Would it be possible that the nesting period here in southern Ontario has already begun? There is a lot of activity going on in all of our nesting boxes and since last week I spotted a redwing back bird coming to feed at the bird-feeder on our deck in the mornings and late afternoons, so perhaps the birds know spring is just around the corner and a few migrating birds have already arrived. Thankfully, except for a few little heaps, all the snow has disappeared here in our area.
Having our travel trailer parked next to the house is rather convenient. We have it electrically heated inside to hold the temperature above the frost temps and sometimes my hubby disappears inside for a while and I then can hear the furnace running in the RV. I guess he thinks of future travel and maybe what else he wants to improve. We discovered that if we want to watch TV in the camper during the day, the light coming through the door window is too bright to see the colors of the TV screen properly. Rather than just installing shades over the window that has been bothersome, we ordered a new window.
The door window that came with the RV is the standard frosted glass that Benno calls “Toilet Window Glass” and you cannot see out through it nor see who is standing in front at the door. All the other windows at the RV are the tinted glass windows that filter out the hot sun and make it difficult from the outside to see inside meanwhile giving a clear view of the scene outside. The new door window we ordered is also of the tinted glass type and comes with a black horizontal blind, which you can open or close and is embedded inside the frame, so it is flush with the door. We purchased through Amazon Canada and here is the link: RV Replacement Door Window
The whole installation, including removing of the old window, went under one hour I think and was pretty easy to do as to Benno’s judgment. I assisted by holding the frame in place from the outside while Benno popped the glass in from the inside.
I am happy with the improvement and wonder why the manufacturer doesn’t ship the RVs right from the start with those windows or offer them as an option. Here are two YouTube links for the installation in case you are interested. Window Installation and How the installation really went
It has been a week of German food, or comfort food that I prepared in my kitchen and I was wondering if our Canadian/US friends are familiar with those dishes and if not, are interested in trying them. They are not difficult to cook and don’t take long to prepare either.
Here are three typical European dishes and as to personal preference some ingredients can be substituted or omitted. Most times I like to cook for more than two portions and freeze the rest for a lazy day of microwaving or reheating the meal. Therefore it is also more cost-effective.
Rouladen: Made from thin outside round beef slices and filled with bacon, onion and pickle and simmered together with fresh mushrooms. This recipe is suitable for Instant Pot, Pressure Pot, or Slow Cooker users.
Schnitzel: Cut and butterflied slices of pork loin, breaded in a wash of flour, egg and Italian breadcrumbs, and then panfried.
Spaetzle: Cooked German Egg noodles with fried onions and bacon, topped and baked with Swiss and Parmesan cheese. Of course you can make your own noodles, but I shortcut and purchase them at Walmart.
Hoping to have inspired you to do some creative cooking and I’m willing to share my recipes if you want.