One thing that drives Matt a little batty is that before an adventure has finished (often before it has even started) I start thinking about the next one…if I am honest I drive myself a little batty with this bad habit and I do TRY to not get too far ahead…its a work in progress though.
In less than a week we will be home from our SouthEast Asia adventure so naturally I am starting to think about whats next. With the weather hopefully cooling down a little and a couple of long weekends coming up I am thinking another camping trip is in order!
On our two night camping trip to Izena Island over July 4th weekend I was determined NOT to have any hotdogs or burgers.
While I eat them on the odd occasion they are definitely not my favorite things to eat and most definitely didn’t fancy eating them for an entire weekend.
I spent some time browsing Pinterest and came up with some delicious and more importantly easy meals to take on our camping trip.
Below is a quick summary of what our camping menu consisted of but now I would LOVE to hear some new ideas for our next camping trip…whenever that may be!
1) ‘Taco in a bag’
This was so simple and super yummy. Eden thought it was great eating them out of the bag but Clio wasn’t a fan so we ended up putting hers on a plate; even with her dirty plate there was still only a handful of dishes!
Prior to the trip I chopped up all the fresh ingredients and put them in ziplock bags, browned the meat and put in a ziplock bag, then simply packed bags of Dorritos, some sour cream, a pack of shredded cheese and a jar of salsa.
The only work we had to do was re-heat the meat, cut-up the avocado and of course assemble!
We will definitely be doing this again!2) “Chicken & Cheese quesadilla”
If you thought the tacos in a bag were easy, wait till you see how easy this one is…
Preparation at home included cooking and shreading chicken….and that is it! Along with the chicken, we packed a pack of tortillas, used the rest of the cheese from the Taco’s as well as the salsa.
We simply assembled and heated and they too were a hit!LUNCH
3) ‘pizza roll’
I wasn’t really sure how this one would turn out but our family loves pizza so I wanted to give it a try. Other than us slightly overcooking it making it a little burnt in parts, it was great.
To prep for this I purchased those pillsbury pizza crust from the refrigerated section at the supermarket; rolled it out into a rectangle, topped with pizza sauce and our toppings, rolled it into a log, wrapped in tin foil and then froze it.
By the time we were ready to cook it, it had thawed. We simply cooked it, unwrapped the tin foil and sliced up.
Having pizza while camping was definitely a treat!BREAKFAST
4) Blueberry muffins
Can’t really get much easier than this! Whipped up a batch of muffins at home and voila breakfast was served and devoured I might add! I had planned to eat these with some bananas but I forgot to get the bananas out…the kids didn’t seem to mind one bit!
Matt grabbed a bottle of the pancake mix which you just add water to it, shake and then pour! No at home preparation and oh so easy! We remembered to bring a spatular and a small bottle of syrup and again another hit breakfast!Do you have any quick and easy non-hamburger/hotdog camping meals? I would LOVE to hear about them!