One of the best things I enjoy about ATV camping is eating. Sometimes I think I eat better in the back country than I do at home. Cooking in the back country is easy if you are prepared. While researching some meals for an upcoming camping trip I found the following article of three camping recipes made easy.
Camping Recipes Made Easy
I love camping out with my family, although at age fifty I find some things can be a chore. Like cooking. Or at least, it used to be until I got smart and found some great new and easy recipes.
I say ‘new’, but I’ve been using the same old recipes for years now because the kids love them and they’re very easy to do. The main secret is preparing at home before you hit the camp site,, then the work you have to is minimal. I hope you try these and love them as much as I do.
Of course, eating fruit is the simplest thing to do, but some mornings you just need something hot, wholesome and filling. This is it!
Half cup of Quickoats, quarter cup low fat powdered milk, teaspoon brown sugar, nuts and raisins to taste.
Mix everything together and put in a baggie. There, that was easy, wasn’t it?
Boil up some water. Empty the contents of the baggie into bowl and pour in two cups of boiling water. Mix and leave for two minutes. Eat. Enjoy.
A farmer’s sausage (about 4″) for each person, a quarter onion, mozzarella cheese and a small potato. A grater. Two squares of tin foil.
Do this one at the camp site, not at home. Split the sausage open and place the onion and mozza inside. Grate the potato onto one of the pieces of foil. Place the sausage on top and wrap. Use the other piece of foil to wrap again with the seam at the opposite side to present leaking.
Place the foil wrap in the embers of a cooling fire for half an hour or on a BBQ for fifteen minutes. Make sure the sausage is cooked through before serving. The juice of the onion will keep the sausage moist.
2lb gorund beef, 8oz spaghetti, jar of spaghetti sauce, herbs to taste, parmesan cheese.
You need to do this one at home. Brown the beef, then drain off fat and liquid. Place on a baking tray and dry in the oven at a medium temperature. When dry and cool, put in a baggie. Spread the jar of sauce out on a tray to dry. When it has the consistency of fruit leather, put it in another baggie. In a third bag, put some oregano, bay leaves, basil, whatever you like, really. You’ll need this as the sauce will have lost flavor in the drying process.
Place the spaghetti on to cook. While it’s doing, add small amounts of water to the beef and sauce until they regain the correct consistency. Drain the spaghetti when it’s done and throw in the sauce and herbs. Mix and serve with parmesan.
So, that’s three easy meals to take on your camping trip with you. Obviously, you won’t want to eat the same things every day, so read on for where you can find some more ideas.
Need more ideas? The Camp Chef still loves camping at the age of fifty and has somehow become the family’s designated cook. Find more great recipes at Easy Camping Recipes