My fiance and I participate in a Birding Competition every year. It is a 24 hour competition so we get to camp over. It was May 12-14 this year ('06). It is a lot of fun and we look forward to it every year. This is a collection of recipes that appeal to me for that weekend.
Plus, this year, my best friends and I are going to get a bunch of our kids together (only 8 of the 11) and camp for four days. While we aren't going to be doing anything "fancy" it is going to be GREAT fun!
This very traditional Australian bread was the staple food of the famous Australian swagman. Traditionally it is cooked in the coals of the campfire but this version is made in your oven. It's very quick to make and extremely versatile. Damper is a cross between a bread and a scone. It can be either sweet or savoury and the variations are endless - just use your imagination. Try a savoury damper as a side dish with soup. The swaggies often served a plain or sweet damper with butter and golden syrup (corn syrup). Served like this it's called 'cockie's joy' - a 'cockie' being a farm worker, and a 'boss cockie' being the person in charge. Damper does not keep well. It is best eaten the day it is made, but it can be frozen and reheated. Give it a try for something different!
A great recipe for the times you need a quick dessert but don't feel like doing a lot of work! Vary the recipe by adding your own ingredients to this 3 ingredient batter--such as nuts, chocolate chips, toffee pieces...and so on. Yummy!
I received this recipe from my mom's group at church. It's really yummy, and apparently not common anywhere, as I did a search for it, and nothing came up, so must be a complete original! The original Chef states this recipe is approximate, bc she never measures the ingredients.
Step by easy step recipe for a Native American all-purpose flat bread dating back to the nineteenth century. Fry bread is considered a food of inter-tribal unity and is made at all Indian pow wows. It has a crispy outside and a chewy inside. Serve with butter & honey, powdered sugar, or cinnamon & sugar. Or add 'taco' ingredients to the top to make an Indian taco bread salad. You can also fill these with anything then fold them up to eat. Or simply serve plain with soup, stew, etc. *EDITED TO ADD: This is an old recipe and I know many of us no longer use so much salt - if that's the case for you then I suggest REDUCING THE SALT BY HALF.
Save the mesh bags that have avocados,
oranges or lemons.You can use all of the veggies or just the ones you like. Boiled, mashed together and seasoned. Great with fish, bratwurst, polish sausage or chicken.
This is the perfect road food, fisherman's lunch, school lunch bread, breakfast ... I can't be without this recipe, given to me long ago by a friend. It definitely does not need butter -- just slice and eat. Please note that this does not pretend to be a low-fat recipe! It is meant for long days away from home, when one slice means sustenance.
Mmmm... Hot gooey marshmallows in buttery crisp caramel! You won't have just one! :O) We've been enjoying these around every campfire since I was a little girl. (My mom's brainy idea!) And everyone whose ever tried these never wants plain-roasted marshmallows again!! :O)
We make this whenever we go camping and it really does taste just like pineapple upside down cake. We usually put the packets on the grill grate on the camp fire ring if there is one; if not, we use our BBQ grill.
I have never had sticky chicken, but I saw this recipe in the newspaper recently and thought I'd try it sometime.The recipe explains how to prepare this ahead of time so you can make it for an easy campfire meal. We don't go camping, but I figure you can make it at home, too! The recipe source is from Don Jacobson's "The One Pan Gourmet".
These chewy granola bars were adapted from recipe #73754 from Kittencal. My changes were to add coconut, dates, and walnuts. I also used butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips. You'll see that your own options are endless - just substitute the ingredients that your family prefers!