There’s at least thirteen is all I’m saying. Maybe more. If you love cooking al fresco (outdoors), then you should know there are so many ways of cooking at a campfire! Here’s just a few we tried out!
I’ve finally gotten all my camping pics organized, and I want to share our wonderful camping experiences. First, the food. We pretty much ate like kings. Well, if we were in Robin Hood Days at least!
We had pizza cooked in a special camp-stove pizza oven. Nothing tastes better than pizza outdoors!
We used a cast iron griddle for pancakes. Oh yeah, that’s a can of Batter Blaster in my hand! Watch out!
My sister made a box oven.
And then cooked an amazing apple sausage pancake thingy in a Cast Iron Skillet (gotta get some cast iron to get the full camping effect!).
We rolled potatoes in aluminum foil and baked them in the coals. (And then poured chili over them! YUM!).
We briefly discussed baking corn bread right on the hot coals, but abandoned that idea because our wood was very smokey and ashy.
We brought all the materials for making S’mores by roasting marshmallows on sticks but… unbelievably we somehow never had time or inclination to do so. Camping makes one lazy.
We grilled chicken wings and tossed them with delicious hot sauce from the restaurant my sister works at! Yum!
Now let’s talk coffee, because you know I’m not functioning in the wild without my morning brew! My brother-in-law, Mike, made his own coffee with his Personal French Press:
We percolated our coffee in an old stove top coffeepot (to the left) inherited from my Grandma Rinaldi.
My brother made “cowboy coffee” by steeping, then straining, coffee grounds at about 203-205 degrees F in his graniteware coffeepot. This makes for actually DELICIOUS coffee!
My father brought his own Car Outlet Coffee Maker, just in case anything went wrong… okay, that’s not really over a campfire but…
And the day we packed up to go, we boiled water and had some instant Starbucks Vias! These are lifesavers when you need to exit a site by 11 am, but still
want need your morning coffee. You can pack up the night before and STILL have coffee!
Hmm… notice there were FIVE ways to make coffee out of those thirteen cooking methods? You could say our entire family loves coffee. In fact, after this trip, my 17 month old can now SAY the word “Caf-tee!”
Have you ever tried any of these camp cooking methods? What else do you recommend for camp cooking! As you can see we LOVE to try new techniques!
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