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Old 06-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #11
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Kebobs!

Pack some skewers, some veggies, maybe some meats, if you're into that, some oil/seasonings for coating, etc. and have the kids put theirs together themselves. Lay 'em on the grate and let them cook. Besides the meat, nothing needs to be refrigerated!

Peppers, onions, tomatoes, squash, carrot, beets, beans - let the kids get creative! I'm always interested to see what my kids pile on their skewers. Maybe pick up (or pre-make) some fun sauces for dipping. Then skewer all over again with fruit and cream cheese sauce (or chocolate)! for dessert. Then put the skewers away quickly, so they don't become swords.

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Old 06-20-2007, 08:47 AM   #12
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YUMMY!!! Kebobs are a great idea!!! ---off to change a bit of my 4th list for shopping. THANKS!!
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:13 AM   #13
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Aww, I want to go camping just for pp's percolated coffee. NOTHING beats a cup of camp coffee, puts all other coffee to shame! Have a great trip!! I am jealous
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:55 AM   #14
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I've been watching this thread because I was going to ask the same question. I am a newbie to camping, so how do you keep the food cold? Is a cooler good enough for 4 days?
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:57 AM   #15
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I love mountain man breakfast. It takes awhile to cook, but the prep time isn't long and it's absolutely delicious. Here's the recipe (we just used 1 lb bacon and no sausage):

INGREDIENTS:

* 1/2 pound bacon
* 1/2 pound sage sausage, cooked and crumbled
* 1 medium onion, diced
* 1 2-pound bag hash brown potatoes, diced
* 1/2 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
* 1 dozen eggs

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Pre-heat Dutch oven, 6-9 bottom coals and 12-15 top coals. Slice bacon and onion into small pieces, and brown in the bottom of the Dutch oven until onions are clear. Stir in the hash brown potatoes and cover. Remove cover and stir occasionally to brown potatoes (15-20 minutes). Scramble the eggs in a separate container and pour the mixture over the hash browns. Cover and cook until eggs start to set (10-15 minutes). Sprinkle grated cheese over egg mixture, cover, and continue heating until eggs are completely set and cheese is melted. Slice and serve.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:00 AM   #16
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I have a really easy one. Its called Hobo dinner.
Do you eat Meat??

Make out hamburger or soy or turkey, whatever youy chosse, into pattys. Lay each patty on tin foil, youll need a pocket for each patty. Place some chees on top wiht chopped up potatoes, corm onion, bell pepper, what ever veggies you like. some salt and pepper and other seosonings to taste. wrap the pile up in foil,indv for each patty. and toss on the rack over your fire. It dosent take long and no dishes to wash. If you have questions just let me know.
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I've been watching this thread because I was going to ask the same question. I am a newbie to camping, so how do you keep the food cold? Is a cooler good enough for 4 days?
I don't take any cold foods unless I know I have access to bags of ice, like at the camp store. I just don't like the hassle of it, I guess. Veggies and foods you make at home before the trip work just as well, IMO.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:42 PM   #18
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Thanks for sharing mommas! We're going camping in a couple weeks and we've been trying to think of what to take that's super easy. We always get carried away with food and bring too much and too much that needs a lot of time to cook.
I think I have a great list now!
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:21 PM   #19
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Re: Help! Need Menu for Camping.

I always take things like sloppy joes, bean soup with rice, spaghetti, chili, etc...typical one-pot meals that you can make ahead and then reheat easily.

A friend just gave me a great suggestion. She makes casseroles, cuts them into serving size portions, seals them with those fancy sealing machines (can't remember the name right now) and then freezes them. When camping, she just heats a pan of water to boiling, pops in the frozen pouch of food and "boils" until warm. If I had one of those machines, I would think that it would work wonderfully.

Have fun camping, ladies!
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Re: Help! Need Menu for Camping.

one of our fav things too do is.. day 1 mac and cheese and sandwiches for lunch. for dinner chille. make plenty extra of both. day 2 chilli mac. mix the chilli, mac & cheese and a can of steewed tomattos. day 3 chilli dogs. i know it sounds like you would get tired of the same types of things but the kids never complain. my fam goes every year. my mom and lil bro. my sis and all her kids and my dh and our ds. nothing beats a faimly of 10 in one tent having fart contests because of our 3 days of chilli.
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