May 3, 2010

Camping Recipes

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 cooked.

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 melted.

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 minutes.

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 gooey.

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