By Judy Robinson
5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas on a Camping Adventure
Those who love outdoor adventures such as bonfires, picnics, and camping, know the stress of satisfying food cravings. The tiresome journeys trigger hunger but unlike other luxury getaways, arranging food at campsites is difficult. The most significant limitation of preparing food for camp outings is to keep it smooth and simple without compromising on taste and menu. You cannot live on a pack of instant noodles or nachos throughout your camping trip.
Good food is not only an energy booster, but it also helps enhance your travel or outing experience. If you have a creative menu and a well-planned preparation system, you can use food preparation as a fun activity while on your camping adventure. With some advance preparation, your food plan won’t blow your budget out of proportion.
Here are five food ideas that will ensure that your camping meal plan is scrumptious and easy to prepare.
Mac n Cheese
One of the easiest, tastiest and the most pocket-friendly camping meal is Mac n Cheese. It is one of those meals that you will primarily prepare in advance at home. This means that you only need to heat it on an outdoor grill for a few minutes and it will be all ready to eat.
You need to get a few pie tins from a local grocery store and spray them with a non-stick cooking spray. This will keep your food from sticking to the container. Now prep up your macaroni and boil them with Soy sauce, Chili Garlic Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese and salt and pepper to taste. If you have a thing for spices, add pepper, red chili flakes and Oregano too. Add milk to keep the macaroni from sticking together. Once boiled, drain your macaroni and let it cool down. Dish out your Mac n Cheese in portions in separate pie containers and seal them with an aluminum foil. It is recommended to spray the foil with the non-stick spray too.
Let the coals burn at your camping site. Place a cooling rack or a grill over the coals and let them heat the pie tins for 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure you do not overheat or burn them. Serve immediately.
Anything potatoes make the most exciting snack for camping and weekend getaways. Nothing is more satisfying than a filling potatoes snack after a swim in the lake or a long hike in the mountains. You will require aluminum foil, sliced potatoes, diced onions, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, butter or margarine and salt and pepper to taste.
Layer the ingredients over a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap the foil properly. Spray the foil with a nonstick cooking spray. Now heat the campfire and place a grill on top. Cook for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes get soft.
Cornmeal Pancakes For Breakfast
Pancakes can make a wholesome filling breakfast on your camping trip. As a bonus, they are super easy to cook if you prepare the pancake mix beforehand.
You will need cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Put all the dry ingredients in a container such as a mason jar and shake well. At the campsite, take a mixing bowl, add two eggs and whisk them well.
In a separate bowl, combine milk, your dry ingredient mix, whisked egg and butter and mix them well. Place a griddle over the campfire and grease it with butter. Once the griddle is heated, pour the mix on the griddle and make pancakes until you run out of the mix.
Nachos and cheese are delicious snacks that you can add in your meal plan if you are on a family camping trip. To prepare cheesy nachos, mix chopped chili and pepper with salsa. You can buy salsa off the rack and use that too. Place a Dutch oven over your campfire and add nachos, salsa and stir it well. Throw in some cheese on top. Cook for a few minutes and serve.
You can use this super simple recipe for breakfast or a snack. The best thing is that it needs no fancy preparations. Just buy a ready dough from the grocery store. Toll it flat and cut it into strips. Wrap the dough strips around a wooden stick and cook it over a campfire. Your breadsticks are ready. Prepare a mayo dip, a ranch sauce or any sauce to your liking and enjoy the snack.
If you are looking for a romantic vibe in your canvas bell tent, take a camping stove along. These stoves are available in different sizes to meet your specific needs.
So there you have 5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas – thank you for reading!