Fun Camping Recipes for Campfire Cooking
Weekend Camp Menu for Hearty Camp Meals
This camping menu is for campers that see their camp meals as a big part of the camping experience. Heavy on traditional camp foods, but with a couple twists that make sure they are not just more of the same old thing.
A Camping Menu for Camp Food Lovers
Camping trip agendas come in all flavors, from activity-packed full day outings, with camp meals planned to be as quick and easy as possible, to more leisurely outings where relaxing, enjoying nature, and hearty camp meals are the purpose of the trip. This weekend camping menu is a good choice for the later.
But that doesn’t mean the camp cook has to be tied to the cook fires all day. Just because these menu items aren’t “grab-and-go” doesn’t mean they’re difficult or overly time consuming.
Weekend Camping Trip Menu #3 – Friday Dinner through Sunday Lunch
This menu uses a coffee pot, skillet frying pan, (or two), Dutch oven, cooking pots, and a campfire cooking grate for camp cookware. All items can be cooked using a campfire only, with the proper layout, (see < title="How to build a campfire for cooking and enjoying" href="http://campingwithgus.com/2012/09/04/cooking-campfire-layout-2/">How to build a campfire for cooking), but using a camp stove and the campfire will make meal prep easier and faster. This menu also uses simple camp food recipes that are delicious, without being complicated.
ps. these camping meals can be cooked without a campfire if needed, but it’s just not the same. If campfires aren’t allowed, a BBQ grill is the next best choice.
The Weekend meal plan:
- Friday Dinner – Beef Kabobs with onions, potatoes, peppers
- Warm Cinnamon Apple Slices
- Warm Pull-apart bread rolls with butter
- Friday Evening Campfire Treat – Cinnamon Sugar Hobo Pastry
- Saturday Breakfast – Cheesy Scrambled eggs with Bacon/Sausage/Ham* (*pick one or more of these breakfast meats)
- Toasted Tater Tots
- Hot Biscuits, or Bagels, or Toast
- Saturday Lunch – Toasted Hoagies (Heros, subs) with chips
- Fruit (apple or orange, or choice)
- Saturday Dinner – Steak and Baked Potatoes
- Fried corn with onions and bacon bits
- Mandarin Orange slices
- Hot Loaf bread, or Dinner rolls
- Saturday Evening Campfire Treat – Banana Strawberry Delight
- Brown Sugar and Graham crust with caramel chocolate topping
- Sunday Breakfast – Western Omelets with Toasted Bagels
- Fried apple and orange slices
- Sunday Lunch – Diced Ham and Cheese Fajita Wraps
- Chips and fruit
- Each meal includes appropriate beverages: Coffee, tea, cold drink mix, juice – and appropriate condiments
- Menu package includes snacks: trail mix, fruit, chips, granola bars
- Menu package includes: (all printable) Camp meal menu, Camp food shopping list for 1 to 6 campers, Camp food recipes, Camp meal prep instructions, Chuckbox, cookware, and cooking utensils lists
Fridays Kabobs dinner requires kabob skewers. The 10″ bamboo skewers are best because they are inexpensive and disposable, but metal ones work great too.
You can find Kabob skewers at most grocery stores, and some Dollar stores, but if they are not easily available in your area, here is a link to available skewers on Amazon.
Another fun and easy Kids camping food recipe is the Hobo Baggie Omelet.
View this menu package as PDF file or MS Word Doc
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Camping with kids requires some camping gear and accommodations that you might not normally consider if just camping with adults.
*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus
Here are a few items and resources that may prove helpful:
Don’t laugh – think about it first, but a Boy Scout Handbook is one of the most helpful pieces of general camping gear you can have. It’s a great source for camping ideas, tips, and activities for your young campers.
It is handy and helpful for experienced outdoor campers, and is especially useful to new campers. A Boy Scout handbook contains easy to understand answers and how-to’s for almost any camping question. Plus, it contains plant and foliage identifications, campsite activity suggestions, survival tips, and detailed primary first aid instructions.
Boy Scout Handbook
Check out these great examples of camping gear items useful for camping with kids. Once you have these pieces of camp gear included in your list of camping equipment, you will wonder how you ever did without them. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.
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