I've been hunting thrift stores and such to get my Scamp kitchen together, because I've never been gone longer than a week. So, tonight, with my parents as guinea pigs (mostly willing), I cooked dinner only using what I would have in the Scamp (though I did it in their kitchen.
I have this regular type of hot plate and I have my brother-in-law's sister's induction cooktop--and I love the idea of the induction in the camper--especially with my beloved cast iron. So, tonight was an experiment of all that.
I made gnocchi with tomato sauce...
|Club cast iron pot, heating to boil the gnocchi on the regular hot plate.|
|My Lodge skillet on Laurel's induction burner. It was like magic.|
|Everything I've read says how it heats up so quickly and it really does. I think the cast iron slowed it down a bit, but not by much.|
|I took the pot of water off the hot plate, because it hadn't started to do anything and within a minute or two, it was already simmering, ready for the gnocchi.|
I forgot to take a picture of the way it all turned out, but it went swimmingly. I used my collapsible strainer to drain the gnocchi, like I'd have in the Scamp. Mom, Dad, and I ate dinner outside on their deck--absolutely perfect night for it.
And then I wanted to try the 3-2-1 cake mixes I made yesterday. I found the recipe on Pinterest and now's a perfect time to try it. It's a box of angel food cake, one box of any cake flavor of your choosing, mix them together and then it's 3 T of mix, 2 T of water, and one minute in the microwave. I ended up putting 1/4 c. into the baggies because it was easier than 3T and it still made 22 of them. Tonight, we experimented, to see if a regular mug would work, if it'd need a soup kind of mug, and then I wanted to try out my brand new oatmeal/cake mug that I found the other day.
|I love this little whisk.|
|Verdict in the regular mug: awesome.|
|Soup mug worked just as well. It's a very spongy, light cake--and it's delicious.|
|Here's my new mug--perfect.|
And the last fooding of the day was to make up the individual instant oatmeal packets--also a recipe I saw on Pinterest. This made 30 individual packets. I put in some freeze dried fruit, so we'll see how that works.
|30 packets is more than enough for my entire trip.|
|Too many to fit in a gallon bag!|