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I have a few camping tips for cooking. I also would love it if you will share some of your recipes you have. It is always nice to get tips on food they are hard to find for camping.
We bought a Pie Iron and this little pie maker is great. I guess what a lot of people do is buy one for each person in their family. This way you can each cook maybe one meal with everyone cooking something different. What I would love is the recipe for pizza because I have heard it is great!
There are recipes on the inside cover of the pie iron for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You can also go to http://www.pieiron.com/ for recipes.
On the night before you leave, have a leftover night if possible. Everyone has something left over from another night they like. This helps to avoid bringing home a lot of food you usually have to toss. As each person can just chose something they like leftover from dinner two nights before.
One other thing we bought (I can not for the life of me remember the name but I will describe it as best I can):
It is a lot like a grill, however it works a little differently.
I hope this helps somebody I know a lot of people know about these things but when we first started camping we did not know much and it worked on the we learn as we go principle. Talk about your good times! Well the time is coming soon. Have fun camping this summer, I know I can not wait!
By Darlene from Fairview, PA
By Babbie from LemonGrove, CA
Whenever we head to our camper, I always make a couple batches of homemade, dry pancake mix in a ziplock. I will also write on a small piece of paper the wet ingredients needed to finish the pancake batter inside the ziplock, so I know exactly what extra ingredients I will need come breakfast time. I never use mix from a box and already having the dry ingredients waiting for me saves me time in the morning, when I have to feed my hungry crew.
Source: I thought of this myself as I am not a morning person and needed something to help me get breakfast on the table faster and easier when camping.
By LisaE from WI
There are a few basic cardinal rules when it comes to food safety. These rules will keep you and your family on the right track and help avoid a trip to the emergency room for food poisoning.
For camping, my husband (who is Chinese) and I only took a small wok, camping stove and one pot for cooking equipment.
Tips for cooking when camping. Post your tips.
When cooking over an open camp fire, place a stick or one strand of spaghetti across the top of pot to keep it from boiling over.
Crack eggs into a jar or container and store in fridge or cooler. You don't have to worry about broken shells and will save on space because you have no cardboard container.
This tip is for use when camping outdoors. Get a ziplock bag, add a few eggs (w/o shell) into the bag, add shredded cheese, chopped onions, etc., whatever you like in your omelets.
Instead of throwing away plastic coffee cans, wash them out and store them. Then when you are going camping use them to fill up with: flour, sugar, noodles, rice, cereal and other dry goods.
Camping is a great family time but you always don't have lots of room for cooking and storage. I make what we call a bag salad.
Use canning rings to make round egg patties for egg sandwiches. Just put a canning jar ring on your skillet, add the egg contents inside the ring and cook until the egg has solidified. Apply a little cooking oil to the ring to prevent sticking.
These are my favorite potatoes for the summer! My mom used to make them when we were little! I have found that when going camping or if I am going to be busy and will not have time later.
I plan meals ahead of time for my camping trip, buying any food Items I can on sale and freezing meat. I also prepare and freeze some items to save on the amount of ice I'll need to buy and the room needed to put in ice while still keeping the food safe to eat.
If you organize your meals by measuring ingredients ahead of time you can save yourself a lot of time. It makes meal preparation a snap and ensures that you don't pack a lot of extra ingredients.
This is a page about camping food ideas. There are several things to consider when choosing the best foods to take on a camping trip.
This is a page about camp cooking with tealights. Depending on the type of camping you like to do, there may be several methods that work well for cooking your meals.
This page contains camping recipes. Good food is always appreciated when you are staying out of doors.