When it comes to camp cooking I usually trend toward the simple. I leave the complex eats to those with more skills than I. That in mind I thought I would share a couple standard eats around my campsite that seem to go over well and need little prep or time. You can also getting everyone regardless age involved in the process which helps out, too.
This is simply a twist on the standard fire-roasted wiener and adds extra excitement. Tell someone you cooked and ate spider dogs and your sure to get a reaction from them that is quite different than if you merely stated you roasted some hotdogs.
Materials needed are a cutting instrument (butter knives work), a cooking stick (or fork) and your preferred hot dog. All you have to do is make 2 slices on each end of the hot dog. Cuts should be 1.5 to 2 inches long and perpendicular to each other. Place on your cooking stick and place over the fire. As the dog warms the fingers you made with the cuts begin to curl and resemble the legs of a spider. Once the spider dog is hot throughout its time to eat. I do think the slices aid in a quick cooking time…
When I was in Cub Scouts banana boats were a common snack and camp-time treat. I rediscovered them recently as I looked for an alternative delivery system for chocolate and marshmallows. They are wonderfully easy and satisfy most of us with a sweet-tooth.
You will need bananas (with peel still on), mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips of your choice, aluminum foil, and a spoon. Start by peeling just one part of the peel down to expose the banana, while making sure it remains attached to the rest of the peel and banana. Use the spoon to scoop out a small trench in the banana itself – feel free to eat what you remove. Then stuff this trench with the mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips. Cover again with the loose peel and then wrap everything together with the foil. Place on low heat and allow the banana to warm which will melt the marshmallows and chocolate. When ready grab your spoon and dig in…it won’t last very long.