Interesting Food Packets For Camping
A really interesting way to make meals for camping is with tin foil packets. They are easy to prep, cook and serve and the best thing about them is you can make them in so many different variations, sizes and with healthy ingredients. We have given you loads of ideas for food for camping but we love food packets the most! First of all let’s make a list of all the essentials that you will need to take on a camping trip for all your cooking needs. Make sure to make a checklist of all your meals before you leave and always take extra – make a ‘Food to take Camping List’ as well before you go so that you can do a shop beforehand and won’t forget anything.
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Important Essentials to Take Camping
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These cleverly designed roasting sticks are great for using over the campfire and they are children safe as well because they are designed with pull out handles, making them longer and preventing burn injuries. They are sturdy and stainless steel, come with a lifetime warranty and a nifty carry bag which makes organization so much easier.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00363WZSS” locale=”US” tag=”easicamp-20″]Coleman Pack-Away Deluxe Camp Kitchen[/easyazon_link]
If you want to take camping to the next level then have a look at this amazing pack away kitchen which gives you the space to prep, cook and serve food. It has a small side table when you can put your dutch oven and the prepping table on the left which has a paper towel holder, condiment racks, removable sink basin, pantry shelf and a lantern hook. It is made with rust-resistant steel which makes it extra sturdy and comes with a neat one year warranty. It folds and unfolds into a compact carrier so you can literally take it camping anywhere at anytime.
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We really like this colorful dinner set which comes with plates, cups and bowls for the whole family. This set includes four 6-inch bowls with lids, four 9-inch plates, four 17-ounce insulated mugs and four 12-ounce glasses which are all color coded so no-one gets mixed up.
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To go with the colorful cup and plate set we love this spoon and fork combination which comes with a neat bottle opener and a carrying case. To make your holiday really fun we love these bright colors which bring a burst of happiness to your mealtimes. You won’t get them mixed up with the neighboring campers utensils either and they are made with BPA free materials.
Now you have all the basic essentials you need, pack up and get ready for a trip of a lifetime that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Campfire Breakfast Burritos
Prep these at home before camping and then re heat at the campsite for a quick and tasty, filling breakfast. Forget bagels, forget cereal because with these tasty burritos you can get a burst of hot energy in the morning, for lunch or even for a tasty snack before bed. These bite-size bursts of energy can be prepared for just fifteen minutes and cooked for 30. The following ingredients will cover eight servings.
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup frozen hash browns
- 8 oz cooked ham, diced
- 12 eggs
- 1 tablespoon [easyazon_link identifier=”B009B4SZU8″ locale=”US” tag=”easicamp-20″]Old El Paso Taco Seasoning[/easyazon_link]
- 1 (4.5 oz) can [easyazon_link identifier=”B00PHM22XY” locale=”US” tag=”easicamp-20″]Old El Paso Green Chiles[/easyazon_link]
- 2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ZBFFKHW” locale=”US” tag=”easicamp-20″]8 (12-inch) Old El Paso flour tortillas[/easyazon_link]
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the hash browns and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Add in the ham. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the hash browns and ham have both browned, about 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Whisk in the taco seasoning. When the hash browns and ham have browned, pour the eggs into the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until the eggs have set. Stir in the green chiles, cheese and cilantro.
- Warm the tortillas. Put ⅛ of the egg mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up like a burrito and wrap tightly in foil. Store in a ziptop bag in the refrigerator or in a cooler.
- When ready to cook, place wrapped burritos in hot coals next to fire. Let the burritos sit in the coals, turning once, until heated through, about 10-15 minutes. (The time will depend on how hot your fire is.)
Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls
Why not try something a little different and eat food out of food for a change? The new trend in many top restaurants around the world offer a ‘different’ dining experience like serving pasta in a shoe or eating your meal in the dark while blindfolded. While you might not want to go to such extremes while camping (eating rice out of your hiking shoes isn’t a good idea!) eating food out of food is fun and tasty and can make mealtimes more enjoyable than before. All you need is three simple ingredients for this recipe – they are super quick and super tasty to make.
- 1 can of 8 cinnamon rolls
- 8 oranges
- Aluminum Foil
All you need to do is hollow out the oranges. It can be a bit of a messy juicy job, but it isn’t messy when you are outside. Cut a 2 ” circle out of the top and then use a spoon to scoop out the orange. Fill a bowl with the orange flesh and let the kids munch on it. Next all you need to do is simply stick one cinnamon roll in each orange, put the cap back on, and then wrap them in foil. Wrap from the bottom up, so that the excess foil can be bunched up into a little handle. Then all you do is put it right into right into the coals. They take about 12 mins to bake, but it really depends on your fire. While they are still piping hot, put a little drizzle of the frosting included in the can on top of the cinnamon roll and enjoy!
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Make Meals Different
If you don’t fancy yourself oranges then try apples, make banana smores in foil and literally bake anything and everything in foil packets. They make cooking when you are camping so much more easier. For the burritos switch the ham for crispy smoked bacon and add some feta cheese if you want a little more tang to it. Why not try out the recipes you usually make at home but in tin foil? You will get a smoky, campfire taste to your food which you simply won’t be able to get enough of! Make meals different and exciting for the whole family and experiment with new ideas. Make sure you store all food in the cooler that could go off and eat the items first which are likely to turn nasty quicker. Make a plan and a checklist for all your meals, plus add how many you are cooking for so you don’t let anyone go hungry! Enjoy your camping holiday even more with hot, healthy food! Let your senses be taken away to new heights and experiment with your creative side when it comes to cooking.