Jun
23
2016

Wrap It Up - They'll Eat It! Fun Outdoor Cooking With Foil Packs

Camping or BBQ - It's Your Choice!

Wrap It Up - They'll Eat It! Fun Outdoor Cooking With Foil Packs

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Looking for a camping recipe that gives you an excuse to open a bottle of wine? You've come to the right place! This Easiest Camping Vegetable Foil Pack recipe couldn't be easier to make and tastes the best when you splash a little white wine over the vegetables before cooking.

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To make this even easier to assemble, wash and slice your veggies at home, dry completely and store in a freezer bag in your camping cooler until ready to use.

My favourite meal to serve these veggies with is Camping Chicken, but they also make a great side to hamburgers, steak or any of your other favourite camping meals.

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Ingredients

3-4 cups of your favourite vegetables. My favourites are sliced red, orange or yellow pepper, mushrooms and sliced zucchini, but I've also included asparagus, green beans, broccoli and peeled and chopped parsnip
1/4 cup white wine (I use Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

 Wash and chop your vegetables.

 Place veggies in the middle of a piece of tinfoil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (approx 2.5 feet long).

 Slightly fold up the edges of the foil (so the wine doesn't escape) and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 Pour wine over vegetables then fold into a package ensuring all seams are sealed. I often fold another piece of foil over top of the foil pack to help keep all the liquid in and not dripping over the fire or grill. Check out my foil pack technique here.

 Cook over grill on medium-low heat for approx. 10-15 minutes. When ready to cook the main course, carefully move the veggetable foil pack to top rack of grill (to make room to cook on the lower grill) or over to the campfire grate and keep warm over low flames (be sure not to over cook!). 

 When ready to serve dinner, carefully unwrap vegetables and serve.

 Looking for some of my other favourite camping meals? Try my Bannock in a Bag, my kids' absolute favourite Camping Chicken, my Easiest Homemade Hamburgers (that freeze and pack really well!) and my Dad's Camping Potatoes.

Jun
22
2016

The Campfire Nachos That Will Now Become Part of Your Summer Tradition

You aren't going to believe how easy these are to make.

The Campfire Nachos That Will Now Become Part of Your Summer Tradition

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There are a few very key things that hold parents back from jumping onto the camping bandwagon and one of them is definitely figuring out what to feed a family three meals a day, plus snacks with limited supplies and equipment. Because no matter what they say, the kids will get tired of hot dogs on a stick and s'mores (well, maybe not the s'mores). Campfire nachos have become one of my family's top requested camping meals and the recipe is so easy! If you cook your ground beef before heading out to the woods, this meal is more like assembly than actual cooking and clean up is a breeze!

My number one Campfire Nachos tip is to cook the ground beef and veggies with taco seasoning at home. If you want to keep the nachos as a day three or four lunch or dinner option, just freeze your beef mixture in a in a freezer bag or plastic container and when you're ready to leave, toss it into the cooler. This way the beef will slowly defrost and should be ready to go by day three.

Also, feel free to use whatever veggies your kids will actually eat - mine just happen to like (or at least not be bothered by) sautéed celery and peppers in their nacho beef.

Simply spray your foil with non-stick cooking spray.

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Add your nacho chips and top with cooked ground beef mixture, salsa and shredded cheese.

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Wrap into foil pack making sure all the seams are sealed.

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Cook on campfire grate or on grill set to low heat for approx. 10-15 minutes. Remove from grill, carefully open and serve.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 red pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 package of taco seasoning
1 bag of yur favourite nacho chips
1 cup (or small jar) of salsa + more for serving (if desired)
2 cups, shredded cheddar cheese (buy the pre-shredded packages and just toss in the cooler)
1 tbsp. cooking oil
Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

 Heat oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat then sauté celery and red peppers until soft (approx. 2-3 minutes).

​ Add ground beef and taco seasoning package and cook according to package directions, ensuring beef is full cooked (approx 6-8 minutes).

​ Cool beef mixture completely and store in refrigerator or freezer until ready to pack camping cooler (see note above for when I recommend freezing).

​ When ready to assemble nachos, tear off a piece of tinfoil approx 2-feet long.

​ Spray one side with non-stick cooking spray.

​ Add two to three handfuls of nacho chips and top with desired amount of cooked ground beef mixture, salsa and cheese.

​ Fold tin foil into package, ensuring all sides and the top are sealed so no steam can escape (see my technique here).

​ Repeat until you're out of ingredients (usually makes 3 "kid" sized portions and 2 "adult" sized portions).

​ Cook on campfire grill (ensuring flames are not coming above foil packs) or over grill set to low heat for approx. 10-15 minutes.

​ Remove from heat and carefully slit foil pack open - careful it's HOT!

​ Enjoy with your favourite nacho toppings.

PS: Looking for some of my other favourite camping meals? Try my Bannock in a Bag, my kids' absolute favourite Camping Chicken, my Easiest Homemade Hamburgers (that freeze and pack really well!) and my Dad's Camping Potatoes.

Happy Camping!

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 RELATED: Easy Camping Dessert - All Aboard Banana Boats! 

Jun
21
2016

Ahoy, Matey! All Aboard These Delicious Campfire Banana Boats!

Delicious served for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Ahoy, Matey! All Aboard These Delicious Campfire Banana Boats!

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I'm going to be 100% honest with you and admit that by day four or five of camping, I may just let my kids have these Campfire Banana Boats for breakfast.

Banana = fruit and fruit totally = breakfast food.

Right???

So now that we've established Campfire Banana Boats can be served for breakfast, a snack or dessert after dinner when you get tired of s'mores (if that's even possible!), let me share with you how easy they are to make...

Simply slice banana.

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Have the kids stuff in their favourite toppings like mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and cut up brownie pieces.

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Wrap in foil and cook over the campfire.

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Carefully unwrap and enjoy!

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Ingredients (for one banana boat)

Banana
Toppings like mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, two-bite brownie cut into pieces, peanuts, smarties, etc...
 

Directions

 Slice open your banana leaving the skin on and carefully cut a small thin strip lengthwise out of the top (to fit your toppings in).

​ Carefully peel open the top and let the kids stuff in their favourite toppings like mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and cut up brownie pieces.

​ Wrap in foil and place on campfire grate and heat for approx 8-10 minutes (over low flames), turning at the halfway point. You can also place on grill set to low heat.

​ Carefully unwrap, peel banana, discard foil and peel, serve and enjoy!

PS: Looking for some of my other favourite camping meals? Try my Bannock in a Bag, my kids' absolute favourite Camping Chicken, my Easiest Homemade Hamburgers (that freeze and pack really well!) and my Dad's Camping Potatoes.

Happy Camping!

 RELATED: Camping Classics - Homemade Hamburgers