Friday, July 31, 2009

Camping

When I think of summer I always have a fleeting thought of camping. It is not what I want to do all summer but I have to go at least once. As a child, camping was the "roughing" it way. But, as an adult, I do not want to rough it. But my kids want to the experience, so we compromise. In about a week we are heading to a state campground and staying in a small cabin, last year it was a yurt. It still has communal bathrooms, fire pits, sleeping bags, but I get a roof that will not leak and a mattress!!!

Anyway I am trying to think of some good recipes that I can do most of the prep at home and then cook fast onsite. I am leaning towards kabobs and potato foil packets for one dinner and then hotdogs and potato salad for another dinner. But I would love some other ideas. What do you do for camping dinners? I want easy, easy to prepare and easy to clean up. I have checked websites but I want the foods my friends and family make that have been tried and are make agains.

Do you have any other camping family secrets?

4 comments:

The Theisen Twosome said...

When we went camping my friend Jen made these Hawaiian chicken packets in foil and they were so good. I think we marinaded the meat in a teriyaki type sauce. Then at the campsite she put a little bit of rice on the bottom then the chicken pieces, pineapple, green peppers, and onions. They were really good. I will ask her for the recipe though. So you know exactly how she did it.

red-headed Wilson's said...

That would be great!

momaof4 said...

We do beef stroganoff....easy.
Cook the meat before we leave and then it is just two pots. and good

rhullet said...

I do fajitas. I cook the chicken before I leave and all I have to do is slice peppers and onions and heat on stove.