I am getting really excited about camping this weekend, friends. And a big part of the reason I’m excited is camping food – from the tinfoil wrapped batch of biscuits that we set to warm over the fire in the mornings, to the grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, to the jacket potatoes roasted in the embers, everything is hearty and a little smoky and always way too hot to eat.
I’m excited too because of the camping community that Husband’s family has – many of the people who came to our wedding will be hanging out with us all weekend. Usually, a circle of camping chairs coalesces somewhere near where their group is camping and there’s always someone to play cards with, go on a hike with, or float a tube down the river with.
I love that everyone brings a few things – a meal or a pile of bottled water or a stack of snacks. It’s rarely health food, but it’s always communal – pretty much everyone contributes in to the whole group’s meals and whoever is around at mealtimes scrapes together something out of the communal groceries. It’s how I feel meals make the most sense, and feel the most special.
What’s your favorite camp meal? Soon, I think I’ll post about Husband’s favorite, what he calls “hobo dinners,” but I’d love to hear what you tend to nosh on when out in the great outdoors. 🙂