We went to the White Mountains in New Hampshire and camped at the Passaconaway Campground along the Kancamagus Highway (folks here call it "The Kanc"). I know, that was a lot of terminology right there. Maybe I should rewrite that sentence and say, We went to the mountains up north and camped along a scenic highway at a campground with really great tent sites. There. That wasn't quite so jargony.
Anyways. The weather was beautiful (except for one rainy afternoon, perfect for a nap) and the mountain scenery was refreshing to our souls. We relished the waterfalls, creeks, gorges, and puddles, and put up with a lot of Harleys (of course we would happen upon this natural gem during bike week).
|Swift River at Passaconaway Campground|
I'm sharing this because I always wondered how people knew what to pack to eat while camping, until I started thinking it through myself.
Here goes ...
Friday supper: tortellini pasta with olive oil and herbes de provence (cooked on the camping stove)
Saturday breakfast: sausage links, eggs, toast (fried bread, really ... it was delightful!) (cooked on the iron skillet on the fire)
Saturday lunch: summer sausage and cheese (no cooking)
Saturday supper: bratwurst, seasoned potatoes, and bread (cooked on the iron skillet on the fire)
Sunday breakfast: pancakes, leftover sausage links (cooked on the iron skillet on the fire)
Sunday lunch: chicken salad on bread (no cooking)
Sunday supper: foil packets - meat, potatoes, carrots, and onions with herbs and butter wrapped in foil (cooked in hot coals)
Monday breakfast: eggs, leftover meat and potatoes from foil packets, bread (cooked on the iron skillet on the fire)
What went into the cooler:
milk and cream (for coffee and for pancake mix)
butter (for toast and for foil packets)
meat for foil packets - I had about half a pound of leftover roast, but we've also done foil packets with ground beef
8 oz. block of cheddar cheese
1 dozen eggs
chicken salad (already made)
What went into the dry goods box:
package of tortellini
potatoes, onions, and carrots
salt and pepper, herbes de provence
trail mix, crackers, pretzels, and stuff for smores
brown sugar, raisins, and oatmeal (in case we needed a quick meal in a pinch)
sugar for coffee
I would love to have some reader feedback regarding meal planning for camping trips. I am such a newbie at this, and appreciate any and every idea. Please leave a comment if you can with your tips for menus while you're enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.