It’s that time of year to pack up the RV and head to the mountains, beach, or countryside. No matter what your destination is, you will want to make sure that everyone has a happy belly! There’s no need to heat up your RV, go rustic, and light a campfire! Sure, you can always grill some burgers and hot dogs, but our cooking styles and dining expectations have certainly evolved considerably over the last decade or so. There’s no need to leave that behind when you head to the great outdoors, as long as you go prepared with a few essential items in your culinary arsenal. Perhaps the two most important tools are a cast-iron skillet and a supply of aluminum foil. Cast-iron, in additional to being the quintessential cook’s tool, is ideal for campfire cooking due to its versatility and durability. You can prepare all of your meals in one skillet. Aluminum foil (or heavy-duty aluminum bags) is invaluable as well, as you can create delectable “foil packet” meals.
Some fantastic recipes to learn include:
- Try shrimp scampi – https://damndelicious.net/2017/07/19/shrimp-scampi-foil-packets/
- Garlic sausage with asparagus – https://www.kleinworthco.com/garlic-sausage-asparagus/.
- You can even make a pizza in your cast-iron skillet – https://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/how-to-make-campfire-pizza/.
- Time for dessert and ghost stories around the fire? Try a new take on the classic s’mores – https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a28189946/smores-recipe/
To make preparing your feast even easier, plan your meals before leaving the modern comforts of your home, and prep as many ingredients ahead of time as possible. You can store these items in pre-portioned zip-lock bags and even put liquids, such as pancake batter, scrambled eggs, olive oil, and salad dressings into squeeze bottles. Another helpful tip is to put a little cooking oil on the camp grill. Natural cooking oil will help prevent your food from sticking to your grill and help keep your cast iron seasoned. Also, it will help to reduce clean-up time by preventing food from sticking onto your pan. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to keep fall of your food hidden away, as you certainly do not want to share your supplies with the local wildlife! Either keep your food in a locked box, high in a tree, or your vehicle. This will protect you and your family, as well as the local wildlife. Hit the road this summer, and take your culinary flair with you! Delmarva RV Center is your RV supply store for all of your camping needs, and we are here to answer your questions. Contact us today!