We are escaping the heat (hopefully) and heading to the great outdoors for our annual family camping trip this weekend!
I LOVE camping!!! And I’m hoping Brynlee will too. This will be her 3rd time camping and each time has gotten easier. She loves being outside and able to play all day long. Bedtime is always a little interesting, she’s never been a good sleeper away from home, hopefully she will tire herself out during the day so bedtime wont be an issue.
One of my favorite things about camping, other than escaping it all for a few days, is the food! We always indulge in delicious dutch oven cooking and between that and the s’mores (my fav!) I am in food heaven!
We usually try to get to our favorite camping spot on Friday, but with work schedules and school schedules, everyone is always arriving at different times and there are always a few that don’t make it until after dark, so its always been our tradition to keep Friday dinner simple and just make tin foil dinners. Over the years we’ve made all different ones, last year I did a fajita theme and they were delicious!!
After that though, we go all out!! So today I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite camp food recipes.
For breakfast, this Mountain Man recipe can’t be beat! It makes a ton of food and is so delicious, you can’t help but go back for more! Plus its basically a 1-pot meal so fewer dishes, which is always a plus when camping.
For lunch, we usually just keep it simple with sandwiches and other easy food that can be taken with us should we decide to go on a hike or have picnic somewhere other than our camp spot.
And for dinner, Dutch Oven is my absolute favorite!!! It truly is the best form of cooking (in my opinion) and everything always comes out so full of flavor.
We always do one or two meat dishes, Ribs are always delicious and the pre-seasoned tri tip from Costco is always a huge hit too!
These Cheesy Potatoes cannot be beat and I don’t consider it a successful Dutch Oven dinner without them, I always eat way too many!!
And of course you can’t do dutch oven without a cobbler of some sort, they are so easy to make and if you top them with a little homemade whipped cream, YUM!
I’m usually always in charge of a dessert too and since there is always at least one cobbler, I usually try to make a chocolate-y dessert so we have some options. This year I plan on making this one.
As you can see, when it comes to camping, all bets are off and we certainly are not counting any calories.
What are some of your favorite camping recipes, are there any I need to add to our camping repertoire?