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    Default Re: Camping Best Meals Guideline

    I once read top 10 foods to cook whe camping by BBC Good Food.
    It says pasta sauces, salad dressings, spice mixes and treats
    Just pitched dinner(just needs a heating), campfire treats, bedtime treats for kids, veggie, festival pie, beans, barbecue, sweets, one pot meal, cupboard dinner like pasta

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyJ View Post
    I once read top 10 foods to cook whe camping by BBC Good Food.
    It says pasta sauces, salad dressings, spice mixes and treats
    Just pitched dinner(just needs a heating), campfire treats, bedtime treats for kids, veggie, festival pie, beans, barbecue, sweets, one pot meal, cupboard dinner like pasta
    Is that stuff supposed to be premade at home and just heated up once you get there?
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    I prefer grits. Works every time! Oh yeah, also coffee. Hot dogs are good too. Hey, I am a simple man with simple tastes! Though New Yorkers may cringe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irate Mormon View Post
    I prefer grits. Works every time! Oh yeah, also coffee. Hot dogs are good too. Hey, I am a simple man with simple tastes! Though New Yorkers may cringe...
    I live with a man who makes or craves meatloaf every August. Why the hottest month of the year I dunno..but obviously my past life was funky.......
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    Hmmm...not one mention of a camp Dutch oven? My two rules for camp cooking:

    1) Get (or borrow) a good quality Dutch oven
    2) Learn how to use it

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    Although I try to keep meals simple and cleanup easy, I normally do the traditional picnic foods/some of the following;
    Stop and get prepared potato salad , macaroni salad and potato chips... all are good for multiple meals.
    normally I get, or fry up some chicken the day before leaving, for a cold fried chicken lunch either on the way or when/after I get there.
    I almost always pre-nuke some 'taters and wrap them in foil to be reheated in the campfire coals.
    Hamburgers are traditional as are pork chops and occasionally steaks.... grilled; or fried if there is a fire ban.
    I occasionally do French fries although hauling all that oil (in and out) is a minor hassle...best done on a stove to keep the fries/oil from becoming flambé.
    Dehydrated potatoes can be rehydrated for mashed potatoes and/or thick, fried, potato pancakes (to go with the meat).
    Since I almost always camp around 9K or 10K feet, in the mountains, boiling anything takes some patience because or the water's lower boiling point (got a small pressure cooker to hopefully remedy this)... decent pasta, in a reasonable time is now probably a reality.
    If in a hurry for lunch; hotdogs and the campfire are quick and very easy...

    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Joe View Post
    Although I try to keep meals simple and cleanup easy, I normally do the traditional picnic foods/some of the following;
    Stop and get prepared potato salad , macaroni salad and potato chips... all are good for multiple meals.
    normally I get, or fry up some chicken the day before leaving, for a cold fried chicken lunch either on the way or when/after I get there.
    I almost always pre-nuke some 'taters and wrap them in foil to be reheated in the campfire coals.
    Hamburgers are traditional as are pork chops and occasionally steaks.... grilled; or fried if there is a fire ban.
    I occasionally do French fries although hauling all that oil (in and out) is a minor hassle...best done on a stove to keep the fries/oil from becoming flambé.
    Dehydrated potatoes can be rehydrated for mashed potatoes and/or thick, fried, potato pancakes (to go with the meat).
    Since I almost always camp around 9K or 10K feet, in the mountains, boiling anything takes some patience because or the water's lower boiling point (got a small pressure cooker to hopefully remedy this)... decent pasta, in a reasonable time is now probably a reality.
    If in a hurry for lunch; hotdogs and the campfire are quick and very easy...

    Enjoy!
    I can never get my act together enough to precook meals.
    “I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.”
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    Default Re: Camping Best Meals Guideline

    Quote Originally Posted by James. View Post
    I can never get my act together enough to precook meals.
    Just cook twice as much the day before...
    Or stop by someplace that has good fried chicken and buy twice as much, or at least enough so there will be a meals worth of leftovers...(I used to do KFC but the local ones stopped selling just chicken, now I get fried chicken from a wallymart superstore, they often over use their grease so look at the color before purchase (dark=bad), or another local supermarket).

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    I usually camp solo so I try to keep things simple. I almost always have sausage and scrambled eggs for breakfast so 1 skillet to clean up. Lunch is usually cold cuts so no clean up there. Supper is usually a foil dinner, hamburger, or hot dogs. The only clean up at supper is the pot for the chili. Occasionally I will take some bologna for sandwiches and that requires a skillet clean up because it's hard to beat a good fried bologna sandwich. The only other clean up I might have is to clean up my Aero Press after morning coffee.

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    Default Re: Camping Best Meals Guideline

    I also camp solo and I don't really like to cook - so I tend to go with easy items:

    Breakfast (always in the RV):
    1. pancake mix (add water only)
    2. cream of wheat

    Breakfast (occasionally include):
    1. eggs
    2. fruit

    Lunch is usually something simple. May just do chips and salsa, a salad, grilled cheese sandwich, etc. I always have a couple cans of soup in the RV for winter hot lunches.

    Dinner (always in the RV):
    1. spaghetti
    2. canned chili

    Dinner (add for specific trips):
    1. tacos
    2. quesadillas
    3. burgers
    4. sloppy joes

    I did just experiment with Old El Paso soft tortilla boats. I scrambled eggs, then spooned them into the boats, then put them in the RV oven at a low temp for about 10 minutes to warm everything up. Then I served them with a tray of shredded cheese, mango lime salsa, guacamole, sour cream and olives. They were really good and easy to do.
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