While I love to prepare a veritable feast while camping, I didn't go all out this time. I wasn't sure how the twins would feel about the whole thing, so we decided to go the simple route. The next trip will be better, especially after talking to a friend about the strawberry pie she made for camping, which, sadly, got smushed under various heavy groceries her significant other later placed on top of the pie in the ice chest. Too sad. Certainly an inspiration, but I will learn from her mistakes. I digress. Back to the point. Here's the menu. It's simple, yet satisfying and the family didn't complain.
Day One: (Arrived at lunch time)
-Chili beans cooked over a propane burner
-Cut-up cucumbers with lime and salt
-Homemade chocolate granola bars (click HERE for a post on this)
-Fire-baked potatoes with vegan butter and sour cream (for the omnis)(Recipe below) OR
-Tin foil dinners with potatoes, carrots, and sandwich meat (click HERE for a post on this)
-Mandarin oranges and bananas
-Breakfast burritos made with potatoes, cheese, sandwich meat and eggs (recipe below)
-Homemade brown sugar cinnamon instant oatmeal (click HERE for a post on this)
-Rehydrated dried soup, the kind that comes in styrofoam containers to which you just add water
-Chocolate granola bars
-Chocolate granola bars
-Canned chicken noodle soup
-Crackers or chips
-Breakfast burritos (the same as on day two)OR
-Homemade chocolate chip instant oatmeal
(We cleaned up camp and left the grounds at around 11:30 AM.)
Now for the recipes...
Potato toppings, such as butter, sour cream, chives, salt, pepper, bacon bits, broccili, you name it
Step 1: Wrap potato in aluminum foil
Step 2: Place potatoes in the coals of a camp fire, like so...
(It really doesn't matter of there's lots of fire all around them.)
...then cover with more wood so they will be exposed on both sides to the heat.
Step 3: After about 45 minutes, test for doneness by sticking a fork in them. It probably won't be done, but if the fork goes in all the way to the center easily, it's finished cooking. It will probably actually take more than an hour for the potatoes to bake completely.
Step 4: Don't worry about removing the aluminum foil, just cut right through it and the potato skin, add your toppings and enjoy!
(I don't give exact measurements of the ingredients here, because it really doesn't matter!)
Step 1: Cut up potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, dice onions, and grate cheese.
Step 2: Pour cooking oil on frying pan, then cook potatoes and onions until done, stirring often.
Step 3: With heat still on, stir in and cook eggs until done. Salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4: Turn off heat and sprinkle cheese on top of potato mixture.
Step 5: Warm tortillas over a flame, place potato mixture in the center of a tortilla, add salsa, roll up and enjoy!
Hopefully the next camping trip menu plan will be much more exciting! Stick around!
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