The Dixie Pixie has limited space for cooking, yet preparing our meals is one of my favorite reasons for traveling in an RV.Especially during the COVID19 restrictions, it’s safer to cook your own food and keep your distance from others in crowded restaurants.
No wonder there’s been a surge in RV sales. Camping is the best way to travel while observing social distancing. But cooking in the tiny DixiePixie can be challenging, and I’ve had to reassess what tools I need.
In an earlier post, I mentioned missing my Vitamix and our daily smoothies. Now I have a solution! Vitamix offers an immersion blender. The wand-style blender takes up about as much room as a curling wand, an easy fit in my galley drawer.
With the Vitamix immersion blender, I can create a smoothie in a cup or large-mouth jar, anything at least 3” in diameter. I can thicken soups or blend sauces right in the cooking pot.
Vitamixblenders are not a camping necessity. I’ve managed thickening soups using a potato masher and smoothing gravy with a whisk. But if I can have the convenience of a powerful blender without sacrificing space, I’ll take it. I call it my Dixie Pixie Mixie. 😉
For information about the Vitamix Immersion Blender, visit their website at Vitamix.com.
We’ve been grounded since early March, which has given us a chance to make a few changes to our Dixie Pixie. We removed the blinds from the side windows and had dark window tinting applied. We didn’t change the back window, at least not yet.
Next, we settled on a patriotic cotton print for curtains and pillowcases. I sewed them and Butch installed the hardware for the curtains.
It’sa work-in-progress as I bought sufficient fabric for throw pillows, too. We may decide to recover the cushions someday, ya never can tell. Nova approves. She didn’t like the blinds and bent them trying to look outside.
Our Dixie Pixie is ready for a camp out and so are we. We’re meeting family for a week of fun. What better way to visit at a safe distance than camping?
We’re home after a two week adventure. We headed west from our north Florida home without an itinerary and just wandered. What fun! We revisited old favorites, like Joseph’s in Santa Rosa, but mostly picked out destinations new to us.
First new stop was Hot Springs, Arkansas. We hadn’t spent time in Arkansas, just traveled through, and decided it deserved some love. Beautiful state. Check out our photos page.
After a stop in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, we spent about a week in New Mexico, truly deserving of its nickname Land of Enchantment.
Thank y’all for following us on our latest adventure. I hope you enjoy the photos in the Pages section. Don’t miss our last page from our “abduction” in Roswell!