Campfire Menu Suggestions!
I'm going camping with some friends for a couple days this weekend and would love some tried and true menu recommendations. I'm pretty new to camping, so other than hot dogs and canned beans/canned chili etc, what is great to cook over a campfire? We'll be bringing pots and pans.
We'll be leaving Friday during the day and returning Sun. I had good luck once with fish in tin foil with lemon and onions and then garlicky vegetables and potatoes in another tin foil parcel.
I'm guessing eggs and bacon/sausage for breakfast, I've had someone make pancakes which was kind of a nice treat. I'm also not particularly outdoorsy, so I'd be happy to spend time alone prepping a bit while people go wander into wasp's nests or whatever it is they do outdoors! ;)
I'd love to surprise everyone with some cool ideas, ideally. Thanks!!!
<< I'm also not particularly outdoorsy, so I'd be happy to spend time alone prepping a bit while people go wander into wasp's nests or whatever it is they do outdoors! >> -- thanks for the chuckle, mia.
I can't help you with menu suggestions although the foil packets sounds like a good way to go to me.
This is what we do for a snack around the bonfire. We slice up some really good fresh kielbasa from the German butcher near our cottage and stick them on these cool campfire forks from Lee Valley -
then we toast 'em them over the fire and eat 'em. Usually along with copious amounts of beer and/or wine. Tasty! (but sometimes people have to be careful not to burn their mouths.)
Do you have some sort of refrigeration? It would help for suggestions.
There was something on the internet a while back about a canned hamburger that you reheat in boiling water... It looked pretty disgusting, but would make for funny memories.
S'mores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The classic campfire dessert. Marshmallows toasted over the fire, squished between 2 graham cracker squares, one of which has a Hershey (flat) 4 square piece of chocolate (they might be 6 these days - inflation!)
People try to improve it with jellies and jams......but the classic is a classic
Cold appetizer but good........get one of those "summer sausage" thingeys, some cheese you like, some chutney,your favorite cracker, and a dash of hot sauce. You;ll be amazed how after a day in the backwoods that tastes so GOURMET!..and satisfying!