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    06-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Smile Food ideas for camping?

This weekend, I'm going camping for my first time ever!
(Well, the first time since I was 2 years old)
I was wondering if anyone out there had any good, relatively simple camp friendly recipes?
We'll of course have hotdogs, marshmallows, and smores, but I'd love to have some more ideas!
We'll have a cooler, a grill, and a campfire.
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    06-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Green Broke
We make hobo packets. We are Boy Scout campers, so we do this a lot. A square of foil, your chosen veggies, a chicken breast some seasoning and Worcester sauce and a pat of butter and you wrap it up and put it in the coals till its done. We use sliced potatoes, green beans, bell pepper, onion and mushrooms in ours.
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    06-28-2012, 09:21 PM
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I remember those! Or just do potatoes in the coals, same way.

I have a cast iron dutch oven and I pride myself on being able to cook darn near anything on a camp fire. When my dad and I used to go Sea Kayaking, I'd make clam chowder and blackberry cobbler, from the items we foraged. Does that make your mouth drool?

But, pancakes work pretty well. And chili is good and easy to heat up (tho there's the "bean" factor to think about).
    06-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Mmmm hobo packets sound like something I'll have to try!

Ugh blackberry cobbler....soooo good.

I regret posting this thread, because it made me super hungry and I want to make all this food right now!
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    06-28-2012, 09:28 PM
We would always cook our breakfast in a cast-iron skillet over the fire. We would cook the bacon first and then cook our eggs and potatoes in the bacon grease. I swear those were the best breakfasts I've ever eaten.
    06-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Green Broke
Now if you have a cast iron Dutch oven I've got a whole binder of recipes. Cobbler is so easy with a can of peaches a stick of butter and a box of yellow cake mix. Chili in cast iron, stew, I can make biscuits or cornbread.
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    06-28-2012, 09:32 PM
We call them Hobo Dinners around here! But you can also fix breakfast items that way as well- as long as you don't mind your bacon and eggs smushed together =)
    06-28-2012, 09:34 PM
We just got back from camping for 4 nights. We always eat well when camping! Corn on the cob is easy to throw on the fire. Just remember to soak it first and turn it every 5 minutes or so. Simple but so yummy. We always make stroganoff because it tastes so good but is easy to make. It's also easy to just have marinated meat. We put chicken breasts in a baggie with marinade and had it on the third day. That chicken was so flavorful.

Last night we made quinoa with diced tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. It was so good we are going to make it again at home.

If you are creative then, like tinyliny, you can make almost everything. I've made coffeecake crumble and johnny cakes in dutch ovens too. So worth lugging a cast iron pan around!
    06-29-2012, 01:04 AM
When I was in girl scouts, we would bring personal bags of fritos and then add chili, cheese, etc. SUPER YUMMY and easy!
    06-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Marinated skewers are good, I second the hobo dinners and potatoes in the coals ideas (use em every trip ;) ) the corn on the cob is also awesome. Anything you can prepare beforehand is usually helpful, and you never know when a utensil may be helpful. Stir frys tend to be easy too. Just cut everything up, put it in a baggie and throw it in with whatever seasoning when your ready to cook. I learned how to make weedroot soup once. I don't recommend that though.
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