Monday, March 23, 2009

Gourmet Camping Food

What's the most basic dinner when camping? Hotdogs and hamburgers. And while there is nothing wrong with these 2 foods, why not cook something better? While camping this weekend, Ben and I fixed a dinner that would normally be served at a real table, with real plates and silverware. All it took was a little planning. Our menu was: steak, potatoes, asparagus, Caesar salad and a slice of sour dough bread.

This is a picture of something I think every camper should have. It has just about every spice you could need when you're camping, all in one container. It was purchased at Wal-Mart for about $6.

We used the ice chest as our table (how romantic).

To season the steak, we used garlic powder, salt, and pepper. For the asparagus, we used salt, pepper, butter, and olive oil and wrapped them in aluminum foil. We put both the steak and asparagus in a grilling basket and placed it over the fire.

We also cooked the potatoes in salt, pepper, garlic powder, butter and olive oil, all wrapped in foil. Obviously, potatoes take longer to cook, so we left them on the fire for about 30 minutes, rotating every once and a while.

A bag of Caesar salad with dressing, cheese, and croutons all included and the meal was ready!

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