In order to have a really great and successful campout, previously you have to plan your camping menu. When you are going to outside, you are highly active and so your body’s need for food and fluid will increase. To feel energetic during campout, adequate fluids and nourishing food will help you. Camp food should be easy to prepare, nutritious and lightweight especially if you are backpacking. Camp out can be planned at any venue from a backyard to a park. Easy campout meals include hot dogs and hamburgers with beans. Also, you can include tacos using ground meat pre cooked and warmed up in a pot over the fire.
Some Tips for Camp out Meal:
- When cooking around campfires and charcoal keep in mind proper safety procedures – safety first!
- Welding gloves or oven mitts may be used to pull foil packs from coals when done to protect hands.
- Do not use dollar-store or off-brand aluminum foil for this recipe – it will tear and leave someone unhappy as their meal ends up in the fire!
- Onions and fresh garlic can be added, but should be used minimally as they will flavor the entire foil pack very easily.
- Hard vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and potatoes must be thinly sliced to ensure that they cook through.
- If using chicken, try marinating the meat beforehand in Italian salad dressing or oil and vinegar for added flavor.
- If using chicken, par-boil chicken before inserting in foil pack to ensure that chicken gets done.
- Noodles can be added if desired – only a small amount, such as a handful, is needed.
- For those who are lactose intolerant, use Country Crock or Margarine in place of butter. Other vegetables can be used as well, such as sticks of celery or a handful of cabbage, to maintain moisture.
- For vegetarians and vegans, olive oil or other oil can be substituted in place of butter and meat omitted easily to satisfy all diets.
- The most commonly needed seasons are salt and pepper, but any variety and combination can be used. Remember, this meal can be fully tailored to individual tastes!
- Any seasonings go well in the foil packs – don’t be afraid to use family favorites!
- Aluminum Foil
- Campfire or Charcoal
- Oven Mitts or Welding Gloves
- 1 Betty Crocker gingerbread mix, mixed according to directions on box
- 1 stick butter
- Cool Whip or Whipped Cream
- 32 oz. jar applesauce (or see variations)
- In dutch oven, place stick of butter and set in hot coals to melt. Carefully watch it to avoid burning.
- According to package directions, mix cake. Plunk applesauce over melted butter and then pour cake batter on top of applesauce.
- On top of hot coals (not flames), place dutch oven and cover it. Bake this for at least 20 minutes but varies depending on how hot the fire is.
- Check it sporadically, and remove from fire when the top of the cake feels springy in the center.
- Finally, garnish it with Cool Whip or whipped cream and serve warm.
- Black Forest Dump Cake: Replace applesauce with cherry pie filling and chocolate fudge cake mix for gingerbread.
- Apple or Peach Dump Cake: Replace canned Apple or Peach pie filling with applesauce and yellow cake mix for gingerbread. You can make variations in this recipe using your favorite ingredients.
Boil in a Bag:
- Plastic zip lock baggies
- 6 slices bacon
- 2-3 eggs
- In frying pan, first brown the bacon until crispy. Then, take off them from frying pan.
- Crumble this into little pieces into sandwich bag.
- Whip the eggs in a bowl and then place in sandwich bag with the bacon.
- Add salt, pepper and butter in to it. Zip the freezer bag or sandwich bag and put into boiling hot water until done.
Campfire pizza Recipe:
- Corn meal
- Frozen pizza dough
- Pepperoni,fish, fungus,pork,etc.
- Any jar sauce
- Grated mozzerella cheese
- 2 paper plates
- Campfire grill rack
- Pizza stone
- Oven mitts (to remove stone from fire when done.)
- A very large spatchula
- On campfire, place grill rack and place pizza stone on top of grill rack.
- Defrost & cut down dough into small balls approximately in the size of a cub scouts fist.
- Place corn meal on paper plate and dough on top of corn meal. Stretch out dough evenly the size of a small pizza.
- On the other paper plate, place more cornmeal. Droop dough over from 1st plate to 2nd plate (the one with all cornmeal on it).
- On dough, place heaping spoonfull of sauce and top with cheese and fixings of choice. Slide dough onto hot pizza stone (with more cornmeal ontop stone,but under pizza) and rotate around stone with spatula a few time to prevent burning and sticking.
- Cook it for 5 min until golden brown crusts. Serve.
Camp Out Trout:
- 4 strips of bacon
- 4 small whole trout, cleaned
- 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lemon
- First oil and preheat grill. Then, slightly cook the bacon in a frying pan, so that it is started to be cooked but still malleable.
- Wash out the trout and pat dry with a paper towel. Then, wrap each trout with a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
- Place a sprig of thyme inside each fish and place trout on grill or in an oiled grill basket.
- Grill them for 5-7 minutes per side depending on the size of the trout.
- The fish are prepared when the meat turns opaque in the center and easily flakes.
- Remove bacon and pinch a little fresh lemon juice over each fish. Serve it.