Camping Recipes (not your average campfire food)

Good morning all! The sun is shining here finally, after a rather gloomy day yesterday it is so refreshing to wake up to some sunshine and birds singing outside our office window. Our pastor often reminds us that it is important to listen to what he calls "the sermons of the birds" every morning. Why is this important? Well, in Matthew 6:25-26, Jesus says, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?" When we stop to listen to the song or sermon of the morning birds, we are reminded of the Lord's provision for us. He provides for the sparrow, so how much more will he provide and take care of his beloved children. It is a good thing for me to remind myself, even now as I am typing, that our God is a provider, and he desires to meet the needs of his children, both big and small. 

So as I promised yesterday I wanted to write a post on the recipes we used while on our camping trip! Ben planned all the meals, and just gave me a list of what I needed to buy at the store. They were simple meals, but more unique and fun than just the traditional hot dogs and s'mores. 

Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas

You will need:

Propane stove top
Cast Iron Skillet
Flour Tortillas
Chorizo Mexican Sausage (casings removed)
Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
Yellow Onion (chopped)
Garlic (minced)

Just saute the onions until translucent, add garlic in for about 30 seconds to a minute. Remove from pan and set aside. Brown sausage in pan until cooked through, remove from pan. Wipe grease from pan with a paper towel. To tortillas add onions, garlic, sausage, cheese, and cilantro. Place quesadillas in the pan just until the tortilla is brown and crispy and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

You will need:

Bacon (thick cut)
Corn on the Cob
Salt + Pepper
Aluminum Foil

Remove the husk and silks from the corn, rub with butter and season with salt and pepper. Wrap with bacon slices. Place in aluminum foil and seal tightly. Place the aluminum packet in the edge of your fire, near some coals. Let sit in the fire for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is cooked through. Enjoy! 

Dutch Oven Apple Crisp

You will need: 

Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Dutch Oven Liners (not mandatory but so helpful with cleanup when you are camping, we bought a pack for a couple bucks at Walmart)
1 Can of Apples
Can opener (we forgot ours and had to borrow one from some other campers)
1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
1 Stick of unsalted butter

Place the oven liner in the dutch oven. Pour can of apples on the bottom. Pour cake mix on top of apples. Cut butter into slices and place evenly over the top. Set the dutch oven lid on top, and place on some hot coals. Also, add hot coals on top of the lid to allow for even cooking. Allow to cook for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

You will need:

Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Dutch Oven Liners
1 can of Buttermilk Biscuits
Cinnamon + Sugar
Butter (about a stick)

Tear biscuits in half or thirds and roll into small balls. Roll the balls in melted butter, and toss ins cinnamon sugar mixture. Place in dutch oven. Place the lid on top and set over hot coals, place hot coals on top to allow for even cooking. You may need to replace the coals as the monkey bread cooks if they begin to cool off. Allow to cook for 20-30 minutes or until biscuits are cooked and golden brown. Eat alongside a mug of yummy French Press coffee and you will be one happy morning camper. Enjoy!

We had the best time making our own food! I hope you enjoy these fun camping recipes! What are your favorite things to make when you go camping? I would love to hear from you!

Have a happy Tuesday friends!!