Thursday, 27 June 2013

Camping Menu 2013

School's out for the summer and it's Canada Day on Monday. That means today is the launch of the official camping season!

In honour of this momentous day, I though I'd share my camping menu with you! This year I have a 4 day camping menu. We usually only go camping for 2-3 days, but I've added an extra day in case it's a long weekend (like this weekend!).

Cooler Tips: I try to bring as much canned or frozen food as possible to reduce the amount of ice I need to pack into my cooler. Milk jugs filled with water and frozen make great cooler packs and give you some nice cold clean drinking water too. Keep a refrigerator thermometer in your cooler and if the temperature rises, get some more ice!

2013 Camping Menu

Day 1 (Friday)
Travel Snack - Ladybug's Trail Mix
Evening Snack - S'mores

Friday Notes: Pre-make trail mix and store in ziploc bags for the drive to the campground. Help make dinner easier by marinading chicken at home and storing in a ziploc bag. Cut up greek salad and prepare dressing (don't add dressing until you start making dinner) and pre-make Naan (wrap in aluminium foil).

Day 2 (Saturday)
Breakfast - Pancakes & Strawberries
Lunch -  Chicken Quesadillas
Afternoon Snack - Watermelon
Evening Snack - Banana Boats

Saturday Notes: prepare pancake mix ahead of time for a quick hot breakfast. Use left over chicken for quesadillas. pre-cook, marinade, and freeze ribs. Pre-make potato salad without eggs & use a small unopened jar of mayonnaise (added when serving) as it doesn't have to be refrigerated to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Day 3 (Sunday)
Lunch - Taco Soup
Afternoon Snack - Oranges
Supper - Low Country Shrimp Boil & Leafy Greens Salad
Evening Snack - Orange Brownies

Sunday Notes: Bring oatmeal pre-baked and reheat before serving. Taco soup can be pre-made & frozen or bring frozen ground beef and canned ingredients. Use frozen shrimp & sausage for low country boil.

Day 4 (Monday)
Breakfast - Breakfast Hash (left over fried potatoes, meat & veggies with a few eggs)
Lunch - use up any left over food (or have hotdogs!)
Driving Home Snack - Ladybug's Trail Mix

Pack all the spices you need in this handy little home-made spice container.

Yay, food to shop!

Happy Long Weekend!


If you want to see more ideas for camping with kids, check out my camping page.

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