Looks like it'll be my son and me at a campfire for Thanksgiving. He's 9, so we are not into spending the entire day re-enacting the trials of the first Thanksgiving by preparing an entire meal "authentically" over a fire. We would, however, like to have a little something special to mark the day.
So far I'm thinking of chilled cranberry salad mixed in the blender at home and a turkey loaf. I've seen recipes that use pastry shells in a pie iron, so might do pie that way. He does not like sweet potatoes or squash, but if there's a simple way to do them over a campfire, I might tuck one in for myself. I'm sure Chowhounds can improve on this menu.
Hey, that sounds like fun!
Pie Irons are, IMO, one of the greatest cooking implements of all time. "Waffles" of butter-crisped herb stuffing or mashers sound heavenly. As does a "Croaked Monsieur" grilled turkey sandwich.
Don't forget pineapple upside-down cake in your camp oven, and pudgiepies in the irons for dessert!
Sweet potatoes would be easy--just wrap in foil and roast. I loved roasted sweet potatoes. This might not be Thanksgiving like but your son might love roasted bananas. You peel a sliver of skin off, split that 1/3 banana, fill w/ chocolate chips, peanut butter, raisins, nuts, put the top of the banana back on,cover in foil and roast. The banana turns creamy and everything else melts into it. It was a big hit w/ girl scouts that age.
You can also bake inside an orange shell, either rolls (this one shows cinnamon rolls but you could do regular dinner rolls--and it uses half an orange. You could do it like the cake below and cover the whole thing in aluminum wrap):