Now that the weather's so nice, we're all ready to head outside again. (But we gotta do it quick before it gets TOO hot!) I got a big campfire Dutch oven pot for one of my Valentine's Day gifts (don't worry...I asked for it) and have not broken it in yet.
When my son was in Cub Scouts, I was the den leader for many years and went through B.A.L.L.O.O. training one weekend. I overheard one of the guys complaining about the cooking instruction, saying the food was for "car campers." (This was not a compliment.) He then said, "There's two kinds of campers. Those who hike to eat and those who eat to hike."
I've done both, but I much prefer the former. ;) So, I'm gonna share some recipes I've used (and found) recently, but I want you to share, too... What do you cook when you camp?
Dump two cans of the pie filling of your choice on the bottom, dump a yellow cake mix on top of that. Do not touch or stir. Slice a stick of butter on top. Cook over campfire for an hour or so. You've got campfire cobbler!
My latest Sunset magazine had a few tasty campfire recipes too...
Hobo-Style Bananas Foster
A rectangle of foil with a split banana, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and a splash of dark rum.
Cut up potatoes with butter, salt, pepper and onion in foil
Wrap a head of cabbage in foil with onion soup mix and butter and throw it in the coals.
Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie
Add cubed chicken, cream of chicken soup, canned veggies, potatoes and onions. Cook over the edge of the fire about an hour. Place biscuit dough on the top. Put the lid back on and place coals on the lid, about 20 min., until rolls are cooked.