Re: Camping food
Ronald Oakes (oakes@CIG.MOT.COM)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 11:51:50 -0500
Brad Hall Wrote:
> What are everyones favorite camping foods? I'm looking for cheap ways to
> make a good meal. Also, send me your fav dutch oven recipes.
When looking for cheap ways to make a good meal, look around your regular
grocery store. Nearly anything that can be made easily without a microwave
-- i.e. with just boiling water -- can be made in an camping situation.
There is hardly any need to get expensive "camping" food anymore.
For basic meals, Macaroni and Cheese and the like (I have used the Lipton
noodles and sauce for many meals recently) is quick and easy and only
requires boiling water. Basically any pasta and sauce can work, provided
you can figure out how to drain the pasta -- window screen over the top of
the pan, and a collendar placed on a metal plate or a cook kit frying pan
are the methods I use.
Other easy meals are Hobo Dinners/Burgers in Armor/Foil Meals. These are
made individually by placing meat -- usually beef -- and thinly sliced
vegetables into a tightly wrapped piece of foil and place directly on the
For a slightly fancier meal -- and a bit messier -- one of my favorites is
Tortilini and Kilbasa with Broccoli in a Swiss Cheese sauce. Boil cheese
filled tortilini, cut up kilbasa (polish sausage) and frozen (or fresh)
broccoli until everything is floating. While everything else is cooking
prepare a swiss cheese sauce by melting butter in a frying pan, and adding
some (preferably instant blending) flour. Add milk and stir until you
have a slightly thick mixture. Add swiss cheese and melt until you have a
thick sauce. Poor over the drained pasta, meat and vegetables.
The biggest tricks to preparing camping food, is keeping the preparation
fairly simple, use as few pan as possible (1 if you can get away with it)
and make sure you have a clean kitchen area to work with.
Former Scoutmaster, Troop 91, Palatine IL
Unit Commissioner, Member Roundtable Staff Signal Hill District IL.
P.S. Brad, you system is telling the world that it is operating 1 day in
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