Regardless of where or when we camp there are a few common traditions that occur each trip. One starts each morning around 9:00 am as campers emerge from tents and trailers everywhere. The smell begins to waft in the air as bacon starts to sizzle on camp stoves and grill throughout the park. Fellow campers begin preparation for the ritual of breakfast, a ritual that only exits at the campground. We rarely cook bacon on any other occasion, but when we camp it is a standard item on the grocery list, one that is expected in the same way as smore’s and spider dogs.
I have been researching tips for cooking and baking in an RV oven. I no longer use my oven, mainly because my one and only experience was a disaster. We were having a pot luck dinner and I volunteered to make roasted potatoes for 30. (I know, crazy idea, right!) I peeled and chopped, peeled and chopped, and then peeled and chopped some more. Once all the chopping was done I coated them with olive oil, seasoned them and separated them onto 3 trays. Two went in my oven and one on the BBQ.
Since I started this blog in December 2014 I have seen some amazing dutch oven dishes. It has made me want to acquire some cast iron cooking pots and certainly a dutch oven. I came across this handy cooking chart and can’t help but wonder if it is really this easy. For those of you who use a dutch oven can you please confirm this in the comments and share links to any yummy recipes.
Being the gourmet camping chef I am, NOT, burgers are a staple in my camping menu. We usually have them on our first night after we have completed our set up routine which often includes at least one mishap. By the time we are done we are often hungry and very thirsty, I am sure you can relate. Continue reading
I always find lunch the toughest meal to prepare. The kids are hungry and I don’t feel like cooking. On my next trip I am going to try this make ahead pizza log and see how it works out. I plan to make this for lunch so I will take it out of the freezer the night before so it is thawed in time.
- Roll out your pizza dough into a rectangle. You can make your own or use the refrigerated pizza dough.
- Add in 1/2 cup of tomato sauce,
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
- any toppings your family likes.
- Starting at one end roll the dough up like you are making cinnamon rolls and pinch all ends to create a seamless log of pizza goodness.
- Optional: throw a little parsley on the top for a pop of color!
- Wrap it in foil and freeze it.
- Thaw prior to cooking
- You can cook it on a grill or just put it in the logs for a total of 25 minutes, flipping often.
- Once it is done, cut or pull it apart and serve.
As my blog slowly developed I felt it was time to finally introduce food. It’s impossible to cover all the delicious recipes for camping but I thought I would give you some of the great sites I go to for ideas
1. Ideas for cooking over a campfire: http://www.buzzfeed.com/twopoodles/recipes-for-camping-food