One reason to love the great outdoors is the way it sharpens the
appetite. Even hot dogs and marshmallows taste good when you roast
them over a campfire after a long day's hike.
The trouble, at least for my family, is that we always roast hot
dogs and marshmallows. To remedy that, I've developed two menus for
an overnight trip. Each one is comprised of dinner, dessert and
breakfast. To minimize packing, each relies on the same cooking
equipment for every dish.
This Southern-style menu requires only
skewers or toasting forks, plus a roll of aluminum foil and a
You can cook just about anything in
a 9-inch cast iron skillet, including dinner and breakfast à la
France. Be sure to pack heavy oven mitts and a spatula.
If your family has invested in a camp
stove, you've probably already experimented with some fancier
dishes on your treks through the woods. Here are a few more ideas
for spicing up your stove cooking. (These recipes can easily be
adapted for a Dutch oven.)