For our supper tonight, that will just be our family, I made this recipe for chili, but I substituted ground turkey for the beef. To make it slightly more fun for camping purposes, we will top it with cheese, plain yoghurt (instead of sour cream), and avocados, and then dip some tortilla chips in. The kids usually enjoy a meal that involves building of some sort (and cheese). I froze it in a ziploc bag so I could flatten it out and it can defrost on our way there. Bonus, I made enough to bring with us when we camping again in two weeks time.
For our breakfast tomorrow morning (when it will still just be us), I made some zucchini muffins and we will have yoghurt, cereal, and berries too.
I had big plans for hot lunches last year when we went camping (beans and hot dogs, quesadillas, grilled cheese, soup, etc.). but after realizing we would be spending the entire day on the beach, those plans quickly become unworkable. So instead we have sandwiches, Greek pasta salad, and a variety of portable snack foods, such as hummus, vegetables, goldfish pretzels, cookies, grapes, plums, individual guacamole, and chips. I find if the kids are playing, they don't usually come around begging for food, but then all of a sudden they will be starving, so it's good to have quick things on hand. And don't forget an ice cream cone at the camp store!
For our shared supper meal, we are having burgers, but I did buy the Blue Menu ones from Loblaws so they are slightly healthier ;) And I bought some Yves veggie dogs to try out as well.
And of course we will make pancakes for our shared breakfast (recipe here) and have some turkey sausages with them too. It is so easy to mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time and then whip up some healthy and yummy pancakes at the campsite.
It is always a lot of work to go camping, but I really love cooking and eating outside!