Friday, August 06, 2010

Cooking: Camper Style

Technically speaking, you could say that I have a "full" kitchen in the camper. There is a microwave, a stove top, an oven, a fridge and a sink. Realistically, it is more like a kitchenette, but I am making do. The tabletop serves as additional counter space and there is a fitted cutting board that covers the sink that allows me to work. I can also grill outside. We grilled salmon and corn earlier this week, but the humidity is driving me indoors.

Last night I made a sauteed veggie and chicken dish that I piled on top of spaghetti and we topped with grated mozzarella cheese. Cooking in a small space isn't too hard, the key is to purchase and cook small portions {which should be good for our waistlines}.

Sauteed Veggies and Chicken over Spaghetti {serves 2}
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
1/2 bunch of asparagus, cut into thirds
1/2 zucchini, sliced thinly
3/4 package of baby portabello mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil {evoo}
1/8 cup white wine {you can substitute chicken broth}
salt and pepper to taste
whole wheat spaghetti, one hand full per person

  • Chop the chicken breast into 1-inch pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut up vegetables and set aside.
  • Start boiling your water for the spaghetti - this can be working while you prepare the main dish.
  • Heat up skillet, then add EVOO to coat bottom of pan. When oil is heated, add chicken.
  • Once chicken is cooked, remove and deglaze the pan with white wine {or chicken broth}. Use as much liquid as you need to deglaze the pan.
  • Add vegetables to pan {I add them all at once}.
  • Once veggies are sauteed, add the chicken back to the pan to reheat.
  • Plate your spaghetti with the veggie, chicken mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese {I usually use Parmesan, but I only had mozzarella}.

This dish takes me about 20 minutes to whip up. This recipe serves 2, but you can easily change it to serve more people. I have also made this sans the chicken {just for me... Daniel has made it clear that, generally speaking, a meal is not a meal without some kind of meat}.


  1. It looks good. Of course if you cook it. It has to be good

  2. Thanks Patrick! I am trying to get back into the swing of cooking regularly again. While Daniel was gone, I found it hard to cook for just me.


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