Encountering the Faith
Our goals for living in our RV are fairly simple: see new places, meet new people, learn new animals, and enjoy new experiences. In the past six months, we have seen several new places, met some amazing new couples, learned about dozens of new birds and other animals, and had a few memorable experiences.
On Monday, March 20th, we set off full of hope for more "new"s - a new gate, new friends, new wildlife, and new unforgettable moments.
No-Cheese Turkey and Bean Dip
As I've mentioned before, Marvin and I love spice, so the majority of my cooking includes anything from fresh jalapenos and cayenne pepper to Cajun spice mixes.
I recently purchased a Sunbeam Grillet - a combination grill, skillet, and slow cooker - and I have put it to good use. Normally I try to make meals that are good for us - heavy of the veggies with lean meats. The other day Marvin was asking for a dip, something casual to eat with tortilla chips. This No-Cheese Turkey and Bean Dip is a not-TOO-bad-for-you dip that is hearty enough to eat as a meal, but could also make a great appetizer for a party.
The decision to uproot your life and move from the comforts of a house or apartment to an RV can be a daunting one. Marvin expressed his desire to travel the country in an RV a few years ago, and over the years, we discussed it at length more than once. But it wasn't until 2016 that we decided to take serious steps to make this dream a reality.
The decision itself was intimidating, and the steps we had to take to reach our goal were extensive, but in the end, it was all worth it.
Below are our ten reasons that you should cast off the drudgery of your 9-5 job and travel full-time in a recreational vehicle.
Not-Your-Mama's Veggie Soup
Marvin and I love spice, so almost all of our meals include some combination of jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers, crushed red pepper, cayenne, chili powder, Cajun spice mixes, and any other spicy sauces and seasonings we can find.
And Marvin loves beans. He could devour beans for every meal - black beans, pinto beans, red beans, kidney beans, navy beans - you name it. If it's a bean, he'll eat it. And not just beans. The entire legume family is on his list of must-haves, including peas and lentils.
Because of his appetite for legumes, I frequently attempt to concoct dishes comprised of either dry or canned beans, dry lentils, or peas of some variety. In this slow cooker recipe, I combine our love of spice with his love of peas to make a spicy vegetarian soup, unlike your typical vegetable soup.
In November, 2016, we hit the road in our travel trailer. Over the next two months, we drove from Memphis to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and back to Houston. Then at the end of January, we again took to the highways to make our way to Cotulla, TX. Never heard of Cotulla, TX? Great! Let me tell you about this adorable little town.
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