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Quick and easy dinners when you're camping.....

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KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 17:10:02

We are now proud owners of a camping stove including a grill (thanks ebay and my folks for driving to Edmonton to collect it!!). It is immaculate, used once - BARGAIN.

Anyway, we were going to eat in the pub every night to make life easier (for me) but now I want to cook on my new stove!

So I need ideas for dinners please.

My mind is blank due to the stress of putting up the tent in the back garden this morning with DH!

Gillian76 Tue 09-Aug-05 17:12:05

Bangers and beans?

desperatehousewife Tue 09-Aug-05 17:13:25

do a hash type thing - small potato cubes, onions, chopped sausage, herbs, peppers, tomatoes....?

Or I have done quite a successful sausage and mash and onion gravy on a camp stove.

Or bacon in baguettes.


sallystrawberry Tue 09-Aug-05 17:21:52

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Blu Tue 09-Aug-05 17:22:18

I love cooking bacon butties for breakfast when camping.
Pasta and sauce from a jar is what we do for other meals. (sorry not v adventurous is it? we go to the pub!)

sallystrawberry Tue 09-Aug-05 17:23:23

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KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 17:25:12

Cheers me dears.

I am about as excited as a person can be about this holiday - ridiculous aren't I. Please can the weather stay fantastic like it is at the moment!

sallystrawberry Tue 09-Aug-05 17:27:02

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KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 17:27:52

Ta strawb.

Blu Tue 09-Aug-05 17:31:47

If it's a campinggaz one, you can't use the grill and the burners at the same time, can you?

sallystrawberry Tue 09-Aug-05 17:36:59

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sallystrawberry Tue 09-Aug-05 17:37:54

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KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 17:41:04

Blu - it's not a campinggaz one it's a Sunngas and I have no idea but will find out. Thanks for that.

Strawb - see I'm a girl that doesn't use tins much so I need the tips like the M&S tinned curry cos that's not something I would usually buy but are essential on holiday. Ta

Charlee Tue 09-Aug-05 17:43:18

I always used to make big fry ups! holiday special of course we used to buy the eggs and bacon and sausages from the farm we were camping at then add some mushrooms and tomatoes and fried bread! if ot a farm we would find a corner shop or take our own! yummy!!!!

KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 17:47:48

I can't WAIT for the holiday fry-up - don't really do them at home these days - trying to be healthy but on holiday - woohoo, pile my plate high with fried delicacies.

Charlee Tue 09-Aug-05 17:48:18

You have to spoil yourself on holiday its what there for!

sallystrawberry Tue 09-Aug-05 17:50:37

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Charlee Tue 09-Aug-05 17:52:39

I also take along diposable bbq's and buns to do burgers, hotdogs, bacon rolls ect. as you can tell im healthy healthy healthy on holiday!

KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 17:57:48

I am going to balance my intake of fry-ups with long healthy walks on the beach, football with the kids, bike rides in the forest topped off with the warm-down - kicking back with my new plastic wine glass and a box of wine by my side.

Blu Tue 09-Aug-05 18:00:04

DS was SO proud of our (very basic) cooker, he kept bringing other kids to look at it. And they all had very fancy ones, of course!

KBear - have they sent the gas cylinder, too? And regulator? (the valve thing on the gas hose that attaches to the gas cannister?)

KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 18:03:46

My Dad has rigged it up for me as he knows about these things - he had a regulator and a gas bottle already.

Blu Tue 09-Aug-05 18:06:00

Phew! Well done KBear! Had family revolt on my hands when we discovered the regulator was missing just as we had got our appetites up for a bacon butty!

albert Tue 09-Aug-05 18:09:49

Cheese fondue - lots of swiss cheese, garlic and white wine, with crusty bread or raw veggies to dip in. Great fun! Followed by chocolate fondue - lots of choccie and fresh fruit dips. Good way for getting fruit and veg in the kids too!! Oh, maybe not too heavy on the wine with the kids though!

KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 18:09:49

thank goodness for my mum and dad - they've lent us some stuff like a table and chairs and then drove to pick up the cooker today (they also bought a go-kart for DS from the same people). They've also got a lamp we can borrow. It adds up all this equipment you need to get started doesn't it. Still next time we will be organised and have what we need.

KBear Tue 09-Aug-05 18:11:04

albert - I will be the envy of the new forest with my swiss cheese fondue - HOW civilised!

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