Camping Holiday Cooking Tips
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 1
Camping with the kids can be great fun and a very inexpensive holiday if you can avoid eating out. The trick is to shop for your holiday food before you leave for your camping trip, and also importantly to make sure you have thought of recipes that you can enjoy and will have fun cooking while the kids are running around entertaining themselves.
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 2
Stocking up on fresh food which you transport in cool boxes to the campsite will mean you don’t have to hit the shops as soon as you arrive, when you are likely to be tired from travelling and much more likely to be concerned about getting your tent up and habitable. Also if you are anything like me you will want to avoid supermarkets as much as possible, otherwise it will just feel like you are at home – except everything is so much more inconvenient.
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 3
Tinned foods that you may eat less when you are at home are great for camping holidays although not necessarily what you would first think of packing pre holiday. The thing is you do not need to worry about the storage of canned food pre opening. And all the following foods can create tasty, simple, inexpensive meals that you can enjoy without having to venture off the campsite.
Here are just some examples; cans of minced beef, baked beans, tomatoes, pasta sauces, kidney beans, tuna fish and chicken chunks, tinned soups.
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 4
Pasta and rice are quick, easy to cook and ideal for having in your camping larder and combined with the items mentioned above will enable you to put together a variety of meals from spag bol, to a simple chilli, or curry.
Keep side dishes very simple and cold whenever possible so you and your camping stove can cope. (Also this will help keep washing up to a minimum).
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 5
Remember to take a recipe book, salt pepper, spices for the meals you have planned and definitely tomato sauce – as this can be a useful addition to many recipes.
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 6
Take it in turns to cook and wash up, or if your kids are old enough get them to help you cook dinner or wash up and clean up at the end of each meal. After all it is your holiday as well. And the good thing is that because you are camping even clearing up can be a lot more fun for the kids.
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 7
Remember to pack lots of drinks for the evening and if you are planning to partake in the odd glass of wine don’t forget the glasses (or ideally the plastic versions), when you pack.
Camping Holiday Cooking Tip 8
Finally have fun and relax, Try to do something, however small for yourself everyday.