There is something special about camping with the whole family. Everyone gets to enjoy the outdoors both day and night and there is plenty of time to be together to bond. Camping offers an affordable getaway. You can stay away longer with the whole family because of how inexpensive it is.
Making family camping meals is one of the biggest aspects of the getaway. But there can be a lot of to think about.
How much food should you bring?
What if the kids do not like a special menu item you have planned to make over the open fire?
What is worse, what if after planning all of your recipes, you forget to pack some ingredients?
Plan Your Camping Food Menu
Cooking for the family when camping should be fun and easy. There are many resources online to search for great recipes before you leave. Some of them will catch your eye, so do not hesitate to add them to your menu list. But first, make certain to come up with a menu plan.
This will save you time and stress once you are at the campground. Plan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It is fine to cheat on your outdoor excursion by adding in a dinner or two that you enjoy out at a nearby restaurant in a town by the campground. That is one way to make things even easier for the whole family.
With your menu plan, you will also be able to make sure to buy all food items and pack all the kitchen gear you need to cook everything.
More Camping Food Tips
Today, there are Meals Ready to Eat which are prepackaged fully cooked meals that come in foil pouches. Get them at camping or outdoor supply stores. These items make for a fun meal that the kids will love.
These meals only require you to open them up and eat them. They heat themselves up in the package. Kids will be fascinated by them and, while they may be somewhat pricey, they are easy to pack, they don’t spill and they are convenient. They also offer complete nutrition.
If there are any sites to see in town, plan to go and take them in for a day. Finish that day off at a local restaurant where you can skip the camp cooking for a night and still have fun with the family.
There are many ways to pack items to make more than just hot dogs or hamburgers. Bring plenty of foil and plastic bags. If you bring snacks like chips, hold onto the empty foil packages. These essential materials are perfect for tossing eggs, vegetables and more in to create a campfire breakfast to-go.
Season chicken or meat before packing it up in your cooler. Wrap in foil with potatoes, onions or any other vegetables you like. Place the foil packet on the fire and you can have a fully cooked delicious meal for the family in no time with little cleanup.
Make a plan for your family camping meals and pack accordingly. You will save time and get to enjoy your camping trip even more.