So you are headed out of town for the weekend for a camping trip with the family, friends or work? You’re bags are packed, but you’re not sure what to do for meals over the weekend. You want meals that everyone can enjoy, but don’t take forever to prepare and cook. Here are so tasty eats that you can make for any occasion when camping for the weekend.
First Things First
Make sure you have all the cooking supplies you need. From pans and pots, to the grill and food, you don’t want to leave anything behind. If you’re camping in an RV you will have access to a fridge, so perishable items wont go bad. This opens up the options you have when deciding what to cook. Don’t forget to pack your plates and other utensils either.
There’s no better way to start your day on a camping trip than with a fresh cooked breakfast. Some great options at your fingertips are the classics. Bacon, eggs and toast is always a satisfying meal to wake up to. Since the stove in an RV is a little bit smaller than what you are accustomed to at home, it might be a wise idea to purchase an electric skillet or griddle.
Biscuits and gravy is also another mouthwatering breakfast that will fill you up until its time for lunch. While not considered the healthiest of breakfasts, you can make a little bit better with some fruit such as bananas, apples or oranges. Cap it off with a nice glass of juice or milk and you will be ready to get outdoors and enjoy the day.
Last but not least, pancakes and waffles are a kid favorite and are easy to make. If you have a waffle maker and electric skillet, bring them with you and make breakfast outside and enjoy the fresh morning air. Eating breakfast outside can help wake you up and get you energized for the day. As for the adults, don’t forget to bring the coffee; you’ll want that awesome cup of joe to compliment your breakfast!
When camping, lunch can either be quick and easy, or you can take some time and whip up something really tasty. If you are out and about fishing, swimming or hiking, pack up a cooler of sandwiches and take them with you. It’s your preference of what kind of sandwich you want, but they are easy to make and will fill you up to hold you over till dinner. Don’t forget the best sandwich sidekick, chips. With this lunch combo you are sure to keep every satisfied without having to do too much work.
If you feel like taking time to make a meal for lunch, barbequing is always a great option. Burgers, brats, dogs and wings are always a good idea when camping with anyone. Bring your favorite sauce and toppings and enjoy what your grillmaster is cooking up!
For dinner, you have the option to barbeque, but if you did that for lunch, it might be a good idea to prepare something different. One great option that few people think about is grilled pizza. If you want to impress your company, this is a must try. You can purchase a made to bake pizza from your local grocery store, however do not purchase frozen pizza. You can then add any pizza toppings you desire. After that put it on the grill until the crust is golden brown on the bottom and the cheese is melting. Slice it up however you want, serve and enjoy.
Another option that’s fairly easy to prepare is grilled nachos. All you need to prepare these is tortilla chips, your choice of meat, cheese, veggies and any other toppings you want to include. Layer the chips in a aluminum baking pan and pile your toppings on top of them. Then put them on the grill and let them cook for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them though; you don’t want to burn them. When finished, take them off and serve them up. This is a dish everyone is sure to love!
One thing to remember when preparing meals while camping is to always change it up. Try different things that you maybe haven’t made before and see how people like it. Who knows you may just whip something up that become a favorite among friends and family.
Sammy Jo is a writer for Quality RV. Quality RV is a premium Missouri RV dealer and service shop. Sammy loves to travel and to write about travelling tips for motorhome enthusiasts.