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Can you add to my no cold box food list please

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winewolfhowls Fri 31-Mar-17 11:33:33

Camping with three year old and seven months old in may. Tent, no electric, no cold box because the baby stuff takes too much room. Have one ring burner. Wanting some new inspiration for food.

Breakfast: aldi choc chip brioche loaf, variety packs cereal, milk bought the previous day from shop (thinking may might be cold enough to have milk out of fridge?) scrambled eggs on buns.

Lunches and snacks , taking a few tins of soup or spaghetti, apples, bananas, carrot sticks, dried fruit, food bought when out or at local shop. Miso soup packets. Bacon butties.

Evenings, first night bolognaise defrosting from home with pasta, another jar of pasta sauce, omelettes with onion, pepper and cheese. Chicken tonight jar (chicken, tin sweetcorn, onion and baguette bought on the day)
Sausages, cousin cous and a bag of salad (bought locally)

Any more inspiration?

abc12345 Fri 31-Mar-17 11:50:48

Uht milk would be fine.
I've heard m and s tinned chilli/curry etc are good (but I haven't tried them myself).
You could do a sausage one pot casserole with tinned toms, veg etc.
Baked beans.
Oh and don't forget tea bags and wine!!

Have fun!

FoodSchmood Fri 31-Mar-17 11:55:28

We get tinned veg curry (from Sainsbury's) and packet microwave pilau rice ( you can just fry it in a pan) which the kids both love! Tinned or jar hotdogs cut up in baked beans are a good first or last night low effort junky treat! Also popular are some Jamie Oliver pouches, there's a chickpea one and a bean based one.

For breakfast my two like the choc hazelnut belvita breakfast biscuits.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Mar-17 15:42:17

DS likes those Pasta n Sauce things. Have you got a disposable BBQ? You could do hotdogs and sweet corn one night.

BitOutOfPractice Fri 31-Mar-17 15:45:05

M&S do really lovely tins of minced beef in gravy, chunky chicken, bolognaise etc.

Itsmeitscathy Fri 31-Mar-17 15:49:03

I second m and s tins - the tinned potatoes are actually really nice too

SilenceOfThePrams Fri 31-Mar-17 15:58:01

Can you squeeze in a cool bag, empty and packed flat, then buy frozen peas or similar?

Way back when, we used to dig a little pit in the stream and put milk bottles in there, or keep them covered in water in a bucket.

The bolognese if you keep it frozen til you leave then wrap in newspaper will potentially be frozen enough to last until the second night, giving you the chance for a precooked chilled meal the first.

BBQ with meats bought on site.
Stir fry with the precooked noodle sachets.

Cheese is generally fine unchilled.

winewolfhowls Fri 31-Mar-17 16:12:45

Great ideas thanks especially sausage casserole and milk tips.

Ohyesiam Fri 31-Mar-17 16:17:34

Filled fresh pasta should be in the fridge, but last ok for 2 or 3 days in my experience.
We dig a hole in the shade, and keep a bucket of water with all out cold stuff in. Works quite well.

Winewinewinewine Fri 31-Mar-17 16:22:20

Freeze a 2pint of milk before you go and it will keep your cool bag cold for the first day or so (depending on the weather). Then you can use it. Butter (real not a tub of butter style spread) frozen then wrapped in tin foil and stored in a plastic tub will keep for quite a few days. Real butter is always a camping treat!

Viewofhedges Fri 31-Mar-17 16:26:44

Tinned curry etc all very nice. Tinned ratatouille is good for a from-the-tin healthy mix of veg.

If you mix powdered milk with porridge oats on a 1 to 3 ratio, and then add seeds or raisins or whatever you fancy, and then add hot water and wait 5 mins, you get very nice porridge. I measure out ingredients at home and put it in jam jars, ready to put the water in.

BarchesterFlowers Fri 31-Mar-17 16:33:59

Risotto, you can either buy a packet with herbs/ freeze dried mushrooms etc in or measure out your own in a bag. Spice Taylor curry kits for veg curry with rice. Chunky soups with a tin of some sort of beans and crusty bread. Lentil ragu. Basically most things without meat

You can buy pouches of food that dont need a fridge - I can't remember the name of them offhand but most supermarkets have them and Waitrose do a bacon potato Rosti thing in a pouch.

madeleinecreek Fri 31-Mar-17 17:12:53

Our camping staple dinner is chicken in white sauce (m&s) and rice. Tinned sweetcorn for veg.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Mar-17 18:01:23

Just asked DH for some ideas for our camping trip and his suggestion was sopernoodles with spam or a jar of hotdog sausages 🤑

BarchesterFlowers Fri 31-Mar-17 18:05:06

shock ha ha.

I don't like much tinned stuff, have tried it from everywhere over the years so we generally go veggie and buy fresh food locally when we can - we do have a fab cool box that stays cold for five days but I don't worry too much about stuff that needs to be kept cool.

PhilODox Fri 31-Mar-17 18:10:25

We've found the "look what we found" range (black packets from Sainsburys) to be very good, as they have meat in, but don't require refrigeration. Usually use two packs of chili and add rice, between two adults and two small children.
Bagels go down well i find, and the raisin and cinnamon or blueberry don't need fillings.

picklemepopcorn Fri 31-Mar-17 18:12:13

Peparami and mattesons smoked sausage rings don't need to be kept in the fridge. If you are out and about, buy a bag of ice to put in the cool box, and keep everything in plastic tubs in it. That helps.
There are long life yogurts and puddings, too.

Tinned Rice pudding....

CMOTDibbler Fri 31-Mar-17 18:13:51

You can get shelf stable filled pasta and gnocchi which are handy.

Stir fry noodles with the 'ready to wok' noodles - chicken/beef/pork bought locally and a packet of veg

Pasta, tuna, sweetcorn and jar tomato sauce, grated cheese if you have bought some

The 'look what we found' shelf stable packets of curry/meatballs etc are really nice and would go with a packet of rice or just some bread

BarchesterFlowers Fri 31-Mar-17 18:15:17

That was the name I couldn't remember Phil. One year I bought a huge box directly from LWWF - they are great when you are canoe camping and take virtually nothing with you.

I think I overdosed on them though as I haven't been able to face them since we finished the massive box.

ivykaty44 Fri 31-Mar-17 18:18:24

Milk is fine out of a fridge for a while, it was fine before everyone got fridges in 1970s. Camping outside is cooler than most homes and not much different from a larger in the 1950s

museumum Fri 31-Mar-17 18:20:24

We make risotto with stock cube stock. You can even crumble the cube into the rice and just add water as you stir.

PhilODox Fri 31-Mar-17 18:20:46

smile that rosti stuff is good too- we stayed in Switzerland one summer and practically lived on the stuff.

ivykaty44 Fri 31-Mar-17 18:21:02

Packet tuna neopolatan sauce ( schartz style packets) is good as is the pork stroganoff but replace pork with mushrooms

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Mar-17 18:30:30

What's the Rosti stuff called and where do you get it?

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 31-Mar-17 18:35:13

Just had a look at the LWWF range and I can only have 2 of the dishes as I'm allergic to milk. Got a bit too excited too soon there I think smile

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