Good morning y'all! Who's ready for some more camping awesomeness?
Aimee from Like Mother, Like Daughter is here today to share with us some of her simple yet tasty camping recipes and share her thoughts on camping.
Take it away Aimee!
I grew up camping occasionally with my family. We usually went to Lake Powell every year with my uncle's family and camped on the beach. We also traveled a lot, taking two or three week long road trips some summers and spending every other day camping and the next in a hotel.
I married a husband who grew up camping as well and loves all things outdoors - especially fishing, hiking, biking, camping. So since we have been married as soon as it warms up enough every spring we go camping, and continue to go a few times throughout the summer and fall before it cools back down. The only big difference is that my husband and I do more rugged style camping (well, in some aspects) we don't go to a campground with fire rings and a bathroom a few hundred yards away. We usually just find a good spot in the woods, and call it good. We now have a few favorite spots that we regularly visit, which now have fire rings built out of rocks.
Over Memorial Day weekend we were able to go to one of our favorite spots and camp for 2 nights. It was the first campout of the year and it was perfect. The weather was just warm enough, we hiked, fished, relaxed, had a fire, ate delicious food and more. One of the best parts of camping really is the camping food. (And this is the aspect that we don't always "rough it" with camping - we actually own a propane powered oven!) But something about eating some delicious food after a long day of hiking, fishing, exploring and just wearing yourself out makes the food that much more delicious. Or waking up to the sun and enjoying a delicious breakfast. Yum!
One meal item that I remember making at some youth campouts I went to with members of my church when I was a teenager were Omelets in a Bag. This is a simple way to make omelets while camping, to let everyone decide what they want in their omelet and to cook a bunch of them at once. But you do need a camp stove to make this recipe. For each personal omelet you need 2 eggs, and whatever ingredients you want to add to them.
Omelet in a Bag
1 quart sized freezer bag
optional add ins:
chopped green pepper
1. Crack both of your eggs into a large resealable freezer safe bag. 2. Seal the bag and shake it and squeeze it until your eggs are mixed.
3. Add your preferred add ins into the bag with your eggs (about 1-2 TBS of each)
4. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal.
5. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
6. Place your bag and other bags into the boiling water. (How many bags will fit depends on how big your pot is)
7. Cook for about 12 minutes or until eggs are thoroughly cooked.
8. Slide omelet out onto your plate and enjoy. (I like to top mine with salsa or ketchup!)
Some of my other favorite camping breakfast meals are:
- Cinnamon Rolls -- Cook some canned cinnamon rolls in your dutch oven over charcoal briquets (about 8-10 on the bottom and about 16 on the top) and cook until the tops of the rolls turn a golden brown color.
- Breakfast burritos --Scramble your eggs and add in your mixins, bacon, cheese or whatever you like, and roll them up in a tortilla.
- Pancakes --A great tip is to mix your pancake dry mix with the liquid (milk or water) at home and store in a ziplock bag or pyrex in your camping cooler until you use it.
Hi! I'm Aimee and I blog at Like Mother Like Daughter, with you guessed it, my mom! I started the blog a couple years ago so my mom and I could share recipes despite living in different states. I have since completely fallen in love with cooking through the help of this blog and making a goal for myself to try at least one new recipe a week. I also enjoy running, reading, dancing, photography, camping and more! Come follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Bloglovin or Google+ for our latest and greatest recipes and updates!