Camp Cuisine

June 15, 2009 | By | Comments (2)

Camping3 A few weekends ago my boyfriend and I packed up and headed off on an adventure for our anniversary. Let’s just call it a team-building excursion. Our destination wasn’t a quant romantic bed and breakfast tucked away in the mountains like I had envisioned. 

We opted for a 20-mile Smoky Mountain back-country hike and 7 miles of this trip was calf-burning, steep incline. We'dCamping2  never done something like this, and I will say that it was worth the labor. The view from the top of Gregory Bald was breathtaking and we saw some amazing wildlife like a black bear climbing a tree  (pictured right)! 

Of course I was chosen to get the camp food together for this venturesome weekend. Keep in mind I was going for light on packing the lbs but still satisfying. The best meal was planned for our first day. 

Red Beans and Rice Camp Chow Camping1

1 box of Tony's Red Beans and Rice 

Kielbasa (I froze it the night before so it would thaw but not go bad)

1 Corn on the cob


Hot sauce (a mini bottle optional) 

1. Cook the beans and rice according to the package instructions. 

2. Mix in sliced kielbasa and let it simmer while you cut the corn off the cob. Then mix in the corn. 

3. Wrap a few tortillas in aluminum foil and toast them at the edge of the camp fire. Scoop your beans and rice combo into a warm toasty tortilla and chow down. 

It was delicious and easy cleanup! We brought a couple of mini bottles of champagne to toast our success. 

What are some of your favorite camping foods?



  1. Chris

    What a great blog! You deserve a medal, or a raise or at least a cuddle from somebody.

    June 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm
  2. Susan

    This is an easy way to cook a complete meal in a foil packet in the coals of a campfire.
    In the middle of a nice sized piece of sturdy aluminum foil, place a thin ground beef patty, thin sliced potatoes and carrots–and sliced onions. Add some salt and pepper and seal up the packet. Cook it in the coals of a hot campfire while you enjoy a glass of wine.

    June 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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