Cooking with Laughlin – Post 1

Cooking is something we really enjoy but we discovered that cooking in a camper is difficult with limited space, ingredients, and kitchen supplies. We thought that we would start a cooking category on our blog, but whether or not we will is still up in the air as it is tough to take photos in our small space!

During the first few weeks of our trip, we bought limited groceries with the realization that we would probably eat with our family and friends that hosted us. After leaving Seattle, we put our cooking skills to test since we wouldn’t be visiting anyone we knew for nearly two weeks.

Before we left Casper, we visited as many friends as we could and our neighbors, Casey, Kirsten, and Ella, gave us the recipe for Easy Mexican Casserole. This was the perfect way to start cooking real meals as it required very little kitchen prep and would provide leftovers for a day or two. Another bonus was that we could use our Dutch oven we received as a wedding gift (thanks Madeline and Ron!) and use the oven that came with the camper. If it were snowing outside, we would have been in heaven as the smell from the oven filled the whole camper instantly! We ate dinner and settled in for a movie before our next day’s adventure!








    1. Yes!

      Mexican Casserole – serves 6

      1 pound ground beef, browned
      2 c. salsa
      1 (16 oz) can chili beans, drained
      3 c. corn chips, crushed
      2 c. sour cream
      1 (2 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
      1/2 c. chopped green onion
      1/2 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
      2 c. shredded cheese

      350 degree oven

      Brown meat, drain, return to pan and stir in salsa, simmer 20 mins (or until liquid is absorbed).
      Stir in beans and heat through.
      Spray baking dish.
      Spread crushed chips in bottom of baking dish, spoon meat mix over chips.
      Spread sour cream over, then olives, onion, tomatoes.
      Top with cheese.
      Cook 30 mins or until hot and bubbly.


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