Camping food
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Camping food

  1. #1
    Registered User pkellyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,169
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Camping food

    Well, were off to go camping next week for 4 days at the beach. Dh and I, my 2dd's, 4 nieces, a nephew and 1 friend of dd's. Making a total of 9. Here is our menu. Hamburger 3 ways.

    1st day- hamburgers and hot dogs with corn on the cob cooked in the fire

    2nd day- tacos- or taco salad for some

    3rd day- goulash and bread and butter


    I plan to cook and spice the taco and goulash meat ahead of time, seal it in ziplock bags and place it in tupperware, fill the tupperware with water and freeze the meat into the blocks of ice. What do you think? Will these blocks of ice around the meat keep it safe? How long do you think they will take to melt?

    I am really hoping this works out everything except the hamburgers will be precooked and easy to put together. No chopping onions and peppers, no spices to add either. The hardest thing to do will be to cook pasta and how hard is that. I am also thinking of a pasta salad for the first night.

  2. #2
    Registered User SewCrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Age
    61
    Posts
    15,917
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    35

    Default

    Sounds like it should work fine. I don't know how long it will take to thaw though, guess it depends on how well your cooler keeps things cold and how hot it is where you are.

    Don't forget to filled a couple of gallon milk jugs with water, leave about 3 inches of space at the top for expansion and freeze them for your cooler. They will last a LOT longer than cubes.

    Have fun camping!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,438
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    If you have 2 coolers I would take them both. Pack your drinks in one cooler, this cooler will be opened more often therefor causing the ice to melt quicker. I would put all your food items in another cooler, which will be opened less and the ice will last longer. How long the ice lasts is going to depend on the temperature, quality of the cooler and how often it's opened. Have fun, camping is a great!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User Laurie in Bradenton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Bradenton, Fl.
    Age
    59
    Posts
    2,142
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    5
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Sounds like you've already gotten the advise I'd give. Have a great time.

    Laurie in Bradenton

  6. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I'm planning on going camping for 1 to 2 days to start off, we've never gone camping (except for half day) so we're gonna start slow at first and we're gonna rent a mini-cabin. There's no electricity, so I'll have to cook outside. So far I have the ideals for hotdogs, baked beans and maybe corn on the cob. Grilled cheese sandwiches, eggs and bacon for breakfast, and some marshmellows for dessert.

  7. #6
    Registered User pkellyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,169
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Leasmom, everything sounds so good I hope you have a wonderful time.

    As far as my blocks of ice, it worked out very well. By day 3 for the goulash my meat was still semi frozen so I knew it was perfectly safe. By not going to the store during the weekend it left us with lots of beach time, hiking, just generally enjoying the sunshine and eachother. We had a great weekend and plan on another this summer.

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Thanks. I'm using our change jar to save up. I want to save up enough to pay for the licenses, to buy a fishing pole, and for two days. It's $45 each night so for right now, I have only onedays rent, and some change, but we're getting there.

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone go camping??
    By Countrygrl in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-21-2010, 06:28 PM
  2. I've got the camping bug!
    By ravenmaniac in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-21-2009, 11:31 PM
  3. Men - would you prefer camping in the wilds or at a camping ground
    By homesteadmamma in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-22-2008, 02:50 PM
  4. Going camping...
    By mrscornbread in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-12-2003, 08:27 AM
  5. Going Camping !!!!!!!1
    By captclearance in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-09-2003, 03:05 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •