Thursday, June 30, 2011

Simple Camp Menu

I apologize in advance for the crude photography; most of these meals were made at night and frozen! I am no chef, this menu is geared towards simplicity and picky eaters, so here goes:
Eggs or Pancakes and Bacon, cereal, fruit
Dogs and burgers, hummus and veggies, etc
Pre-frozen easy to make pasta (see recipe below). To make this simpler you could even make the noodles ahead of time, but I prefer to boil the noodles at the campsite and heat the sauce.
Dinner x 2:
Both of these dinners are pre-cut, wrapped in foil and frozen. Just throw on coals in campfire for 40 minutes (check to make sure) for meat dishes and half hour for veg:

1.Steak with roasted potatoes and vegetables:
We took the simple route, precut the vegetables and potatoes and wrapped them in foil with olive oil and seasonings (we used Cajun).
2. Fajitas:
Almost the exact same, precut veg (and chicken this time), cumin, chili powder, crushed red pepper and chipotle sauce, oil and fresh squeezed lime. Wrap in foil and throw on hot coals! We even pre-grated cheese, but we will assemble at the site.
Easy Sausage Pasta:
This recipe is very flexible; I have used more vegetables and fresh ingredients in the past but was in a time crunch:
Step 1: Brown sausages on medium-high heat, set aside.
 Step 2: Chop garlic and onion, sauté in olive oil on medium heat in the same pan (save dishes!). Add peppers and other vegetables, fresh basil, oregano or whatever you have! Sometimes I add some heat with chili peppers, sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
 Step 3: Drain and add 1 can diced tomatoes, slice and add your sausage, cover and simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta!

This recipe uses 2 dishes 2 utensils to make, I think that's why I like it so much. After it cooled we poured it into a freezer bag and froze it for camping. Enjoy your holidays this weekend!

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