completely gone. Remove from the heat while the eggs are still slightly wet. (They will continue to cook while in the pan.)
  5. Add the cooked sausage and stir gently to combine and break up the eggs. Transfer the eggs and sausage mixture to the bowl that was holding the sausage.
  6. Shred the cheeses and mix them together in a bowl. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel if needed and return to the stove. Butter 1 side of each slice of bread.
  7. Warm the skillet over medium heat. Place the bread buttered side down in the hot skillet. Sprinkle the bread lightly with 1-2 tablespoons of the cheese mix. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the scrambled eggs and sausage onto the bread and use the spatula to break it up a bit to cover the bread. Sprinkle generously with about 1/4 cup of cheese and layer a few pieces of arugula or spinach over the top. Add 1-2 tablespoons more shredded cheese and top with the second slice of buttered bread, buttered side on top facing out.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid (this helps great steam to melt the cheeses) and cook for 3-4 minutes until the cheeses start to melt, if the bread is browning too quickly, reduce the heat slightly. When the cheese begins to melt, and the bread is crisp and golden brown, slide a spatula under the sandwich and flip it over gently.
  9. Cover with the lid again to help finish melting the cheese. When the sandwich is golden brown on both sides and melted throughout, transfer to a cutting board and slice in half. Serve immediately. Repeat for each sandwich.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Stop by Pan Pacific RV this fall to shop for a new RV. Tour any RV in the inventory and learn more about the models that interest you. If you’re not on the market for an RV, Pan Pacific RV can still help you with RV service before you hit the road.

Must-Visit Bakery in Northern California

If you’re out on the road in your RV this fall in Northern California enjoying the milder weather, the fall foliage, and the mountain scenery, be sure to do yourself a favor and check out this incredible bakery near Placerville.

Just off of Highway 50 in the cluster of apple orchards in Apple Hill, High Hill is one of the region’s better orchards. Not only can you pick your own fresh veggies and fruits, but you can also shop for preserves and spice blends at their farmer’s market.

High Hill’s hidden secret is their bakery, however. The bakery on site showcases just how versatile the apple is, as they use their most famous crop to make all sorts of delicious creations, including donuts, breads, pies, and muffins.

The menu changes frequently, but during the fall it’s all about the fresh caramel apples, apple fritters, apple donuts, and apple pies. Don’t forget to wash it all down with some fresh apple cider!

High Hill also has some beautiful scenery to enjoy while you snack. Kids will love the pony rides and the duck pond. If you drop in during the weekend during harvest season, you can also enjoy the weekly crafts fair and pick up something from a local artisan.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Stop by Pan Pacific RV this fall to shop for a new RV. Tour any RV in the inventory and learn more about the models that interest you. If you’re not on the market for an RV, Pan Pacific RV can still help you with RV service before you hit the road.

Best Fall Foliage in California

California isn’t renowned for its fall colors, but that’s just because the beauty of a California autumn isn’t widely known. Discover something that not every RV traveler is privy to: California is amazing in the fall! Here are some of the best areas in California to view fall foliage:

Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known for its vineyards and beautiful landscapes. In the fall, the harvest is happening and the landscape is changing colors from green to red, orange, and yellow. Enjoy wine tastings while viewing the beautiful colors of fall.

Big Bear Lake

Not that far out of Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake is at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains among the trees. The forest is a mix of of evergreens and regular trees, which results in an interesting mix of trees that are turning into fall colors and trees that remain green.

The best time to go is mid-October to mid-November.

Yosemite National Park

Starting in October and continuing through early November, Yosemite National Park puts on its fall colors. Yosemite, like many areas in California, boasts a mix of evergreens and perennials. Deciduous oak, dogwood, and aspen change colors while the pines remain green. This creates a beautiful mixture of colors unlike other areas of the country. Besides which, Yosemite is just an awesome place to visit regardless of the time of year.

Visit Pan Pacific RV Center

Visit Pan Pacific RV Center before you head out to view the fall foliage in California. Before you go anywhere, make sure you swing by to get your RV checked out. Pan Pacific RV Center offers RV sales, service, parts, and accessories.

RV Bathroom Storage Ideas

RVs are certainly one of the most convenient methods of travel: transportation and lodging rolled into one awesome package. Admittedly, though, RVs are limited in their interior space. This can be especially apparent in your RV’s bathroom. You’ll probably have to get a little creative with storage to maximize the bathroom’s potential, but with just a few of these tips that’s no problem. To distill most of the following tips to one thematic concept though: go vertical.

Use Netting for Wall Storage

Netting is an ideal storage solution for bulky or oddly-shaped items. Attach storage nets to your walls to store shampoo bottles, soap boxes, toothpaste tubes, and other items that can be difficult to store in other areas. Storage nets can be purchased on Amazon.com or found at most big box stores.

Create Extra Shelving

Hang shelf systems over the sink or toilet for extra space. If you prefer not screwing things into the ceiling, you can accomplish the same thing by using behind-the-sink storage racks. Hang a small hammock under the cabinets to store extra items.

Command Hooks mounted on the inside of cabinet doors are great for just about anything that will hang. This saves tons of space in drawers and cabinets and allows you to use them for things that don’t hang.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Stop by Pan Pacific RV this fall to tour a new or used RV. Find one with an extra large bathroom if that’s a feature that you highly value. Or don’t worry about the size and simply use these tips to make it feel larger than it is. If you’re not on the market for a new rig, stop by Pan Pacific RV to schedule some service or to shop for parts and accessories.