This summer has gone so quickly for me. For you too? Some of my friend’s kids are already back in school, and even though we aren’t going to start til early September, I’m already thinking I need to get going on some planning. But before then, we’re going to try to fit just a bit more camping in. Just so you don’t think I’m a super-hero for camping with 6 kids, my version of camping these days includes a travel trailer with a bathroom and a microwave, so I’m pretty spoiled. But we did our share of tent camping when our kiddos were little enough to be crawling around in the dirt and trying to eat all the interesting tidbits they found on the ground.
This evening I’ve been on Pinterest, looking for some fun new ideas for camping food, and I thought you might enjoying the ideas that caught my eye as most likely to be fun and affordable to do with my clan.
I’ve seen this tacos-in-a-bag idea before, but we haven’t tried it yet.
This caramel apple pie made in a dutch oven looks beyond fabulous.
I definitely want to try doing at least a meal or two in a foil packet over the fire. Here’s a potato sausage version that looks yummy for either breakfast or dinner. I’m leaning toward doing it at breakfast, because a fire at 6PM is sometimes a bit more heat than is welcome on a summer day, whereas there tends to be a bit of coolness still in the morning. My kids will love putting together their own concoctions. I think I’ll cook the potatoes and sausage ahead of time so that really they only need to heat it over the fire.
If you need some help putting together a food list for a camping trip that you’re planning, check out this helpful article. I’m seriously thinking about springing for a few of these camp cookers. You butter bread, place a slice into the cooker, add a layer of whatever filling you want, then top with another slice of buttered bread, then cook it in the fire. Maybe you’d like a grilled ham and swiss sandwich, or BBQ’d chicken with peppers, cheese, and onions, cream cheese and grape jelly, Nutella, or even apple pie filling. There are so many possibilities. And again, this type of cooking lets kids put together can eat what they want. Usually the rule around here is ‘you get what you get and don’t pitch a fit’, but why not make an exception when camping?
If you camp with your family, I’d love to hear your favorite easy and affordable food ideas.