On Monday, I complained about my experiences with bland camp food and shared a recipe of one of the more successful meals I had camping.
Pat Resende of Woodinville wrote Patch to share her experiences with making scrumptious camping meals. She wrote:
Annie, I used to agree with you. Then I discovered Dutch oven cooking and everything changed. We just got back from spending a week at Moran State Park on Orcas Island, a journey we've made every summer for the past 17 years. Some of our meals were:
- Breakfast - Strata with sausage & onions, hashbrowns, cheese, eggs, and a biscuit topping,
- Breakfast - Fresh blueberry pancakes (made from scratch), bacon
- Breakfast - French toast with sausage
- Breakfast - Bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits with butter and jam
- Dinner - Grilled cheeseburgers with coleslaw and homemade-from-scratch baked beans,
- Dinner - Tamale Pie with Caesar salad
- Dinner - Pie iron pizzas (admittedly not my fave, but husband and kids just love them) with salad and corn on the cob
- Desserts - peach and cherry cobblers, triple chocolate cake
I spend about 20 minutes prep for a meal, about 30 minutes actual cooking time, and (with two people working) about 20 minutes cleanup time.
I can cook literally anything in a Dutch oven that can be cooked in the oven at home, including casseroles and desserts. The secret is preparation -- I prepare absolutely everything I can at home so assembly at camp is a breeze. I'm attaching a few pics from our recent trip.
One of the things we love most about camping is the food!
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