Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Sat, 6 Jun 1998 11:38:51 EDT
OK, try these:
Foil meals..... provide hamburger meat, sausage meat, have 'em peel & cut up
carrots into sticks, canned pineapple, potatoes peeled & cut up, onions peeled
& cut up, instant rice, canned gravy and broth, apples, you name it. Place a
generous assortment of whatever you want to eat in the center of a BIG BIG
piece of tinfoil. If using the rice in yours, make sure there are a few
tablespoons of liquid-- water, pineapple juice, broth--- in there too. Wrap
SNUGLY, crimping the edges together and rolling them up, because this cooks by
steaming the contents and if it's open everything burns. A second wrap is
often advisable. Wrapped properly this is foolproof, though. Throw on coals,
let cook, turning occas, for about 20 minutes.
Terrific cupcakes: Cut off tops of oranges (at about the arctic circle level),
scoop out innards, save tops. Fill shells about half full with prepared
chocolate cake mix batter. Replace lids. Wrap snugly in tinfoil, leaving a
"handle" on the top. Set upright in fire, leave for about 20 minutes. You get
a delicious orange-flavored chocolate cake in a cup, and even if the orange
skin scorches a bit the cake does not and it's always FABULOUS. Also keeps for
days, if you hide them. Also if the Scouts are in too big a hurry to let it
cook all the way, an undercooked one is like a yummy pudding cake.
Make your favorite chili or sloppy joe recipe--- we like an easy one, and top
with biscuits you can make from Bisquik, milk powder, and water. Bake all
together in the D.O. until the biscuits are done, about 20-30 minutes.
Chili: Brown a pound of hamburger and half a pound of spicy sausage and a
coupla onions. Add can of tomatoes & liquid, sm can of tomato paste, three
cans of whatever beans you like-- pinto, navy, kidney, ceci (chick peas)-- and
some bacon bits, which you might have cooked before or (shudder) purchased.
Stir up, add spices... garlic powder, cayenne, sage, pepper, bay leaf, fennel,
oregano. Sometimes boys have never learned about spices, but they're easy to
pack and carry and make a REAL difference.
Sloppy joes: Two pounds hamburger and three onions, browned. Add two envelopes
sloppy joe mix, two cans of tomato paste, two cans of water. Top with biscuit
dough or purchased "canned" biscuits.
Pies are easy to do... turn one pie plate upside down, then place your pie on
top ot that one. Bake until nice and brown, about 45 minutes.
Prepared pastry is easy. Canned fillings are greatly enhanced by use of a bit
of extra butter and some cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cobblers are mega easy too--- coupla big cans of fruit, with liquid from one
(drink the other <G> or save for mixing topping). Top with a mix of bisquik,
cinnamon 1 tsp, milk powder 2 tbsp, sugar 1 tbsp, oatmeal 1/4 cup, water to
mix into a loose dough. Mix dry ingredients in a ziploc bag, add water or
leftover juice at the end... cut corner off bag and squeeze onto fruit. Bake
until browned. Even if they put in a little too much liquid it will turn out
OK, I'm hungry now...
ASM T44 Pocasset MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety
I useta be an Eagle...
' We used to be a Beaver and a good old Bobwhite too,
But now we've finished Foxing and we don't know what to do,
We're growing Owl and Eagle, and we can Bear no more,
So we're getting out of Gilwell while we can!'
Scouting is a way of life....oooommmmmmmmm...repeat as needed*
*Thanks, Larry Faust...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City