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  • Published on May 26, 2017
    Make your Memorial Day RV Weekend Great!

    It’s the first extended weekend of summer! What are you going to do with your extra time off? Many of you will be packing up your RV’s and heading to a campground near or far.  Whichever direction you are headed, make it the best Memorial Day trip ever with these awesome tips!

    Memorial Day Cooking

    Forget the typical burgers and hot dogs on the grill this Memorial Day, spice things up a bit and try these delicious chicken skewers. 

    Tropical Chicken Fajita Kabobs

    Amazingly delicious grilled chicken kabobs! You'll be glad you tried this recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 Pounds Chicken Breasts Cut into bite sized pieces
    • 1 Pineapple
    • 2 Bell Peppers Chopped
    • 1.5 Onion Roughly chopped
    • 1 Small package Cherry Tomatoes Optional
    • 1/2 Cup Honey
    • 1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
    • 1/4 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil For cooking
    • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
    • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
    • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
    • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1 Teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder

    Instructions

    1. Cut up the chicken in 1.5 pieces.
    2. In a medium bowl, add the spices, honey, soy, BBQ sauce, and mix together.
    3. Reserve about 1/2 cup for dipping later. Don't mix it in with the raw chicken.
    4. Add the chicken and mix thoroughly. Cover with plastic and set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, ideally overnight.
    5. If using wooden skewers, soak those in water for at least 30 minutes.
    6. When ready to cook, turn the grill on and grease the grill. The ideal temperature will be medium to high-heat.
    7. Cut up all of your veggies into big chunks. If using grape or cherry tomatoes keep those whole.
    8. Thread your chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and pineapple onto your skewers. Discard what is left of the marinade.
    9. Serve with the marinade you reserved earlier.

     

    You can change this recipe up by using whatever meat, veggies and fruit you want. Bonus, you can let the kids pick what they want on their skewer as well! It’s fun for them and you know they’ll eat everything on it that way!

    For dessert, you can still keep things somewhat traditional but jazz it up a little. Try adding peanut butter or almond butter to your graham cracker before putting your chocolate on.  Instead of using Hershey’s chocolates try a Kit Kat bar, or Reese’s peanut butter cups J

    Camping Tips

    #1- Memorial Day is a busy weekend for campgrounds.  It’s the unofficial start to summer, schools are out for the summer (most anyway) and the weather is usually nice enough to enjoy the outdoors.  Be sure to reserve your campsite early if allowed! Reserve America has information on hundreds of campgrounds throughout the US and lets you book online so you are sure to get a campsite for the weekend.

    #2- Be mindful of other campers. Everyone gets excited that it’s the first long weekend of summer and it can be tempting to unleash a little, but be sure to follow the campground rules and do not disturb your neighbors.  Keep pets away from other campers site’s if they are not wanted and the same goes for kids.  

    #3- Safety first! Whether you are going to a campground with a pool or lake, always make sure to be prepared and keep an eye on your kids. Most campgrounds do not have lifeguards on duty so it’s important to never leave your child unattended, especially if they are too young to swim yet.

    Always keep a weather radio with you in case of inclement weather. Campgrounds will usually alert everyone to severe weather but sometimes they cannot reach all of you. Know where the nearest shelter is and keep an umbrella or rain gear where it can be accessed easily.

    Activities

    Get out and enjoy the outdoors if the weather cooperates! There are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore around Austin.  Hiking and Biking trails are in abundance. If you like challenges consider hiking the River Place Nature Trail.  The trails are steep with lots of stair cases and a few water crossings but the views at the top are worth the huffing and puffing. If you need to stop to catch your breath, there are plenty of beautiful waterfalls and creeks along the way.  Enjoy this 5-6 mile loop trail with your four-legged friend too.

    If you would prefer a more leisurely hike then visit Walnut Creek Trails.  These 15 miles are filled with unmarked paths, so chances of getting lost are pretty good, but that’s the best part.  There are lots of overlooks and a beautiful creek to stop and have lunch. 

    Whatever you choose to do for your Memorial Day RV trip, be safe and have fun!

    RV Outlet Mall

    RV Outlet Mall is having a huge Memorial Day weekend sale! If you are looking to purchase a new RV or stock up on some new parts and accessories, come visit us in Austin, TX and see what we have for you! www.rvoutletmall.com

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