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We are going camping with the boys this weekend. I'm trying to figure out what to take for food and with all that's been going on, my normally capable brain is just kaput. Any suggestions for easy, kid friendly camp food? We are planning on taking a good stock of clif bars, bottled water, heat-friendly fruits, etc. I'm just having trouble coming up with dinners other than veggie dogs.
 

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Yum, baking potatoes in foil and then dumping whatever toppings they want on it. They make vegetarian canned chili which is really good on top of a baked potatoe with some EB. Don't forget corn on the cob.

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Car camping I guess. We aren't like hiking out into the woods or anything. We'll have tents, picnic tables, campstoves, etc. No electricity, but we're definitely not roughing it. That is, unless it stays in the 90's. Sheesh.
 

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If you have pie irons, you can make grilled cheese, pie iron pies (I know, inventive name), pie iron pizzas, and anything else that's based around heating something between two pieces of bread.

You can probably find them at garage sales and camping/sporting goods stores, but here's a website if you have no idea what a pie iron is.
 

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Oh skylark those would be awesome for next time. I ended up gettng some easy stuff, veggie burgers, veggie dogs, tofurkey sandwiches & canned soup for lunch, jiffy pop, etc.

Aimra, we're in Florida. Normally it's a bit cooler by now, but this summer was just so freaking hot. I'm praying for the 77-80 that they are forecasting for this weekend.
 

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Oh skylark those would be awesome for next time. I ended up gettng some easy stuff, veggie burgers, veggie dogs, tofurkey sandwiches & canned soup for lunch, jiffy pop, etc.
The thing with pie irons, especially with kids, is you have to remember the metal parts get hot. I've burned my fingers on them many times, and I know this. If someone decides to pull a hot one out of the fire and swing it around... watch out.
 

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Oh skylark those would be awesome for next time. I ended up gettng some easy stuff, veggie burgers, veggie dogs, tofurkey sandwiches & canned soup for lunch, jiffy pop, etc.

Aimra, we're in Florida. Normally it's a bit cooler by now, but this summer was just so freaking hot. I'm praying for the 77-80 that they are forecasting for this weekend.
I'm feeling your pain, what the HECK is up with this weather??? I'm so ready for the 70's!!! We live in North Florida and it was STILL almost 90 degrees today......I'm so over the hot weather!


Okay, rant over. As far as camping foods, what about doing baked potatoes IN the ashes of the fire? They are sooo good that way. Then you could just carry a can of vegetarian chili with you to go on top! I would also consider some type of veggie soup (that way you can pack canned beans, veggies, and tomatoes). Also another good thing for breakfast is beans, cornbread and fresh sliced tomatoes. Yeah, I know it doesn't sound too appetizing but is it VERY yummy!


If your cooking over a fire, I would defiantely suggest cast iron skillets or pots (if you don't have any you might be able to borrow some?). Something about cooking over an open fire in the iron skillets, you just can't beat the taste!!

I"ll keep my fingers crossed in hopes that the weather cools off soon and the rain stays away for you!!!!

Hope you have a good trip!!

Michelle
 
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