Sometimes, a weekend camping trip off the beaten path (and perhaps beyond the range of any Wi-Fi signal) is just what the doctor ordered. We are able to unplug, reconnect with loved ones, share a unique experience, and thrive in the appreciation of simpler things, at least for a few days. We might even have a s’more (or five) too.
And let’s face it, there is simply something special about cooking on the open fire and eating outside. Mind you, luxuries may be limited, so meals often have to be more creative than gourmet. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite campfire meals to help you plan for your next adventure.
1. Breakfast: Campfire Scrambled Eggs
For these scrambled eggs, all you need is clarified (or stick) butter, water, eggs, and a saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of butter (clarified or not) for each egg. The trick to perfecting this recipe is all in the execution, so click here to get the full how-to.
2. Snack: Fresh, Campfire Granola
Need a quick, easy snack? Grab your cast iron skillet and add in any nuts of your choice. Once they start to roast, add the rolled oats, drizzle in some coconut oil and maple syrup, sprinkle on some fresh berries, and eat while warm.
3. Lunch or Dinner: Camping Quesadillas
These quesadillas are spicy, cheesy, filling, easy to make and even easier to enjoy. For this fan-favourite, all you’ll need is flour tortillas, chicken breasts, Tostitos salsa con queso, black beans, shredded cheeseand tin foil. Click here for the recipe.
4. Lunch or Dinner: One-Pot Mac n’ Cheese
All you’ll need is a pot, whole milk, water, macaroni noodles, unsalted butter, grated cheddar cheese, dry mustard powder, salt and pepper. The best part? The campfire adds a certain smokey flavour to the classic, crowd-pleasing dish. Click here for the recipe.
5. Dessert: Campfire Cones
Classic s’mores definitely aren’t going anywhere, but these are pretty delicious too. Fill a waffle cone with sweets of your choice (chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, fresh fruit, etc.), wrap in foil and toss on the campfire until they are warm, melted and toasted.