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Erynn

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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2008, 10:45:35 AM »
Here is the recipe of my family's chip dip. Posting the actual name would go against my thing of not posting my last name anywhere, but it can be found on some recipe websites with my last name. (How it got there, I don't know)

1 8oz packet of cream cheese
1/3 cup Western or French dressing
2 tblsp ketchup

Let the cream cheese sit out to soften. Mix everything together and enjoy! (you can also put a little bit of onion powder in it, but I don't recall anyone in my family doing that in a long time)

It is a strange dip that a lot of people are afraid to try (it is orange) but usually once people try it they love it. It's rare for us to have a get together on my dad's side without having it.
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008, 12:11:12 PM »
Cilean,

Thank you for the wonderful ideas!  The recipes and the potatoes for warmth.  I look forward to trying out a few of these this season!

Keep those ideas coming!


How do you all feel about foil packet cooking?  Does it work out?  Too fussy?  Too space consuming when feeding lots? 

What about wood cooking?  When we camp we usually just have wood to cook with, not coals.   Will I need to start bringing coal and learning to cook like that?
I did that in the Scouts.  No problem with it at all.  Use Heavy Duty Foil and double it up then back packets.  Important that you roll the edges a couple times to keep them from seperating as the food cooks and produce gases inside the pouch.  We always Pammed the insides, put in a few half slices of bacon and just poured a bit of scrambled egg in.  Make sur eyou don't overfill the packets.  Needs space to expand.  Chuck it right onto the coals.  Once the packet puffs up, you can poke a hole in one side.  If steam escapes, then it's done.  Remove from coals.  Let it cool a bit.  Filet the package and eat right out of it.  The smoother the sides of the package, the less egg you lose in the wrinkles.  Been ages since I used that method but it works just fine.
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2008, 01:53:11 PM »
The foil packets are great for cooking so many things! We call them hobo pockets, and put just about anything we can think of in them. It's fun to prep lots of different ingredients and let folks pick and choose, then just roll up their own. It helps if you use a marker or something on the inside packet to identify whose is whose, or you can go for the "surprise packet"!

Some things to make the cooking faster are:

* slice vegetables fairly thin, or dice small (1/2")
* cut meats into smallish/med. pieces, or use ground meats
* prep veg at home if possible

It's also good to remember to use the dull side of the foil facing in as the cooking surface, and the shiny side facing in to wrap the second layer. This helps the ingredients to cook evenly with no scorching.

Mmmm... hobo pockets... I really want to go camping now!

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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008, 08:24:44 PM »
I just cook like I do in the house, only with fresher ingrediants and more creativity.  Imagine having to peel potatos with a serated knife*shudders*.  This year at Pennsic we had chicken and rice, beef stew with mashed potatos, pulled pork, spagetti and meat sauce, and suasage and peppers.  The smells out of our camp were better then those at the food court.
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2009, 03:03:17 PM »
This happened by accident at a Civil War reenactment.  I had made peach cobbler for desert but the main meal was so big no one was hungry for it.  I decided to leave the dutch oven in the dying fire because I just didn't want to deal with it.  When I got up the next morning the guys were huddled around the pot eating the cobbler.  They said it was the best cobbler they had ever had (and it was still warm!)!  ;D

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler:
1 large can (or three small) sliced peaches
1 box yellow cake mix
1 can Sprite (maybe two)

Mix in Dutch Oven, place in fire, cover with coals, cook 30-45 minutes. (check in five minutes, you should not have a crust yet, if you do it is too hot; thin coals, check in 10 minutes, crust should be forming now; if not add a few coals)
If you let it sit all night you will end up with a pudding like texture with a crust on top.
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2009, 03:08:01 PM »
I wish there was a way to use my crockpot at camp - we are "primitive," so I don't think it's an option. But can you imagine coming back to Faire after a long day and having the food ALL READY for you? I saw a propane crockpot, I think, on the interwebs, but I would be too afraid of burning the whole campground down.

After Scarby, I'm going to try to come up with some *gasp* NEW recipes for the fall! Maybe I'll even go camping and test them... Who wants to come?  ;)


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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2009, 04:51:29 PM »
I wish there was a way to use my crockpot at camp - we are "primitive," so I don't think it's an option. But can you imagine coming back to Faire after a long day and having the food ALL READY for you? I saw a propane crockpot, I think, on the interwebs, but I would be too afraid of burning the whole campground down.

After Scarby, I'm going to try to come up with some *gasp* NEW recipes for the fall! Maybe I'll even go camping and test them... Who wants to come?  ;)



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Dig a small fire pit, get a hot fire going and let it go to coals, put your food in the oven, place on lid, put oven in fire, cover with coals, cover with dirt.  Viola!
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2009, 12:27:57 AM »
But, TRF makes you use metal firepits - they don't let you dig a dirt one: they call that an "open" fire and it's not allowed. But I supposed you could put a Dutch oven int he bowl of your metal firepit. What would you cover the coals with, though? Could you put dirt on your metal firepit bowl? Would you want to? Would it smoke everyone out?

I wish I had a backyard to experiment in.

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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2009, 09:26:32 AM »
But, TRF makes you use metal firepits - they don't let you dig a dirt one: they call that an "open" fire and it's not allowed. But I supposed you could put a Dutch oven int he bowl of your metal firepit. What would you cover the coals with, though? Could you put dirt on your metal firepit bowl? Would you want to? Would it smoke everyone out?

I wish I had a backyard to experiment in.

2nd solution... I do this for Civil War when I don't have a lot of time.  Make your crock-pot meal at home, place in zip-lock bags, when you get back from faire dump it into the dutch oven, heat, eat!  It doesn't take long and you didn't do any "cooking" in camp.
Ham and beans is my favorite!
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2009, 11:29:00 AM »

2nd solution... I do this for Civil War when I don't have a lot of time.  Make your crock-pot meal at home, place in zip-lock bags, when you get back from faire dump it into the dutch oven, heat, eat!  It doesn't take long and you didn't do any "cooking" in camp.
Ham and beans is my favorite!

This is a typical SCA 'feast with no real kitchen' solution We have cooked everything from Mongolian Lamb Stew to Pork in Garlic Parmesan Sauce with spaghetti.

If you're careful you can dump the ziploc bag in a pot of boiling water and have a complete meal in about 20 minutes.
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2009, 01:20:23 PM »
I wish there was a way to use my crockpot at camp - we are "primitive," so I don't think it's an option. But can you imagine coming back to Faire after a long day and having the food ALL READY for you? I saw a propane crockpot, I think, on the interwebs, but I would be too afraid of burning the whole campground down.

After Scarby, I'm going to try to come up with some *gasp* NEW recipes for the fall! Maybe I'll even go camping and test them... Who wants to come?  ;)



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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2009, 02:25:58 PM »
Hi RenRobin! *hugs*

Thanks for the welcome: you make me feel loved! We could cook all sorts of things in your backyard. Heheheh.

I have cooked - not in the crockpot - stew and red beans and other things, frozen them, and then brought them to camp and heated with a stove. They *were* pretty good. I thought that when we moved to TX, I would have a shorter drive and it wouldn't be necessary to do so many crazy things trying to have good food at camp.

I guess my 21st Century American mentality keeps urging me to try and get that "cooked fresh at camp" taste WITHOUT all the work. In any case, since this is a recipe thread, I will contribute by posting this link to a crockpot recipe I made yesterday: http://midnightferret.com/recipes/2009/03/24/really-the-best-crockpot-pulled-pork/
It's only a link because it's a crock pot recipe and not a camp recipe. But I thought it would be nice to actually post a recipe, since I hijacked the thread. I like pork sandwiches, but never found the recipe that tasted quite right to me, so I took a bunch of other recipes and combined/added to them.

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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2009, 05:15:55 PM »
Well Ferret, you have 2 options on the crock pot thing. They have a propane crock pot now so you can cook while in faire or you can get an inverter  and plug it into your ciggie lighter and plug the traditional one in  there
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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2009, 04:17:31 PM »
Hi Rochelle! *hugs* I looked at propane slow-cookers, but the pots in them are stainless: I don't think that would be very good for "slow" cooking. If I just wanna heat something up real fast, I can do it in a pot on a stove. Also - I still wonder if you could be sure you wouldn't burn down the camp.

Ok, time for more recipes! I eat a lot of chicken and fish at home, but usually because of sanitary concerns (and husband preferences) Faire is the time for meat! Rawr! I'll repost Cyn and Midnight's Accidental Foil Beef
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Heavy Duty foil
salt
pepper
garlic powder
onion powder
cayenne
red wine
beef sirloin tips

Spray squares of foil with cooking spray. Season meat well. Put it in the pouch, drizzle with red wine, wrap tightly, and cook on the edge of the coals for around 15-20 mins.

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Re: Camp Recipes
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2009, 09:44:18 PM »
oh that sounds delish. I can't wait to try that at home. Who needs to camp when they can have the great food done at home in a fire pit.
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