We discourage our boy scouts from making them, invariably they burn crispy or come out raw.Tin foil dinners are kind of my idea of the opposite of an easy camping meal. They are time consuming to prepare and a PITA to cook.
This.Crazy? Cheese is necessary.
You're a brave brave man...My camping/trail meals are SUPER EASY!
Step 1: say 'wife, I'm hungry'
step 2: go do something not related to food at all
step 3: return and eat.
clean up works about the same way.
I stick my dutch oven on a camp chef most of the time, it probably makes the true dutch oven cooks cringe.I've used my pie irons over propane flame a couple times now. It's just a small cast iron pan with a really long handle...
I love tinfoil dinners! But, I always cook them first at home, fully cooked. I usually put them in a disposable bread pan which is a snap to cook in and eat out of, and only when I am car camping and can haul my trash off.After having a craving for a tinfoil dinner tonight I decided to convince the wife and son to have them for dinner and wondered what other variety of tinfoil dinners do you guys make up or other easy camping meals.
I will be doing this!!!! Soon!Fritos, pour on chili, sour cream, tomatoes, cheese, etc.
cheap 99 cent pizzas. fold them in half, wrap in tinfoil.
You need to experience the magic of the pie iron.
I agree with foil dinners being the worst camping food. If you DO end up going this route, I recommend pre-cooking the meat and veggies so you just have to heat them up. I've had many nights waiting 30 min for the fire to get some good coals, then waiting another 45 min for the meat/potatoes to cook, only to have raw meat or bunt to a crisp veggies.
I bought pie irons for our troop and for my family. I have tried a few deserts and they haven't turned out very good. Tasty, but the cleanup was a pain on the cast iron, pie iron. Like cleaning up a cobbler in a dutch oven.here are some of our favorite car camping meals. Usually when I'm camping I'm hungry and I don't want to wait 20+ minutes for dinner to be ready. So for me, fast and easy are important, along with easy and quick cleanup.
- scrambled eggs and tortillas for breakfast burritos. Crack the eggs into a water bottle beforehand so you don't have to worry about the mess of shells or broken eggs at camp. Pour into skillet, scramble, and put on some tortillas with cheese. Get some ketchup or hot sauce packets from your favorite fast food joint.
- bagels and cream cheese. easy, fast breakfast
- costco muffin and yogurt
- PB&J. Easy
- cheese and crackers (DIY lunchables)
- bagged salads. They have everything including dressing, and it's surprising how good a salad tastes after a long day on a trail
- hot dogs or brats. easy and fun for kids for dinner
- cup o noodle. Add lots of bacon bits. SUPER easy
- pie iron grilled cheese, pizzas, desserts, the sky is the limit
- instant mashed potatoes with nuts, spices, and fritos
- fast food on the way down. Sometimes it's just more convenient to grab a burger and take it to camp.