Eating outside does not mean ‘hot dogs and beans’ or ‘hamburgers and chips’ anymore. Now is the time to bring the inside yummies outside.
Let’s look at a few possibilities of what you can cook while you and that special someone have set up camp away from any sight of civilization. That’s when the hunger sets in. Now it’s time to get creative and make some chow!
Grab a big pot, fill it with water and put it on the grate over the fire. Once it starts boiling, add a little salt and toss in some pasta. Chop up some fresh veggies and plop them into the pasta about 5 minutes before the pasta is ready to be removed from the fire. When finished, drain the contents while holding the lid slightly ajar to allow the water to empty. Place the pasta and veggies into a bowl and toss in some evoo (extra virgin olive oil), maybe a touch of garlic powder and butter. A tasty side dish to compliment that chicken!
Another quick idea is breakfast! Get the pot of water boiling, then break out the ziplock baggies. Time to satisfy the hungriest with this easy campfire omlette! Let everyone make their own. Place any ingredients you want in the baggie, such as; mushrooms, onions, green pepper, cheese, then add a pat of butter. Break a couple eggs into the baggie. Secure it shut. Then shake the baggie’s contents until the eggs are mixed in. Drop the baggie into the boiling water and let it cook for about 3-5 minutes, tossing the bag from one side to the other to ensure cooking. You can be the judge of what degree you like your eggs cooked. And, presto, a yummy omeltte straight from the campfire!
Don’t let the outdoors make you think that eating outdoors is boring. You can cook just about anything you want outside. All you need to do is prepare your menu before you go so you bring all the necessities that will be needed to prepare your meals. Oh, don’t forget the main ingredient, Love!
Who said camping means you have to settle for boring food?