Re: Camping Meals
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 21 Jul 1994 11:19:16 CST
On Thu, 21 Jul 1994 11:46:00 -0500 John Bemis said:
>Anne, try a foil dinner. Heavy duty foil with 1 hamburger (crumbled up)
>1/2 potato (cut thin) 1/2 carrot (cut thin) onion to flavor along with
>salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 2 Tablespoons of "liquid" (tomato juice,
>water, etc.). Faold the aluminum foil with the meal inside, twist the
>corner to make handles. cook on the coals for 15 min or until sizzling stops!
>should be accopanied with biscuit (bisquik) in a foil pouch, apples with
>raisins and cinammin in a foil pouch (about 5-8 min).
>We've used this for Scoutmastership Fundamentals, Webelos Leader Outdoor
>Seminar (CS Basic), Junior Leader Training, etc.
Make sure the foil pack is sealed, i.e., edges folded together and folded over
again. Just wrapping it up will end up with a disaster. The apple packet can
be baked with the foil wrapped up and gathered loosely at the top. Just
nestle it in a bed of coals. We often cover the meat/veggie foil packs with
coals for quicker cooking.
For variety make the foil pack with shrimp, snowpeas, sliced mushrooms and
sliced red pepper. Add a slice of ginger root for flavor.
We also wrap the meat/veggie mixture in cabbage leaves before wrapping in foil.
Excellent flavor addition and any burned part gets tossed aside.
We also make mostly veggie packs--potatoe, carrot, onion, zuchinni--with a
single slice of bacon (or half slice) for flavor.
But my favorite camp dish--since the 1950 jamboree is Jambo Mulligan. Takes
more utensils but is great. Boil water and make elbow macaroni. Fry hamburger
with some chopped onions. Mix drained hamburger, drained macaroni and tomato
soup in macaroni pot and heat. For variety, add a can of drained kidney beans.
My ratio is pound of HB, 7 oz box creamettes(r) macaroni, 10 1/2 oz tomato soup
and No. 303 can kidney beans.
Another favorite for the trail. Envelope of instant chicken noodle soup made
with about half the water. Add chunk chicken (about 6 oz can). Bring to boil.
Drop bisquick blobs on top. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes until dumplings
are done. serves two. Add an apple for dessert.
We also make dumplings on cooked dried fruits. Soak overnight in water, heat
the next morning and add bisquick blobs when in boils. BTW, when we serve this
one, kids do not hold it for a week!!
Of course, you don't have to cook on the fire. Boxed cereals and muffins can
be great easy breakfasts. If you want to cook, heat water and make instant
oatmeal and hot chocolate to order! Keeping it simple is important.
Have a great trip.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City