cooking while camping

@indywahm (808)
United States
June 9, 2007 9:45am CST
we are planning a camping trip for next weekend and I was wondering how i should cook and what should i cook. we do have a little propane stove and i think the site has grill.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
10 Jun 07
Hi, You can always roast some meat of your choice, and use it for sandwiches, or cut them up during your stay at camp and make a meat casserole adding a few veges and some powdered gravy for thickening, you can cook something from home for your first night there. I love camping and i really like the idea of cooking when camping, I use my big imagination and come up with some really tasty smokey food when camping with family LOL...
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Jun 07
OOOH, this is something we do every years. Our propane stove has a grill for pots etc. We carry a cast iron griddle and a couple of small pans. We can scramble eggs, heat up those brown and serve sausages and even make pancakes the first few days. We put frozen foods in a cooler and cold things atop and then ice atop all. That way we can eat what we want and things stay cold enough like eggs, and milk and such. Bacon can be taken and canned soup and beans. Frozen veges are a favorite of ours as well as beef stew in the can. We buy amish bread and have the meal that way. Butter keeps well in the cooler too. You can have a feast with planning and a good cooler.. Ours keeps ice for 5 days. Less if you open it often. We did only in morning when cool and evening meal. That is a good way to keep tummys happy and money in your pocket. Good luck!
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Whatever you decide to cook during your trip, make a menu before you go as it will help you to remember things you need for the dishes (spices, butter, a particular serving utensil etc). I'm guessing from your avatar that you are camping with kids? Just like at home, try to only have one 'new' food per meal. If your kids haven't had fish before & you want to have some grilled while camping, make sure the side dishes are tried & true kid-favorites. Hungry, picky, cranky kids at home can be easily ignored; they'll drive you mental if they get like that while your camping lol. As to food ideas- whip up some pasta, potato and/or fruit salads before you leave home. It'll save time cooking at the site and should you have a rain day it will come in especially handy to have some ready-to-eat foods. Consider forming burger into patties before you leave, as washing your hands at home is easier than at the site. Ka-bobs are great for over the grill cooking. Pick up a package of skewers, cut up a your preferred meat & some veggies and cook until done over coals- again I would do the prep work at home if I could. Hope your trip is fun & relaxing for everyone :)