Camp Food: Keeping it Simple

I tell people I am easy to please when camping. Give me a pack of hotdogs, a bag of marshmallows, chips, and drinks and I am a happy camper. That being said, let’s be honest, that could get real old real soon if you camp several weekends a month.

So Steve and I look to still keep it simple with some ‘healthy considerations’ as well (dammit! 🙂 )

Often, most of the prep is done prior to arrival at the campsite. We camp in a teardop with no kitchen inside, so having everything at the ready to grill or cook on the Coleman is a good thing.

Coffee. Any way we can get it. We have a traditional camp coffeepot, cowboy espresso and french press. All that is needed is boiling water to kick start us int he morning. We are more likely to have a leisurely breakfast before we start the day…unless we are going fishing.

Once a year, on the first camp excursion of the summer, we splurge and get some sort of delicious steak. We had a prepared salad and grilled asparagus cooked after the steak for a few minutes while the steaks were resting. I swear it tastes better outside.

Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, cured meats and confit. It is often served with various cheeses, crackers & bread, and other fun additions like jams, candied nuts, and more! This is a great lunch which can be quickly put together. I think all I did to prep this was slice the eggs and cucumber, then put it on a plate. All veggies are pre-washed. All cheese and meat are already cut. Besides, who wants hot food for a midday meal?

Burgers bought frozen (there are some great options, including grass-fed if you are so inclined). Since we don’t have a fridge, by Saturday in the cooler, they are thawed. Zucchini (pre-washed) and grape tomatoes from the farmer’s market (or grocery store)

Sausage patties (we buy the 24 frozen pack at Wal-mart and fry them up on the Coleman). We take a few in the cooler. They are thawed by Saturday AM. For scrambled eggs, I prepared in advance by putting cracked eggs a mason jar with seasonings and cheese. They are then then stored in the cooler, ready to cook on the Coleman. Pred-washed fresh raspberries give the meal some sweetness.

You may or may not have noticed, but all of these are low carb. We eat that way for health reasons. It doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!

Until we eat again,


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