by Ellen Wilson
Ditch the Hot Dogs
Recipes for cooking over the fire.
Hello to bonfires and camping trips - it's summertime! Before rubbing
two sticks together, remember to always check drought conditions when
building fires in the summer. Campfires are typically allowed in county
parks in Utah County but always check online or with a park ranger to
confirm that it's safe to build a fire.
Of course s'mores are on the list of campfire treats, but MIX! also has suggestions for a full day of camping meals:
Breakfast: Omelet in a Bag
Boil a pot of water over the fire. In sturdy Ziploc bags, mix eggs,
cheese, and other omelet ingredients, such as broccoli, onions, peppers,
ham, or bacon. Seal and place bags in boiling water until the eggs are
Lunch: Pizza Bagel
With a two-pronged camp fork (or very sharp sticks), pierce half of a
bagel. Smear pizza sauce on top and cover with pepperoni, shredded
cheese, and other pizza toppings. Warm over the fire until cheese has
Dinner: Foil Fajitas
On a piece of aluminum foil, place pre-cooked chicken, bell peppers,
onions, and fajita seasoning. Fold and seal the aluminum to create a
little pouch. Place the pouch on the coals until heated. Serve the
fajitas on tortillas with salsa.
As a side dish, wrap frozen corn on the cob in aluminum foil with some
butter and place in coals until cooked, around 5-10 minutes.
Dessert: Baked Apples and Banana Boats
Baked Apples: Core out the top half of an apple. Fill with
brown sugar. Place pat of butter on top of sugar and wrap in foil. Place
in the coals - be sure to keep the butter side up - for about fifteen
Banana Boats: Leaving the peel on, cut a long triangle from
the top to bottom of the banana, making a little trough. Fill this
trough with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Replace the banana
piece you cut out and then cover with the peel and wrap tightly in
aluminum foil. Place in the coals for a few minutes, until warm and