Sometimes an RVer just doesn’t feel like doing a lot of cooking. So, lately, some RV friends have been discussing using canned meat.
When I was traveling solo in my van I needed weight in the right front corner to make up for having no passenger. So I put a bag of tools and a bin of canned goods there to help balance my vehicle’s load.
Here’s some of my ideas and experiences from carry that bin of canned food.
Stir together equal amounts of mayonnaise and sour cream. Add generous amounts of onion powder and dill weed. Drain and stir in a can of baby shrimp. Add part of a bag of broccoli slaw. Serve.
In a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl lightly beat an egg with some seasonings. Drain a can of salmon and stir into egg. Microwave 3 minutes. Food will be pulling away from edges of bowl but will be damp in the middle Let it set until it firms up. This is good with cranberry sauce and a green salad.
Microwave a baking potato. Top with butter and/or sour cream. Drain and add a can of tuna. Add seasonings, as desired. Serve with fruit.
Stir together equal amounts of mayonnaise and pickle relish. Add drained chicken or tuna or ham. Serve on crackers with veggie sticks alongside.
Buy individual cups of instant mashed potatoes. Cook potatoes then stir in any canned meat and some Ranch dressing. Serve with fruit.
My mother’s uncle invented this one when he was home alone. Pour a can of green beans into a skillet over medium heat. Open a can of Vienna sausages and slice them onto the green beans. Cook until heated through. Drain and add seasonings. Break an egg or two onto it and stir until egg is scrambled. Serve.
I hope these ideas will give you a place to start making up your own combinations.