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Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Sep 28, 2002.
Any ideas for meals to serve while camping that can be done over the camp fire?
I'd try Lasagne or veal cordon bleu.
Actually it depends on what kind of equipment you have...such as a stand that holds a frying pan or grille over the fire, etc. etc.
A real simple one that I like is sausage (the northern kind in a long casing) roasted on a stick just like you would a hot dog except it takes longer to get done. Then you can eat it in a hot dog roll or just plain. Also on a stick you can do chunks of chicken, although it tends to be dry.
A rack over the fire opens up all sorts of good things like steak for dinner and bacon and eggs for breakfast. Also you can then cook baked beans or boil potatoes (or potatos if Dan Quayle is camping with you).
Here's a couple of sites that have some ideas:
Thank you for those websites. They were very helpful.
Saggy, I recommend the Girl Scout dinner, which is meat and vegetables packed with spices and veggies, such as potatoes and carrots, wrapped in foil. A snap to make and cook. Believe me, as a former Boy Scout leader, I've done it.
Some tricks we found as a family:
1. Scramble, but don't cook, eggs ahead of time; pack them in Zip-lock bags and freeze. They make good temporary ice, take up very little room, and cook up just fine. They also don't break that way!
2. If you are doing a skillet meal, try 'scrambled hamburger' -- cook up hamburger meat and break apart as it cooks. Add whatever vegetables you want and cream of something soup. Very filling, very good. (This is another one that can be done ahead of time, cooked, frozen, and thawed out and reheated in the skillet).
3. Bring powdered mixes for drinks. The kids loved Tang.
Just a few more ideas...
Here's my favorite.....
1/2 breast of chicken
2 cut up Red potatos, with skins
2 big mushrooms
some fresh corn & peas
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp of spice of your choice. I use a spicy one, like Emeril's
Wrap in tin foil & place in cooler, in a tupperware container, to keep out of ice.
At campsite, build a fire, get it going good for about an hour, then seperate some of the big coals into another, seperate pit. Get a lot of good, red embers, over about 2 square feet. Then put a handful or two of dirt on the coals, in a concentrated area. This will keep the foil from burning. Put the foil on the dirt, and with tongs, turn every 10 miniutes, or so. Do this for about 45 minuites, or 'till the taters are soft.
Why is it that food always tastes better at the campsite?
Saggy, if you want some real fun, try dutch oven baking, like devil's food cake with cherry pie filling.
Devil's food cake with cherry pie filling. Yum.
You know. At our last camp out, Andrew (my wannabe man) had me help him cook a dutch oven cake, but it was like a dump cake. We used yellow cake mix and fruit cocktail
I willhave to try the devil's food cake and cherry pie filing this time.
An iron skillet over a fire and bacon and eggs. A can of pork'n beans on the fire. Potatoes oiled and rolled double in reynolds wrap, put in the fire to cook.
Corn on the cob soaked for about a week in a bucket of water with husks left on, thrown on a grill wrack over fire to cook.
Hot dogs...marshmellows....pre cooked pots of stew or chili or ham and beans to heat over campfire.
Pork steaks..steaks....grilled fresh fish.
Just some things we have done.
If you have a dutch oven and stove, try this:
Cut up potatoes and onions (lots of onions) and slow-fry them in vegetable oil. When the potatoes are done, slice up hot dogs or smoked sausage, cover and let steam.
Serve with canned baked beans (Bush's are best).
Easy and makes a lot of food.
HAve you tried MRE'S? (meals ready to eat from the military) They are amazingly good, easy beyond words when camping involves hiking. And light weight.
I was amazed. When I camp, I like to take a cooler and steaks, etc. But in the mountains, the MRE is a really fine option.
(Beef Noodle is a favorite; comes with a mini bottle of tobasco)