Fall Camping Series: Meals to Try For Your Lake Camping Trip

Fall camping is in season, and it is a beautiful time to visit the lake. In this article, you will learn about meals to try for your next lake camping trip.

Part One - Fall Camping Series: What Clothing To Pack For Fall Camping

Part Two - Fall Camping Series: Packing the Proper Camping Gear


Meals to Try For Your Lake Camping Trip

Fall camping includes delicious family camp food. In addition to the colder weather, it is a delight to smell foods cooking on the campfire. Cooking comfort food while cozying up around the fire creates family memories and warm tummies.

Fueling the Body

While camping in the Autumn season, it is essential to keep the body fueled properly. One way to do this is to cook recipes with a good number of carbohydrates and healthy fats. Cooking these types of recipes will help to keep the body warm during the colder weather.

Plan & Prep Beforehand

Planning and prepping your fall camping meals beforehand is smart, and increasing the enjoyment of the trip. Also, daylight hours may be more limited during the Autumn hours. Food items may also take more time to cook with cooler temperatures.

Toss & Enjoy Pre-prepped Meals

Having some of your food items prepared ahead of time will allow you to toss them on the fire and enjoy it when ready. Prepared meals offer you more time to enjoy the great outdoors with the family.

Favorite Cooking Tools

Remember to take your favorite camping cooking tools with you - such as a dutch oven or cast-iron camp cooking set. If you like, you can also take your camp cookstove if you prefer cooking on a stove overcooking with a campfire.

Quick & Easy Campfire Meals

Foil Pack Meals - Foil pack meals are an excellent way to prepare meals ahead of time for your fall camping trip. The easiest and most proficient way to use this method is to spray your foil with non-stick cooking spray. Then, add your favorite types of veggies and meat pieces to the pack. Another idea is to create quick sweet selections to the foil pack for quick desserts - such as sliced apples tossed in cinnamon and sugar.

Campfire Chili - Chili cooked on the campfire is another quick and easy meal for the family. This type of camp food is great cooked in the dutch oven. Bring foil packs of hamburger meat with seasoning mixed into the meat - such as chili powder, garlic, and chopped onions. Bring canned tomatoes and beans with you to add to the mix.

Cooking on a Stick - This method of cooking is a favorite with most children. Pre-plan some of the items you will cook over the campfire on a stick such as hotdogs, breakfast rolls with cinnamon, marshmallows for smores, and the like.

Which is Your Favorite Way to Cook?

During your fall camping excursions, which is your favorite way to cook? Do you enjoy foil pack meals? Or, do you like to cook some of your favorite family recipes, such as chili?

Please let us know your favorite ways to cook over the campfire or on your camp cookstove! Thanks for providing your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions!


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