A Camping Weekend Menu
National forest campgrounds have a lot of things going for them but one thing none have is a grocery store. Plan is essential. Here is one of my camping weekend menus.
Friday’s dinner – On the way to the campground, stop for a Broasted chicken, potato salad, broccoli salad and everyone pick their dessert from the grocery store’s bakery section. Serve at the campground, after the tent is up.
Saturday (flip day) breakfast – Spaghetti omelet (make pasta at home and store in ziplock bag which is used to mix everything together – no sense in getting a bowl dirty) covered with sauteed sausage, mushrooms and onions, spaghetti sauce, or whatever you like and served with green salad. Fresh fruit and graham crackers for dessert. Recipe for Spaghetti Omelet – for each person put a serving of cooked pasta in a hot skillet with a bit of oil. In a bowl, add one egg and a splash of water and beat until well mixed. Pour over the sizzling pasta and cover. Give it a couple of minutes and check to see is bottom is a light brown. If it is, flip the omelet and finish cooking.)
Saturday mid-morning snack – Homemade trail mix – basically salted nuts, raisins (that’s the GORP part) and whatever else I can find in the kitchen’s cabinets.
Saturday lunch – Chicken salad sandwiches (use leftover chicken), chips, and carrot, celery, apple chunks (Add peanut butter for a good “in the car” snack on the way home.)
Saturday mid-afternoon snack – Watermelon smiles (buy seeded and have a watermelon seed spitting contest during the heat of the day – good old-fashion fun.)
Saturday (flip day) dinner – Buttermilk pancakes (package version stored in a empty, clean, plastic mayo jar – just add water, shake to mix, and pour onto griddle or skillet) topped with wild berry sauce (put use equal parts sugar and water in saucepan and bring to boil. Add fruit, stir and set of the heat) and bacon. For dessert have children make “Fried Eggs” – instant vanilla pudding (made in one of those empty and washed mayo jars) poured over cut side down canned peach halves.
Saturday nightime snack – What else? S-mores
Sunday breakfast – In the Bag Eggs (Bring a pot of water to the boil. Break an egg or two into a small ziplock bag, add whatever you want or nothing at all. seal the bag, kneading the bag to mix the yoke and white, then carefully drop into boiling water. Let set in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes or until done the way you like it. Remove bag from water, open and squeeze onto your plate. You may want to write the individual’s name on the bag.) and leftover fruit compote (just put chopped up fruit in a bowl or large ziplock bag, sprinkle with a little sugar and let stand while eggs cook).
Sunday mid-morning snack – In the car – carrots, celery, apple chunks with peanut. Still in camp and the campfire is still hot, “Jiffy-pop” popcorn.
Sunday lunch – Mom picks the restaurant/café/diner – afterall, she is on vacation too!
Sunday dinner at home - A bowl of cereal followed by a hot bath and bed for everyone – perfect end to good fun weekend. Unpack tomorrow – it well wait.
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