When camping in a pop-up, space is certainly at a premium. We have found a few products we love that fit and travel well in our tiny fridge and still allow us to have a hearty breakfast before a day of adventure.
All three of these products can be made easily and require little preparation.
We like to bring “egg-beaters” type eggs with us in the cooler because they are liquified and therefore you don’t end up with a carton of broken eggs and shells when you arrive at your destination. We have never ventured into the world of freeze-dried eggs because we always have a cooler with us to keep things cold. Certainly if you did not have a cooler, then freeze-dried would be the best bet.
We also love the Fast Shake pancake mix. No need for a measuring spoon or bowl – just add water to the top of the label, shake and pour. I have searched the world over to find Batter Blaster – this is a product that is pancake mix in a can similar to Reddi-Whip. You just aim at the pan and shoot! I recently found out the company went out of business. Too bad! I have never had an easier time making pancakes.
On one of our recent camping trips, the camp office gave us sample of a new product from Hungry Jack – hashbrown potatoes in a carton. According to the directions you add hot water, wait 10 minutes or so, then cook in a pan. I have not yet made them because I haven’t wanted to heat up water then wait for them to do their thing – but it seems easy enough and certainly comes in an easy to store container.
We would love to hear about tips and tricks you have for camp cooking! Please share. 🙂
I took pre-made tofu scramble with us on our vegan camping trip. (“Scrambled” tofu, turmeric, veggies, beans or veggie sausage, a little oil so it does stick… stored in Preserve plasticware.)
All we had to do was reheat what we wanted to eat that day.
I have come to the conclusion that pre-making food and packing in Tupperware containers is a great idea! With limited counter space to prepare foods combined with the desire to spend time enjoying the outdoors not cooking indoors, means that any way I can cut down on prep time is key! I saw your recipe on your blog and will surely be trying it out! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Those carton potatoes are what you get at waffle house and who doesn’t like them “scattered and smothered”. Get for at home with grilled burgers. Yum!
Everything tastes better with cheese on top! 🙂