Laura and I recently went camping with the family up on the North Shore and found ourselves making a fun variety of quick and simple yet delicious recipes!  We made a fair amount of food, so I’ll just hit you with the highlights.

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We arrived mid afternoon on a chilly/rainy day and after setting up camp and taking a short hike, it was time to make dinner.  We kept it pretty simple by grilling chicken with a side dish, where we sautéed potatoes, carrots, and onions in butter.  After eating dinner (and enjoying a few beverages) we were all ready for bed.campchick

 

Breakfast was again, fairly simple with eggs, bacon and toast.  I had the enormously difficult task of buttering the bread, I’m like a surgeon with that knife.   After breakfast it was time for another hike, and fortunately, though a little damp outside, the rain held off.breakfast

Then it was time for a fun little lunch with homemade pizzas cooked in our pie irons!  It’s surprisingly easy!

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All you need to do is:

  • spread butter on two slices of bread, and place one slice (butter side down) on each half of your pie iron.
  • add your pizza toppings (sauce, meats, cheese, veggies) onto one slice of bread.
  • clamp both sides of your pie iron together and pull off the crust/excess bread
  • then place your pie iron over your fire pit and let it cook for a few minutes on each side.  Timing will depend on how hot the fire is.

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Pro tip: carefully open up your pie iron from time to time to make sure your pizza isn’t getting burnt to a crisp like a character from Game of Thrones.

Next up is dessert, in which we tested out a couple of fun desserts to do around the fire. First up is a traditional s’more cooked inside a tortilla using the pie iron.  The perfect little treat to share will someone!

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Next up we took a refrigerated cinnamon roll (found in tubes) and roasted it over the fire like you would a marshmallow.  This is incredibly simple and quick, definitely a must have next time you have a bonfire!

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Finally we have our Banana S’more, where we cut open a banana and put peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate chips on top.  We wrapped the banana and toppings in tin foil and through them over the grate on the fire for about 10 minutes.

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That’s it folks.  Let us know what you like to cook when you’re camping!

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Cheers

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