Favorite Food when Camping?

@catherIN (430)
United States
January 23, 2007 12:24am CST
Of course some of my kids would say smores.My youngest daughters really liked it when I popped popcorn over a fire. Corn on the cob roasted over a campfire is pretty good. What foods do you like to eat when you go camping?
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@Lostinoz (145)
• United States
24 Jan 07
During the summer months we keep the fare pretty light with fresh salads, sandwiches, raw vegetables and my kid's favorite, watermelon. For breakfast we would have pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruit, etc. During the winter months we enjoy taking foods that I have canned like vegetable soup and chili. My children really enjoy drinking cocoa around the fire. We also roast hotdogs and marshmallows. I have actually never popped popcorn over the fire with them. I will have to do that! We do use a campstove to cook on most of the time. My husband really enjoys his pot of perked coffee in the mornings. My family just enjoys eating outdoors! It does seem like everything tastes better.
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Popping popcorn over the campfire was alot of fun.The kids got a kick out of it. You do need to be careful not to burn it,though. Just make sure to keep it moving. You will still probably end up with a couple of burnt pieces.But, if you're careful, it will not effect the rest of it.
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I have done Jiffy pop for the kids. It was somewhat difficult to do over the fire. I'd recommend using a camping stove or using some coals. The heat of the fire and the short handle make it a pain. You will burn some. Over at hotdogsticks(com) they sell an awesome popcorn popper made for the fire.
@catherIN (430)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I would think the Jiffy Pop would be difficult over a fire. I use a thing that was made to make popcorn over a fire. It's old,probably an antique. I believe it was used origionally in fireplaces. It has a long handle. There is a screen like basket at the end, with a sliding top. That's where you put the popcorn. I think they still make things like this.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I've got to have my smores when we go camping..lol The first time I made breakfast over the fire I couldnt believe the taste of it. It tasted so much better then being cooked on the stove.. I used a cast iron skillet and made eggs, bacon and fried potatoes.. yummy..
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes, the kids love smores.They like the mess they make,too. Yes, things taste better over the fire.I don't quite know why.But, they do.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I was so amazed that it does taste better on an open fire.. Maybe I need to have a fire pit in my backyard and do the cooking there..lol..Then I can make more of my smores..lol(a big kid at heart)..
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Do you listen to Jeff Foxworthy? When I read your reply,I had a picture of putting my popup camper next to a firepit dug in my back yard.I think that would win Redneck Yard of the week. LOL!
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
31 Jan 07
we like to take some fresh apples chopp on up and then add a pat of butter and some cinnamon. Wrap this all in tin foil and and lay it in the hot coals of the fire. let it cook for about 5-10 minutes. depends on how hot your coals are. this is one of my girls favorites to eat while we camp.
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
1 Feb 07
That sounds like something my youngest kids would love. Seems real easy,too. Easy is good for me.I like being lazy when I camp. Thank you for the recipe.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
2 Feb 07
It is easy and the kids like helping to make it. they especially love throwing it in the coals.
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My daughters' want to try yours the most. They thought it sounded yummy.They want to go camping,now. Never mind there is a bunch of snow on the ground,ha ha. That's why you got best response.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I think that I enjoy camping because the food tastes better. The hot dogs and hambugers taste so much better when you grill them. Maybe its cooking outdoors and away from home that makes them taste better.This is something that everyone should experience at least once in their life.
@catherIN (430)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes, there seems to be a difference. Food does taste better on the grill.But, I think when you cook over an open campfire, it tastes even better. Maybe it is the atmosphere.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Boy this is hard. There are so many great things to make while camping. I think the best one is pudgie pies. We make all sorts.... Pizza, han and cheese, eggs, and we use crescent rolls, flour tortilla shells, bread. The options are just about endless.
@catherIN (430)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Are you talking about the pies that you make with a long handled thing? I can't remember what it's called. You fill the ends with buttered bread and a filling.Then, put it together,so it's sealed. You just hold it over the fire until done. My kids love those. We haven't tried doing eggs in it.Do they cook okay? Do you have to do it anything other than put the egg in? I assume you might need butter.
@carmella (496)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Hot dogs onn a stick, roasted in the fire until burnt. Also, roasted marshmellows. I really hate marshmellows, but there is just something about a marshmellow stuck on a stick and roasted in the campfire, mmmmmm so yummy!
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I like marshmallows roasted until they are golden brown. I don't like them burnt until they are black.They have to be roasted just the rigt amount. Did you know that kids are capable of turning an innocent marshallow into a flaming flying missile?
• United States
30 Jan 07
We always take empty 3 pound coffee cans and cook a meal in the fire. When done, the cans can be thrown away and when I don't have to wash dishes, it's great! Make sure the cans are clean, then layer ground beef,sliced potatoes, carrots, onions and seasonings of your choice. We like to use salt,pepper, garlic powder and parsley. Cover the top with foil and set the can right in the hot coals at the edge of the fire. It takes about an hour and I turn the can halfway around after 30 minutes.
@catherIN (430)
• United States
1 Feb 07
That sounds interesting. Seems simple,too. You don't have a problem with making sure the ground beef is completely cooked? Thank you for the recipe.
@skorp82 (48)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
Its ALL good over the fire but I would haev to say toasties, you get a sandwhich maker, fill it with 2 pieces of toast, your choice of filling, i like pepperoni, green pepper, slice cheese and onion, thrown the toaster iron in the fire, and wait 2 min, VIVALABOOM, you got yourself the best food in the world!
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@aquarian9 (548)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
My spouse says "Campin' toast" is a close first to twizzlers. I roast way too much bread for the enjoyment of my camping party.
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@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Beef stew on cold camping trips. But smores always!