What exactly is the perfect camping meal? We default to BBQs (in the mainly vain hope we’ll not get soaked while cooking) and normally have a one-pot of some description already prepared for the first night, but I’m wondering what the perfect recipe is?
It needs to be fairly quick to make, take no more than two pans and the ingredients could do not to become life-threatening if not properly refrigerated as ice blocks and a cheap coolbox are only so effective if the sun decides to grace us with its presence (one can hope).
Fresh pasta and a sauce has been a good one as it literally takes minutes to do, but we often have garlic bread with this at home and The Tinies can moan a bit if it is conspicuous by its absence.
Perhaps we should be a bit more adventurous with our cooking equipment and that might open up more options for us. We have two rings and the ability to toast (which I know is more than some manage with but I need Husband not to feel like he’s roughing it too much). I know there are some camping cookers that have griddles, which would make a good alternative to a damp BBQ and a golfing brolly if Mother Nature is still not speaking to us.
Breakfast is almost always an issue as keeping milk cool is tough and if it’s cold we’ll want porridge, if it’s warm we’ll probably have cereal. I often treat The Tinies by buying crumpets or ready-made pancakes and friends of ours have pre-packed brioche and pastries, which seemed like a good idea. Nothing like a bit of sugar to get the day going.
What are your favourite camping meals? Come on, inspire me. Let’s get beyond chilli/spag bol/stew. I recognise you’re not all Guyrope Gourmet, but you must have some family favourites to share.
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