Boxing and Unboxing

Our first load to the storage unit for this year …

It may not look like much but you'd be surprised many boxes and bags we squished in there

It may not look like much but you’d be surprised many boxes and bags we squished in there

… and then we moved more empty boxes into the house to fill up …

It may not look like much but you'd be surprised many flattened boxes we squished in there

It may not look like much but you’d be surprised many flattened boxes we squished in there

… and then …

… for a while now I’ve been subscribing to newsletters, YouTube channels, blogs, etc, created by people in the RV-ing community. The amount of things we’ve learned about RV-ing in general, maintenance and fixing things ourselves, how our travel trailer is put together and what we have to do to keep it together, has truly been an education worthy of a high-falutin’ degree of some sort.

One of those newsletters, RV Travel, has a weekly giveaway. I enter, just because I can, and let’s face it, if you don’t play you don’t win, and last week I won …

A box within a box!

A box within a box!

… an air fryer!

At this point I had no idea what an air fryer was …

Ok then, it's a plastic ... um ... thingy

Ok then, it’s a plastic … um … thingy

After opening up everything and removing all sorts of interesting bits …

Still none-the-wiser

Still none-the-wiser

Time to read the instructions … chop up a couple of potatoes, toss ’em in a bit of oil and herbs, into the pot-thingy they go … turn it on and see what happens …

Voilà! Widder-fries!

Voilà! Widder-fries!

They didn’t taste half bad either.

We’re not sure yet if we’ll take it with us or put it into storage, but we’re going to experiment with a few recipes over the next few weeks and see how it works out.

29 comments on “Boxing and Unboxing

  1. The Universe just handed you an air fryer and you’re even CONSIDERING putting it into storage? I understand they’re great for lots of things. Try some first – it even looks small enough for your RV!

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    • Widdershins says:

      Bwhahahahaha 😀 … Philistines, we are! 😀 … we’re not fried food eaters, so we aren’t driven to replace ‘oil-fried’, with ‘air-fried’, but we will experiment with it … besides, who doesn’t love a new toy to play with? 😀

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      • I thought the whole point of the air fryer was to get a LOT of the taste and crispiness of fried food (French fries – yum – sweet potato fries – yum) with a very small amount of fat.

        You’ve got me drooling.

        And yes, new toy. We grownups don’t get enough of those.

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  2. Ian Hutson says:

    Ah what memories what ,memories from nineteen hundred and sixty-three while late that same year this golden goody blast from the past by THE CRYSTALS… Sorry, went off on a tangent there. Your packing brings back memories of my ex-housing. Sixty foot shipping container down to a small cupboard storage down to the boat – and I still have too much stuff! A weird mix of emotions involved.

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  3. That was worth persevering with

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  4. quiall says:

    I know you can’t see me but I’m shuddering in horror. Distant memories of packing and unpacking and I did not like it. You seem far more organized than I ever was. I hear air fryers are an exceptionally healthy way to eat and can do some tasty things to friends boots. I said foods! Honest I did! When I saw with the computer typed I could not resist sharing. Welcome to my world. I look forward to hearing how your experimenting goes.

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    • Widdershins says:

      ‘Friends boots’!!! Hee, hee, hee 😀 … we’ve never been big on fried foods anyway, so after we play with it for a while it’ll probably go into storage. 🙂

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  5. Willow Croft says:

    I know. I got an air fryer once as a holiday gift, and even though I have recipes I have saved to try out, I’m still a little on the “what’s it for” side. Ha!

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  6. selizabryangmailcom says:

    It’s funny that you say, “It may not look like it…”
    It looks like it to me, lol !! It looks stuffed to the gills from the back shot. Good packing! 🙂

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    • Widdershins says:

      Thanks 😀 …
      Every time we drop a load off we rearrange the unit so every little crook and nanny is filled. 🙂 … I’m taking photos at every stage and when it’s done I’ll upload one of those montage thingy’s.
      I think I’ve got the hang of creating them in the video editing software I’m jousting with. 🙂

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  7. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Editing software! Oooh ! ! !

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  8. Whoot! whoot! on getting the air fryer. I wonder about their versatility. We no longer have a working oven and two working burners. Who knows when we’ll get a new range, the way we put things off. Slowly by slowly, before you know it, on the road you and the Missus are.

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    • Widdershins says:

      We’ve experimented a bit with it, but it’s not a priority right now … see if you can get one at a thrift store and experiment. 😀
      Might I be so bold as to highly recommend getting an induction hob. They’re super efficient, both cooking-wise and energy-wise. Our oven is on its way out and it only has three working rings in its cooktop bit.
      I suspect that once we’re out of here the owner is going to have to shell out some impressive amounts of moolah to being this old gal up to specs. We manage with a whole bunch of workarounds, but new tenants aren’t going to put up with what needs to be fixed for long.
      P.S. about the hob, you will need steel bottomed cookware though. anything that a magnet sticks to will be OK. 🙂

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  9. acflory says:

    I have to say I love gadgets, but my pantry is half full of gadgets that are more effort than they’re worth. -sigh- As for chips, I just stick frozen chips in the oven when we want a treat.
    Speaking of food and cooking though, how are you two going to manage the 3 meals a day plus snacks problem? Camp oven? Small gas-burner stove? Other?

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    • Widdershins says:

      We love our gadgets too, but space, and weight is a premium … the stove-and-oven in the trailer is fueled by propane. We also have a small propane BBQ for outdoor yumminess. Depends on where we are, time of year, etc, we’ll be able to do some campfire cooking, which can’t be beat. 😀

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      • acflory says:

        Oh that’s good. I should have realised you’d have all the bases covered. lol Can’t imagine Mrs Widds not doing any baking for the next who-knows-how-many-years!
        I don’t like camping so I won’t envy you that, but the travelling around…mmm…yes, I will envy that.

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  10. Congrats on winning the air fryer. We have one that looks like a toaster oven and we use it almost every day to make roasted veggies or fry up chicken or chops. Those fries don’t look too bad at all. Yum.

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  11. alisendopf says:

    Lucky you!!! I’ve heard such good things about these. They seem ideal for an RV. I have a campervan and now you’ve given me a great idea. There’s only so much you can cook on a stove, so be able to oven something??? Yum!

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