[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;1010721]Wow, that’s pretty cool & deviceful to do all that meal planning. So here’s my technical question cause I grew up RVing, even though our party was only 2 adults & 1 child my Grandma STILL complained about not having enough space for food. Where did you store all these frozen meals & food? Do you bring one of those coolers that you plug into the cigarette lighter or a generator powered one? Was this all done in ONE crockpot for 10 people?[/QUOTE]
Our trailer has a regular camper size fridge/freezer. On the way down, we packed the cold-cuts and economy-size bag of hotdogs in a cooler. (We took out most of the drinks to make room) The rest of the goods were jammed into the fridge. All ten pre-cooked crock pot meals fit real nicely in the freezer. (When making the ready to heat meals before the trip, we vaccuum sealed each making flat “parcels” so they stacked.) As we ate meals, room became available in fridge to add the dogs and lunch meats. All other dry goods (spaghetti, cereal, boxed milk, canned goods, etc) were stored in the camper’s only wardrobe. (My husband built a shelving unit and fitted it into the space…I’ll post a pic of it to share.)
Because the food took over space for clothes, I assigned one Rubbermade tote to every two people in the group. (The totes were lined up and stored in the bed of the truck on the way down…every knew to pack a bag for our trip down…these stayed in the camper) When we reached FW, the grown ups found space in the camper to house all of our clothes while the kids kept their shared totes in the add-a-room space. The two “lost boys” kept their tote in the tent. We packed enough clothes to last 8 days knowing a wash day would be needed. Besides, we were camping, so a multi-day wear of shorts or jeans was the plan. Changing undies was a must…all else optional…:laugh:
Oh, and yes…one crockpot. Not a super-sized one, but one big enough to do the trick. Not sure on the size but too lazy to check the camper right now. :redface: I will tell you, all meals were eaten to fill all campers. We even had leftovers from time to time that were snacked on later.
It was definately tricky and very challenging to fit all that we needed into the camper and vehicles, but we did it. Pic of my girlfriend should sum up the loading process before we left… :ohmy: