Camping cooking and the great outdoors
Camping cooking and being in the great outdoors alone is one of the greatest things you can ever experience in your life. It’s a chance to get a feel for what our ancestors had to deal with all those many years ago when there were no such things as toasters, stove & the all-mighty microwave. Meals, however, are very important.
I and my family were never much for fish but there are many other things that can be cooked over an open fire and some of which even taste much better cooked over the fire than cooked on a stove or range. Actually, most of them taste better over the open fire than from a kitchen stove.
One all-time favourite is always going to be breakfast. You can cook a Cumberland sausage, eggs, bacon, french toast, pancakes, hash browns or fried potatoes and even regular toast on the open flames. All you really need is a cast-iron skillet so that it will withstand the heat of the open flames. And then there’s the coffee. Most of us need our morning coffee to get the day started. That too can be brewed over an open flame with the appropriate flame retardant percolator.
We, as many, choose to roast hot dogs or brats, grill hamburgers, steaks, ham, certain fruits can be grilled as well, baked beans or other vegetables over the open flame and then once we are done cooking our meal, what’s all-time American favourite over the campfire? That’s right…..roasted marshmallows. Everyone, especially the children love to roast marshmallows over the open flame. Add a few graham crackers and some chocolate and voila, you have yourself an s’ mores. If you’re not a fan of a naked flame then try the Campingaz Party Grill which is what we use, it works as an oven too!!
Let’s hear it for our ancestors!
We today, have no idea what our ancestors went through back in their day; the days of having to hunt for their food, kill it, clean it; then cook it up and eat it. They didn’t have all of the amenities that we today have or all of the different types of foods that they can prepare. Let’s face it, back then there were no butchers to cut speciality meats or to grind that meat into hamburger so that you could have a nice juicy hamburger.
Today’s society is rather spoiled and I think if each and every one of us had to spend a week out in the wilderness, fending for food and trying to live like our ancestors, well, then maybe there would be a better appreciation for all of the luxuries that we have today.
Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
July 21 at 8:38 am
I have never actually cooked on an open fire (or been camping for that matter!) You certainly do make it sound appealing!
July 22 at 10:17 pm
It’s such a fun thing to do, it’s obviously not for everyone but I think the doubters would be surprised if they tried it 🙂
July 21 at 6:13 pm
I’ve never been camping as an adult but I love the idea of cooking and eating around a campfire
July 22 at 10:18 pm
All that fresh air just makes yous you feel so alive and it’s great for bonding with the family too.
July 22 at 5:42 am
I tend to leave camping cooking to be husband. He loves our fire pit so will usually cook sausages on that. He use the gas burner for other things like pasta and noodles when we are camping.
July 22 at 10:19 pm
Men really seem to come into their own with outdoor cooking for some reason, I think it brings out their inner caveman 😉
July 22 at 8:01 am
Oooh you’ve made my mouth water! There’s nothing better than a camping breakfast!
July 22 at 10:21 pm
Exactly!! I always get distracted by other people’s breakfasts too.