Sunday, October 16, 2011

10 Campfire Meals

We're relatively new to camping as a family, but coming from a family that camped a bunch, this is one tradition I'm really eager about!
We're headed out for camping soon, and we're going for two nights; this adds a bit more food than our one night stint last year. I'm excited about that aspect of the trip!
Here are a few ideas:
1. Easy Granola Bars--My kiddos love snacks and never more so than when they are spending a lot of time outside. I need to have good snacking options handy.
2. Logan Bread--This bread would be one to bake ahead of time and bring to the campsite in the cooler. It would work as a snack or a side for any of our meals.
3. Breakfast Bannock--This bread, though, is a good one to make while camping. I'm going to try this one with eggs for one of our breakfasts!
4. Hobo Meals--There is something so yummy about comfort food fixed over a fire! You can use ground beef or chicken for this one.
4. Shish Kabobs--I cannot WAIT to taste the chicken and pineapple we're going to kabob and cook over our fire!
5. Easy Campfire Cobbler--I think I might be able to pull this off in a miniature version in my little cast iron dutch oven. Maybe this recipe will help with the smaller pot.
6. Campfire Toasted Burritos--There's not enough time in a two night camping trip for all the yummy food!
7. Hotdogs, marshmallows, or just about anything that can be stuck on a stick and held over a fire! My kids very favorite part about eating while we're camping is being able to cook their own food. The fire and the smells and the all just warms their little hearts! (and fills their little bellies!)
8. Pig on a Stick--Here's another breakfast that will make the kiddos happy! They get to spear their sausage, wrap their biscuit around it, and bake the whole thing over the fire.
9. Barbecue Burgers--If I get brave enough to go beyond sandwiches for lunch, this might be one of our lunches. I don't know if we'll use a grate or a skillet, but either way they'll be yummy.
10. Campfire Orange Cakes--You can actually bake the cake inside the orange peel! I think I might try chocolate cake. : )
Here's a great outdoor cooking checklist that I'll be referring back to for my packing.
Hooray for cooking and eating outdoors in the fall!
Do you camp with your family and if so, what do you eat when you're camping?


  1. What a great list to compile! We go camping sometimes but I'm always looking for easy food to cook and take with us!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. yum! I LOVE LOVE hobo meals. we do them at home sometimes too on the grill. so good!

  3. FUN! When and where? (email me)

  4. You (and your recipes and cute braids) almost make me want to camp...and BELIEVE ME, that is NOT my typical idea of fun!

    You make it look so, and Make My Monday! Thanks for linking up!

  5. These are great and all in one place...I love it! I'm saving this info for future reference :) Thanks for sharing it. I'm stopping by from Tasty Tuesday.

  6. Ok, I am so ready to go camping after reading this!

  7. this is a great time of year for such meals as these sounds like great times are ahead for you come see me at

  8. I love camping too! I am a new GFC follower from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back.