Okay, I have to dive into our camping menu. I have been itching since I got home to start uploading these pictures and recipes for you! Gosh, did we have a great vacation. I hope these recipes will inspire you to get creative with your camp cooking.
The main cooking component that we used through our whole vacation was our dutch oven. At first, I was skeptical about using a dutch oven. To be honest, I just didn’t want to clean it. I was SO wrong. As it collects the oils from cooking, it becomes easier and easier to clean. Cleaning the dutch oven is the easiest clean-up after dinner!
Our dutch oven had its maiden voyage our second night. Our friends (the camping pros!) wanted to try pizza. They are very adventurous when it comes to camp cooking. We just sit back in awe and enjoy the results. The “head chef” decided to use both dutch ovens. First he oiled the inside of both. Then proceeded to spread out small pieces of dough. The good thing about dough is that he froze it before putting it into the cooler. When he needed it, he took it out a few hours early and it was thawed out for use.
He added our favorite toppings. While preparing the pizzas, he started the briquettes (this was a safe environment- remember briquettes are HOT and can start dry pine needles, wood or anything else flammable to burn, NEVER leave dutch ovens unattended, okay, mama bear is done with her disclaimers!)
With 17 briquettes on the bottom he added the dutch oven. He then added another 17 or so to the top. Then he stacked the second dutch oven to the top and added the final layer of briquettes on top of that.
It took about 15-20 mins for the pizza to cook. Once it was golden brown, they easily popped out of the dutch ovens.
Total campfire yumminess. Happy Camping!