The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 27

January 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm (Food, Personal) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Saturday, January 28th, 2012…

I made oatmeal for 10 people on a camp stove this morning, without any measuring cups or anything, and it came out really well!  We had fresh sliced bananas and cinnamon and sugar to put on top, that was actually really good!

We also had boil-in-bag omelets, if you’ve never done this when camping, you have GOT to try it!  Tag a quart sized plastic freezer ziploc bag (the heavy ones, and the regular press to seal, not the zipper type), put in two eggs (take them out of the shells, please!), and whatever you would put in your omelet.  We had ham, chopped into small pieces (lunchmeat ham works really well for this), shredded cheddar cheese, onion, green pepper, really whatever you have and feel like chopping up while camping.  Add a couple of tablespoons of whatever you want to add to your omelet, (for example, mine was 2 eggs, 3 tbsp cheese, 2 tbsp ham) close the bag.  Pinch the egg yolks inside the bag, then shake vigorously to mix everything and scramble the eggs.  Drop the bag into a pot of boiling water, cook roughly 6-8 minutes, or until the eggs are done.  You might need to cook a few minutes, mix again, and cook a few more minutes to get them done all the way through.  Pour out of bag onto plate, and eat!  You can cook as many bag omelets as you can fit in your pan at the same time, just make sure they are all actually in the water!  And best of all, no pans to clean!  You just have to dump out the water when you’re done!!

Our boys made trail mix before their hike…  two scoops of honey nut cheerios (about 1 cup), roughly 1/4 cup M&M’s, individual box of raisins, 1 scoop of pretzels (about 1/2 cup, maybe a little less) and roughly 1/2 cup mini marshmallows, all mixed together in a quart sized plastic bag, ready to take on your hike.  Good for car trips, too!  And you can customize this any way you like!  If you prefer banana nut cheerios, or Chex cereal instead, you decide what your family likes!!

Lunch was grilled cheese with ham sandwiches, and tomato soup.  Really easy, and a big hit with the boys.  They went through almost two whole loaves of bread!!  Of course, we had taken them on a 2.5 mile hike before lunch, so they were ready.

And dinner was burgers, tomato slices, onion slices, broccoli with cheese sauce, chips, cookies, and smores around the camp fire again.  I can’t say I cooked anything, but I helped serve, and I MADE every one of our boys have at least ONE BITE of broccoli with cheese before they could have cookies or smores, and they all did really well.

So, nothing fancy or difficult, but maybe a couple of things you’ve never made while camping that you might want to try!

Until tomorrow!!



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