Camping is one of our family's favorite summer pastimes. We get to commune with nature and spend quality time together - sans TV and cellphones (we have a no plugged in rule while on our camping adventures).
And of course, one of the highlights of our trip is always campfire dinners. We plan these way in advance, because once you're in the woods...you're in the woods, and i've yet to see a 7-11 out there. Yet, another lesson on planning for meals on the go.
Here are a few tips when planning for meals while at camp:
Dry Goods - Try to make meals surrounding items that don't need refrigeration. One of our favs in campfire baked potatoes. Take your spuds, wrap them in tin foil. Place them next to the roaring fire. About 30-40 minutes late you have an awesomely smokey baked potato. Top with a slice of cheese and you have a protein, carb packed dinner. Perfect for the energy you'll need the next day for hiking, biking or fishing.
Don't Forget Your Tools - The perfect pair of tongs will do you good. Make sure they are long, so you don't have to get too close to the fire. Make sure to pack tin foil and any other paper goods that will make your job as campfire chef easier.
Water, water, water - Not only enough to drink, but enough to cook with. You'll need it to boil for coffee, boil pasta or more.
Multi-use Items - If you're gonna bring perishables, make sure you can use them for two meals. Like cheese for your baked potatoes and your sandwiches the next day.
Moms, share your best camp recipes here!