The RV Chronicles — There’s no place like our (tiny) home (Recipe: Grilled Summer Squash)

It’s been about a year since I began chronicling the exploits of my so-called temporary life in a recreational vehicle. If you’re among my faithful 17 readers, you’re aware of pretty much every frustration I’ve experienced here — from showering in a microwave-sized tub to being bored and quite lonely.

Those daily doldrums, though, have mostly evaporated.

Monday was laundry day, as I quickly learned following 10 hours at the office and a 45 minute stop-and-go commute.

‘Bullshit!’ my wife’s voice boomed, as I opened the flimsy metal door of our RV. ‘I found a towel, these socks and two shirts! I didn’t move down here to be your maid!’

And then it hit me … in a most excellent way.

With the recent arrival of Catherine and the boy, The Jimmy Rockford has doubled its occupancy.  And life — aside from the being in the tightest of quarters — has returned to our normal.

At last.


There’s no place like home, and sometimes that includes the food. Sure, I love going out to eat (just see my Yelp account), and having done some traveling this month, I’ve eaten on foreign tables more times than I can count. — This quick and easy Grilled Summer Squash is a great homecoming side or meal. I used the patty pan variety, but the recipe/technique works just the same for yellow or zucchini squash.

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Grilled Summer Squash

Grilled Summer Squash —

Grilled Summer Squash — A simple and delicious side

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Grilled Summer Squash
Grilled Summer Squash — A simple and delicious side
Recipe type: Vegetable
Serves: 5
  • About 3 lbs. – Summer squash
  • 1 TB – Neutral oil (vegetable, canola, grapeseed, etc.)
  • 2 tsp – Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp – Black pepper
  1. Trim the squash of the ends and stems, then cut in half lengthwise (if using yellow or zucchini) -or- in half or thirds horizontally (if using a round squash such as patty pan).
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then toss in a large bowl or zip-close bag with oil.
  3. Preheat grill to its hottest setting.
  4. Cook squash for about 6 minutes on one side, then flip.
  5. Turn grill to lowest setting and cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
Feel free to add other vegetables, such as grape tomatoes and sweet peppers.



  1. Kris Swank says:

    So happy life is closer to normal than last year….Hope all goes well from here on out!!! And the grilled squash looks good….

  2. Mmmmmm………… these look delicious! I think it’s sweet that you are all in the Jimmy Rockford for a while – it’s fun to be all cuddled up for a while!

    • adamjholland says:

      Thank you, Kelli. It should be mentioned that the boy, as I discovered last night, has not been wearing socks with his shoes. Did I mention that we live in a tiny space? 😉

  3. So glad you’ve got your family back, Adam. Meditation might help you all deal with the close quarters!

    • adamjholland says:

      I love me some meditation, Eda. I’ve never tried doing it in a Prius, but that’s about my only space these days.

  4. ohgoodness 45 minute stop and go commute? I’m so spoiled, my work is exactly 7 minutes from my house with 3 stoplights that are sometimes menacing. But, so glad you’re all together again. I’m going to have to check out yelp, and will find you on Instagram.

    • adamjholland says:

      It’s 45 minutes on a good day, Lea Ann. Thank goodness for Sirius/XM and a working air conditioner. Let’s do hook up on Yelp and Instagram. 🙂

  5. Squash on the grill is one of my favorites! We’re in the middle of what we used to call a heat wave in the olden days but I understand that now it’s called a heat dome. Whatever anyone wants to call it, it’s too hot to use the stove so these a definitely grilling days.

    God love ya for all staying sane in tight quarters.

  6. Just inherited three yellow squash.
    I had not thought about grilling them but now that is what’s for dinner tomorrow after work.
    They would be good dipped in a good aioli I think.
    Freaking aye…. now I am hungry……
    Keep the stories and recipes coming Adam. They ain’t no bull shit. 🙂 Leaving your clothes on the floor does qualify however.

    • adamjholland says:

      LOL. Thanks, Jill. Don’t tax your time with a fancy mayo. Squash are excellent with butter, salt and pepper. (And that ain’t no BS!) 😉

  7. Simple is sometimes the best. Often times. Enjoy the coziness! I applaud your fortitude! I just spent four nights with three other family members in a double-queen room. Not recommended……

  8. Kathryn @ anotherfoodieblogger says:

    Grilled squash is great! I like to brush on some good-quality Italian dressing when I grill it then slap on some fresh-grated Parmesan cheese in the last few minutes.


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