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Holiday Meals Off-Grid
Holiday Meals Off-GridMany of the families in the area use their rural land to come together and celebrate the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, since it's still nice enough during the day to get out and enjoy the land. Since I'm most decidedly not the cook in my family, I polled our community to see how they create their special meals. Here are some of the fun answers I recieved:
Cheryl loves the holidays at her ranch. It requires more preparation and cooking ahead at her full-time home, because right now, they are set up to camp and only have a Coleman Stove and a Weber smoker at Rockin' R Ranch. What her family has done is to bring a brined turkey, ready-to-go, in one cooler, and the sides and fixin's in another. She says flexibility is the name of the game--if the turkey takes a little longer to cook, there are munchies for those who are too hungry to wait for the big spread. Choosing easy-to-transport side dishes has been a help as well. Green bean casserole and stuffing made at home re-warm well on the Coleman stove, and it's easy to cook fresh (or dehydrated, if you like) mashed potatoes or yams on the stove as well. Having extra ice and empty containers on ... more
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