The 1969 Shasta Compact has an electric-only fridge, which means food easily spoils in those unplugged hours on the road between campground A and campground B. This means that as I try to accomplish some work during the day, my wife and son will be frequenting the local Piggly Wiggly for supper and breakfast supplies.
Between the refrigerator restriction and the fact that our Honda Element is already crawling along with the Shasta in tow, we are trying to keep our food stuffs to an absolute minimum. I am starting to collect recipes with four ingredients or less that cook easily in one pan, are ready in fifteen minutes or less, and manage to be at least decently tasty.
Tonights concoction was a heavily-scaled version of Gumbo, requiring the purchase of brown rice, grape tomatoes, green pepper, and chicken sausage (plus cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and olive oil — already stocked in the ‘pantry’). The sultry stew ubiquitous in the Big Easy it was not, but my two bowlfuls were piping hot, tasty, and utterly satisfying.
Okay, fellow budget travelers. I want to hear from you. What are some of your favorite, stupidly-easy recipes that live up to my criteria? Send them along in the comments below, and thanks for the help!