Our family is planning a camping trip for early October. I am looking for suggestions for meals that are simple but delicious. I am tired of the same old things – hamburgers, chicken, etc. We will be cooking on the campfire. There will be 9 of us, so cooking for a crowd will be important. Thanks!
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Sounds like a good time is going to be had by all.
If you’d put “KOA campfire cooking” in your search site such as Google or which one you use….you’ll be amazed at what comes up for recipes.
On September 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm
Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:
One of our family favorites for camping was always what we call Goulash
I would precook the macaroni ‘al dente’ and rinse, drain and oil it and pack in ziptop baggies. Sometimes I even took pre-chopped onion. Easy to put together and the pre-cooked pasta saved time, water, and fuel at the campsite. Warm and filling. Beef or venison stew was another favorite. Hobo meals – meat and veggies sealed in foil packets and cooked in the coals. Sausage gravy for breakfast with fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. An online search will also give you neat ideas like wrapping canned biscuits around sticks to cook over the fire, and ‘ziploc’ omelets.
On September 23, 2010 at 5:35 am
On September 25, 2010 at 11:46 am
We do hobo packets sometimes when camping too. I have a Lodge brand dutch oven that I’ve also used to make Brunswick stew over the campfire. Another alternative to burgers/hotdogs are bratwurst. I boil them in beer for a few minutes and then we grill them…serve in a bun with mustard…have some sauerkraut and applesauce…voila Octoberfest at your campsite.
On October 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm
Sorry I missed this when you needed it, but here’s a really good idea I read about and we tried when we went camping in early Oct. too., and froze! But this was easy and tasty. I bought one of those salads in a bag at the grocery. This one was a Ceasar salad kit and included croutons, shaved parmesan, dressing and some extra seasoning, and each was individually wrapped inside the bag of lettuce. At camp, you simply open the bag of lettuce and dump everything in, cinch it closed and shake it up. Voila, no dishes involved either! One bag was plenty for 3 of us.
On November 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm