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Posted: 18 June 2009 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m planning a camping trip next month, and am looking for some new recipes/techniques/ideas for fun with food on the open flame. There’s 13 adults camping, most of which are foodies and/or fans of fire+food.

We’ll have a couple of propane fueled camp stoves, a small charcoal grill and, of course, the fire pit.

Any and all of your suggestions are welcome!

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Posted: 18 June 2009 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you will have a dutch oven with you, try Apple Crips!

Apples, peeled & sliced - This is a great group activity.  It gives everyone something to do with their hands while talking, which usually stirs memories about childhood camping and such.

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1 tablespoon cinnamon


Fill Dutch Oven half way with apples. Bend brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon (I like to add a little nutmeg sometimes). Cut butter into mixture. Spread mixture over apples. Cook covered for about 45 minutes or until the apples are soft.

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Posted: 21 June 2009 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A friend has a cast iron dutch oven and uses it for baked beans.  I’ve seen him use it on the grill, and over an open fire.

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Posted: 22 June 2009 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Don’t have any recipes but I recommend the cliche of roasting hot dogs on the camp fire. I feel like its a must and they always taste great.

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Posted: 23 June 2009 12:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks for the ideas? A friend of mine suggested throwing just about anything (veggies, chicken, fish) into foil pouches and cooking them directly on the fire. Anyone tried that?

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Posted: 23 June 2009 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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salmon steaks wrapped in foil with some butter and herbs cook great in the embers of a fire….

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Posted: 23 June 2009 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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saucy - 23 June 2009 12:25 PM

Thanks for the ideas? A friend of mine suggested throwing just about anything (veggies, chicken, fish) into foil pouches and cooking them directly on the fire. Anyone tried that?

While foil and vegetables make sense to me, putting the chicken, fish or beef in seems to defeat the purpose of barbecue cooking!

I want the flesh in direct contact with the flame and smoke!

LOL

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Posted: 24 June 2009 01:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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SageMother - 18 June 2009 05:26 PM

If you will have a dutch oven with you, try Apple Crips!

Apples, peeled & sliced - This is a great group activity.  It gives everyone something to do with their hands while talking, which usually stirs memories about childhood camping and such.

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1 tablespoon cinnamon


Fill Dutch Oven half way with apples. Bend brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon (I like to add a little nutmeg sometimes). Cut butter into mixture. Spread mixture over apples. Cook covered for about 45 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Sagemother’s recipe for apple crisp sounds absolutely delicious! I can just imagine how wonderfully the aroma will linger around the campfire and punctuate the “crisp” air.

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Posted: 24 June 2009 06:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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SageMother - 18 June 2009 05:26 PM

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Fill Dutch Oven half way with apples. Bend brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon (I like to add a little nutmeg sometimes). Cut butter into mixture. Spread mixture over apples. Cook covered for about 45 minutes or until the apples are soft.

This sounds like a great activity… and delicious dessert, too.  Only problem I see is that
you wouldn’t be able to have vanilla ice cream with you to serve with it.  That would be
incredible!

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Posted: 24 June 2009 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Why not Katharina?? Just put a tub of your favourite into a cooler bag surrounded by ice packs. Job Done.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 05:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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stav - 24 June 2009 03:00 PM

Why not Katharina?? Just put a tub of your favourite into a cooler bag surrounded by ice packs. Job Done.

grin  I suppose anyone camping with me would tease me mercilessly if we’re out in the wild
... guys and gals getting back to nature and I pull a carton of Ben and Jerry’s from the ice.
Love the idea but I have to protect my tough girl image!  hehe

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Posted: 25 June 2009 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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the hell with image… ben and jerry’s rools ok?

besides, when you do that, the others will stare at you jealously and beg you to share with them…

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