Sunday, November 16, 2014

Completely Out of Sorts in the Little RV

I really need to get back into my normal routine.  I was not good about blogging while we were in Connecticut and then our "coneing" on the first travel day out really threw me off.  

We got the trailer brakes working on Friday morning and were on the road heading south by 11:30 am.  The problem was with the truck and had nothing to do with the RV or the encounter we had with the traffic cones.  

We found a great RV sales and repair shop just a few miles from the casino where we were camping.  Wide World RV Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA was great to work with. They got us in at 9 am Friday morning and figured out the problem quickly.  A ground wire on the electric receptacle where we plug the trailer into the truck had come loose.  We are glad it was nothing major and it is fixed now.  

We quickly crossed into Maryland and then West Virginia where we stopped for two nights.  We found an RV park that is open all year and have full hook-ups.  

Rob's back is really hurting him so we stayed two nights and yesterday I went into town and filled the fuel tanks and refilled the diesel exhaust fluid and picked up a few groceries.  

It's so cold here that it makes my eyes water when I go outside.  Stew sounded really good and I have a great recipe that roasts at a low temperature in the oven for several hours.  A great way to heat the little RV and make a yummy dinner all at the same time.  

I don't know how this recipe came to our family but my Mom used to make it and it's so good. To make it low sodium I use no salt added tomato sauce and I don't add the salt.

Waldorf Astoria Stew
3 lbs
2 medium
1 cup
3 or 4
1 cup
2 T
1 T
1 T
1 tsp
1 can
1 cup

Cubed beef
Onion, diced
Celery, chopped
Potatoes, peeled and cubed
Carrots, cubed
Minute tapioca
Tomato soup

In a large roasting pan layer beef and vegetables in the order listed.  Sprinkle dry ingredients over vegetables.  Combine tomato soup and water and pour gently over the top.  Do not stir!!  Cover and cook for 5-6 hours at 250 degrees. Do not remove lid until 5-6 hours have passed. 

I'll tell you about our Connecticut trip next post.  


  1. I bet it is hard to sleep parked that close to an Interstate highway.

    1. Dizzy, the noise doesn't bother us unless the windows are open and it was so cold the windows were definitely closed.