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littleshebear Tue 16-May-06 23:08:03

What do you all cook when camping? I feel a bit rubbish at this - usually do pasta and sauce/tinned curry for quick meals and perhaps a barbeque if the weather's hot. A lot of the ideas I've seen involve tinned stew etc - not very keen on meat of dubious origin! Hoping to go for longer trips as my family is growing up and would welcome a few deas for relatively quick, healthy meals that can be cooked on two burners!

blondehelen Tue 16-May-06 23:13:31

a favourite meal for us in France is fry off some lardons and onion with garlic and herbs. Meanwhile cook some pasta. we use tagliatelli. Add to the lardons and onions veg of your choice ie sweetcorn, mushrooms, peas. Drain the pasta, add the veg and lardon mix and stir in a couple of tablespoons of creme fraiche. Serve with a large glass of vino!

littleshebear Tue 16-May-06 23:17:00

That sounds lovely blondehelen. Could use those jars of french peas I suppose.

sallystrawberry Tue 16-May-06 23:17:33

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notasheep Tue 16-May-06 23:18:25

Eat out

sparkler1 Tue 16-May-06 23:18:26

There was another thread about this not too long ago. Maybe something on there my be of interest to you.


littleshebear Tue 16-May-06 23:20:50

Thanks everyone - lots of ideas.

blondehelen Tue 16-May-06 23:26:54

lsb-that is exactly what we use!!

peachyClair Wed 17-May-06 16:33:48

We always keep it cimple, we'll stop off at the harbour on the way back from a day out and have fresh barbecued fish, breads and salad. We just bought a stove with a built in stir fry bowl, but ???? somehow I think not, but we'll see

spidermama Wed 17-May-06 16:41:44

Couscous comes in handy as it cooks so quickly. Cook it in a bit of stock.
I try to bake bread for cooking because it's so easy and we're likely to be using a lot of it in all sorts of meals so it's worth the effort of making it nice.

I also try to bring a couple of ready made dishes to heat up. Or at least one to warm up on the day you arrive as it's hard work getting the camp sorted on day one.

I also use a mixture of jars and real food. I think food seems to taste so much better outside.

Kathy1972 Wed 17-May-06 16:41:49

Pasta carbonara works well as you can fry the bacon in advance and then you don't have to cook the sauce, so you can do it easily on one burner.

And of course the best thing about camping food is that everything tastes good in the open air.

Surfermum Wed 17-May-06 16:58:41

There is nothing like a bacon butty when you're camping. You're right Kathy, it tastes much better in the open air.

I'm starting to feel a bit lazy. When we're camping we almost always eat out as the holiday is so cheap we can afford to! We even had a pizza delivered to us last year, but dh was a bit miffed that he had to walk to reception to get it and they didn't come knocking at the pitch!

babydriver Fri 19-May-06 13:05:52

One of our standbys is pasta with canned sardines and veg. Boil up your pasta and chuck in whatever veg you want (we usually end up with courgettes) so it all cooks together. Then drain and stir in the sardines and their oil or tomato sauce. Whole thing takes just over 10 mins and all in one pot so minimal washing up. Worth finding nice cans of sardines - if we ever go to Waitrose I stock up on their sardines al limone which are yummy, as are the chilli ones but not toddler friendly.

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