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Food you make more at camp than you do at home….
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October 1, 2012 – 12:24 pm
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For us, it is SOS (Creamed Chipped Beef) served over freshly baked biscuits.

Hardly ever make it at home, but its a camping staple.

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Steak, it seems the only time we get to eat steak is when we are camping. It is our usual Saturday night dinner with potatoes, corn and Caesar Salad.
Another ever since we have been camping growing up is KFC on the first night we arrive. we always grabbed a bucket enroute to our destination, and we still do it with my wife, girls and mom now, but we have Popeye’s to choose from now.

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this may sound odd, but I cook all the same stuff at home that I do when we camp.

I love to grill, cook, and be creative, so it never stops, lol

I wish I could say there was one particular CAMP ONLY food…

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I would love to have a better variety of grilled foods, but by the end of the day, it just doesn’t happen. I’ve been making and taking food along lately that can be reheated or just quickly sauteeing fresh thin chops/steak. I do enough cooking at home and thought my outdoor chef (DH) would have more umph.  🙁  At least it gives us more relaxation time rather than cooking time. (I still do the clean up though!)

I’m not really complaining. Today is our 45th wedding anniversary, so I guess we’re just running out of the [size=10pt][font=impact][size=12pt][glow=red,2,300]passion[/glow][/size][/font][/size] for cooking!  😀

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Scrapple, hands down, we only have it when I cook outside.  I also only Dutch Oven when camping. 

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Foil pocket meals.  DEE-LISH!!  I’ve tried to make them at home but they don’t come out the same. 

I love corn on the grill, and since I live in a condo with no private outdoor space I mostly only get grilling done while camping.  mmm, and tomatoes on the grill… thanks, now I need to go camping.

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[quote author=GA Judy link=topic=1944.msg16709#msg16709 date=1349111694]
Today is our 45th wedding anniversary,

Awesome and a big congratulations to you guys.

Nothing special while camping for food.

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Happy Anniversary GA Judy 🙂 I eat the same at home and camp, I eat a s’more after work a lot 8)

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Happy Anniversary GA Judy!  I tend to make some venison lasagna in the DO while camping.

[img width=640 height=428]http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j453/jmcclung11/Misc%20Pics/DO_Venison_Lasagna_zps2803d64a.jpg[/img]

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[quote author=GA Judy link=topic=1944.msg1#msg1 date=1349111694]
Today is our 45th wedding anniversary, so I guess we’re just running out of the [size=10pt][font=impact][size=12pt][glow=red,2,300]passion[/glow][/size][/font][/size] for cooking!  😀

Happy anniversary!!

Chris and Michelle

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Thanks for all the good wishes! If we could make what I had for dinner while camping, I’d be a very happy camper. Just love Speidino di Mare from Carabba’s (breadcrumbed and grilled shrimp and scallops with a lemon butter sauce). The sauteed spinach was great too! DH Al had a beautiful piece of grilled salmon topped with diced tomatoes. Heck, we could make that camping!

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Ga Judy,
Happy belated anniversary!!!
Before DW became allergic to shellfish it was a clambake. Really enjoyed that one.
Now it is just about anything in the DO. 

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Thanks for the good wishes, Nimrod! 

I don’t know what I would do if I became allergic to shellfish! Horrible thought since I just had some delicious sweet garlic sauteed shrimp for dinner. DH really messed up the kitchen with making food and sauces today, but the shrimp was delish! He made some mole (sauce) with about 6 different kinds of peppers but that’s for tomorrow! With this sauce, it can be used on all sorts of meat, so I’ll bet your family would like it — if someone cleans up well.  😉

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We don’t eat hot dogs at home, but we make them while camping (customary when on the beach).  We also don’t eat bagels & cream cheese at home, but it’s a favorite camping breakfast.  For us, camping cooking/eating centers around convenience, as we want to spend our vacation time doing things besides cooking.  We’re passionate and devoted home cooks, but we like a break from not having to plan when to start soup stock, marinate poultry/meats, etc.  Our DS’s are usually more interested in activities than special meals as well.

Please don’t get me wrong – I don’t mean to criticize those who enjoy cooking while camping; I totally respect that and understand how much fun it is, as we cook outdoors as often as possible when at home.

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Hot dogs and macaroni and cheese.  I would have said s’mores too, but we just got a fire pit/bowl, so I see more s’mores at home in my future  😉

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For some reason I only make pancakes when we camp??  Don’t really know why because I fix waffles at home all along and pancakes are just as easy but they seem to be just for camping.  Also make breakfast burritos only when camping.  Something about breakfast just makes the trip!!!!

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I agree, Melinda!  Breakfast cooked and eaten outdoors has always been a favorite of ours. Sometimes we get so busy with having fun that we miss lunch (especially after a big breakfast) and just go on to dinner before it gets too dark to see what’s cookin’!  ;D

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Most of the time, we keep it very simple when we camp, though we enjoy cooking at home. Since we’re used to cooking larger amounts, then freezing food in meal-sized packages, we often take chili or soup on trips.

One thing we added to camping food this year is toasted cheese and meat sandwiches for supper. Did it on one trip because we had homemade bread to use up, and we’d bought Trader Joe’s cold cuts (rosemary ham and turkey) to try. The sandwiches are now a staple; we made sourdough bread before the last trip just so we could make them. Easy for me to cut the bread within my carbohydrate limits (I’m close to pre-diabetes), and the meat we bought is lower fat and sodium than most of the more common brands. We have a pie iron, but it is too small for the bread we make, so we just use a skillet; we don’t have a fire so would be using it on the stove anyway. I don’t know how the sandwiches will work on longer trips, unless we find bakery bread; I’ve been making bread since I was in my teens, and don’t like packaged bread.

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Kit, I am diabetic and started making my own bread last year as well as milling my own wheat. The whole wheat is much better for glucose stability. I think you can grind your own wheatberries at Trader Joe’s (or Whole Foods) if you are so inclined. If you are interested, take a look at http://www.BreadBeckers.com under the "Learn" tab for some nice recipes. I’ve got a lot more if you would like some.

Incidentally, I just bought some rosemary parmesan ham to make sandwiches for our 6 hr. trip to FL tomorrow. We’ll picnic along the way!

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[quote author=GA Judy link=topic=1944.msg17453#msg17453 date=1350506253]
Kit, I am diabetic and started making my own bread last year as well as milling my own wheat. The whole wheat is much better for glucose stability. I think you can grind your own wheatberries at Trader Joe’s (or Whole Foods) if you are so inclined. If you are interested, take a look at http://www.BreadBeckers.com under the "Learn" tab for some nice recipes. I’ve got a lot more if you would like some.

Incidentally, I just bought some rosemary parmesan ham to make sandwiches for our 6 hr. trip to FL tomorrow. We’ll picnic along the way!

Hi Judy-
DH has a grain mill, though he doesn’t always start at that scratch level. He’s the one who makes and eats the whole grain breads – rye, buckwheat, vortlimpa, etc. I know it is not as good for me, but my usual bread is oatmeal, which is part white flour. I have been trying to eat whole wheat and other grains since my twenties, and most of it is extremely bitter-tasting to me. I’ve tried lots of varieties of wheat and so on, without much luck. My taste has changed over the last few years too, so even some things I used to like now taste horrible to me, or like not much of anything. [Years of sinus infections, followed by surgery may be one cause – I have lost part of my sense of smell, too – the scary part of that is one of the more noticeable losses is the first odor of burning. Haven’t set off the smoke alarm yet. Camping where people have campfires is not fun for me on a number of levels. I can’t always tell where the fire smell is coming from, source or direction, and after a couple of bad fire years here in the SW, that is a little nerve-making. Some of my meds may also effect my sense of taste, so I hope to be able to reduce those by the time I see my cardiologist for my 6-month check-up.]

Finding good bread on longer trips is always a challenge, though we occasionally find a bakery.  I’m not inclined to take my nice bread machine camping, even if we could count on having power, and have not tried to bake real bread in any of our camping ovens. After my primary care NP gave me my carb limits and a good book to use to determine them, I’ve pretty much stuck to Triscuit crackers (for some reason, I like that whole wheat) for many of my lunches at home and camp (supper too if I’m desperate). I know how many I can have for a meal or snack, and seldom eat the maximum.

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