Monday, September 7, 2009

Camp Food

Camping is not exactly on my top 10 list of most favorite things to do. My years spent in the Girl Scouts as a child did not prepare me for camping as an adult. Mostly due to my lack of appropriate attire, gear, and general dislike for being cold and dirty--camping has just never been that fun to me. However, my boyfriend, a camping enthusiast decided he was going to change all that and turn me into a camping connoisseur. Even though this Labor Day weekend was a cold and wet one, I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed my new camping experience and can't wait to do it again! For the pansy camping novices like myself, the keys to a good camping experience (in no particular order):
  1. Go with someone who knows what they're doing.
  2. Find a campsite with showers (at the very least, toilets).
  3. If you don't have an oldschool VW bus to sleep in, make sure your tent has a blow up mattress--check for holes before you leave.
  4. Layers, layers, layers.
  5. Bring a propane more beans and weenies! You can eat gourmet out in the wild!
Here is some of the yumminess we ate!
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Bring some marinated chicken or beef and add your favorite veggies to make delicious skewers.
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While skewering, quarter red potatoes, boil for about 10 minutes then season and grill.
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Set the potatoes aside and toss green beans, mushrooms, bacon and onions on the grill.
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This was so incredibly yummy!
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Breakfast was campfire eggs and bacon. Simply cut a whole out of the middle of bread with the cap of one of your seasonings or cookie cutter. Crack eggs into the center and cook until done.
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The next evening we added chopped broccoli to the leftovers (potatoes, onions, peppers and meat), tossed in a seasoned pan and heated over the fire. Perfection!
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I can't wait to do this all over again!


  1. that guy is pretty lucky to have such a hot girlfriend! great blog!

  2. You have brought camp food to a new level! The food looks great.


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