Upcomming Meal Plans? All ideas welcome

Cindy Lou

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Jul 1, 2021
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Thanks for all awesome advice! I will have to give most of these a shot. Sorry no popcorn cooker, that just takes up way too much space.

I have one! I hope the kids dont fight over it (I only have 1)
Need more than one pie iron for sure. No one wants to wait while someone else is cooking and then work in a hot pie iron😬 especially kids. You can buy double ones also .
 

Wingo

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Jul 9, 2013
107
I am going to try the taco bag also. But what do you do, get a small bag of doritos crsh them up and then add taco meat , cheese, and stuff?
That's it, crush it a little and cut the bag lengthwise is easiest, not at the seam ends. We use the red Doritos, but any of the little bags you think would be good works. Then add whatever toppings you normally like.

We also do chili this way too sometimes, we pour it in little bags of corn chips sometimes. I think it's called Frito pie or something?
 

Patrick w

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Aug 13, 2021
507
I am going to try the taco bag also. But what do you do, get a small bag of doritos crsh them up and then add taco meat , cheese, and stuff?
It was something I think invented in inner city bodegas. Eaten mostly with a fork.
I've seen Costco sell the walking taco in a box.
 

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Sjm9911

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May 31, 2018
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That's it, crush it a little and cut the bag lengthwise is easiest, not at the seam ends. We use the red Doritos, but any of the little bags you think would be good works. Then add whatever toppings you normally like.

We also do chili this way too sometimes, we pour it in little bags of corn chips sometimes. I think it's called Frito pie or something?
I am going to get fat real quick....lol.
 

Sjm9911

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May 31, 2018
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It was something I think invented in inner city bodegas. Eaten mostly with a fork.
I've seen Costco sell the walking taco in

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Why wait have it early, so you can enjoy it also. Lol. Mine will not be like that, when im dead, i want my body to be at the repass. Like in the 1900s. Take pictures with my dead body. That will cut out all that eating. Unless the serve that walking taco thing.
 

Mytime

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Mar 20, 2022
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SE Missouri
Why wait have it early, so you can enjoy it also. Lol. Mine will not be like that, when im dead, i want my body to be at the repass. Like in the 1900s. Take pictures with my dead body. That will cut out all that eating. Unless the serve that walking taco thing.
I want to be stuffed and put in the corner of my living room with a stern look on my face. Like Sam the Eagle stern.
 

Ger

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Apr 24, 2021
52
Boston MA
This I have to try. I want to do it without lugging my portable pizza oven along. Tacos... Havent tried that
I use my charcoal Webber kettle grill and pile the coals up to one side. The slices of pizza go on the other. Lid goes on. Check it every few minutes as they don’t take long. If someone want their pizza base more crispy, just slide it closer to the coals. Everyone makes a couple of slices, and I start with one for everyone. While they are munching on that, I get the second slice on. The only downside is the Grill Master is on constant grill duty for a bit, but it’s worth it as it’s always so tasty and everyone loves it.
 

Patrick w

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Aug 13, 2021
507
I use my charcoal Webber kettle grill and pile the coals up to one side. The slices of pizza go on the other. Lid goes on. Check it every few minutes as they don’t take long. If someone want their pizza base more crispy, just slide it closer to the coals. Everyone makes a couple of slices, and I start with one for everyone. While they are munching on that, I get the second slice on. The only downside is the Grill Master is on constant grill duty for a bit, but it’s worth it as it’s always so tasty and everyone loves it.
You bring your Weber camping?
 
Dec 3, 2017
12
Trying to figure out some meal plans for the upcoming adventures.

I eat almost anything, so its really about the kiddies- and they seem to not want to eat sometimes, which can get rather.. annoying in the morning. If only they would eat cold cereal and milk!!

DW doesn't want them eating hot dogs every day... so I have to try and feed them something else... any ideas?
You've had lots of replies. I agree to have your children help with meal selections. I've been hunting from a popup camper since 1985. Our campsites are without facilities and we have become creative. One of my all time favorite breakfasts is what my kids call "World Famous". It's because Dad makes it. I scramble eggs with shredded cheese and add some kind of breakfast meat. I add this mixture to a flour tortilla that has been lightly buttered on one side. Lay the tortilla flat in a medium hot skillet to slightly brown and crisp it's outside. Now make a taco with it while it is nice and hot. You can add hot sauce or any other seasoning to taste. I've never had anyone say they didn't like them and many come back for seconds. This is high in protein and will last much longer than a cereal or other carbs. For pancakes, we prefer Kodiak brand. If you add an egg use milk they are higher in protein than most.
Let the kids pick what they want for lunch as long as their choice fits well within your plans. Even as adults, we enjoy peanut butter and jelly or lunchmeat sandwiches.
Our dinner choices are mostly ready made and frozen in a one gallon zip lock bag. They can be frozen flat and stack well in a good cooler. Some choices of hearty meals are:
Chicken and Noodles made with frozen egg noodles, chicken breast cubed and added frozen or fresh vegetables everyone will eat. We add cornbread previously baked in a pie tin and frozen.
Red Beans and Rice. You can make the beans with sausage and freeze it. Rice can be bought in a boilable pouch.
Spaghetti. Home made sauce or in a jar. Add meat. You can slightly boil the noodles to cut preparation time.
BBQ Ribs. Made ahead of time and frozen in a zip lock bag. Wrap in foil and warm.
Beef Stew. I use a large stock pot and add veggies, beans, onion, and meat until the pot is full. Only add veggies that don't turn to mush and that everyone will eat.
Meat Loaf. Made ahead of time and frozen. Makes a great dinner item and leftovers make special sandwiches.
Hamburgers. Buy or make the patties and freeze them. Take out what you need and grill or fry them.
If you like tamales, they can be left in the husk and browned in a frying pan. Makes them a little crunchy. Add smashed avocado, sour cream, cheese, and your favorite beans.

I hope you get the picture. Things your family enjoy that can be frozen and stacked in a cooler. We have a dedicated, better quality cooler. When full of frozen food, fill it with ice in a non leak plastic bag so it doesn't leak and keep the lid closed out of the sun.
My hunt camp is 10 days long and this system has worked for over 35 years. My kids are in their 40's and when we are together, they always ask for "Dad's World Famous Breakfast". Don't spend your vacation time in the kitchen cooking when you can create ready made.
 

Oldspurs

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Jan 2, 2022
106
Central Texas
This was absolutely the best thread I have read in a long while. I have seen some suggestions that I did not know about, ie: bag tacos. As retired engineers we do nothing without lists being written, detailed material/ project specs written, time calculations, logistic evaluations, and a lot of round table discussions. Not really! We do plan our meals, prepare, flash freeze, vacpack, freeze solid, throw in the cooler and we are set. Wife, and I love to prepare food, enjoy eating it. Breakfast is a must everyday, with strong coffee. Lunch is Mediterranean style, some meat, cheese, olives, nuts, and fruit. Snacks are generally fruits or veggies. That being said, supper is pulled out of the cooler placed in pot of boiling water, served out of the vacpack bag to plate, even steaks have been precooked. Spend more time with our astronomy binoculars on tripods, observing the beautiful night skies. Share the night with your loved ones, when it is quiet, you can hear your heart beat. That will be the memories that all will remember for a LIFETIME. Also pass me the walking tacos, good night all. See you on the trail.
 

Michael Capucilli

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Aug 10, 2021
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Trying to figure out some meal plans for the upcoming adventures.

I eat almost anything, so its really about the kiddies- and they seem to not want to eat sometimes, which can get rather.. annoying in the morning. If only they would eat cold cereal and milk!!

DW doesn't want them eating hot dogs every day... so I have to try and feed them something else... any ideas?
Fireman’s chicken and speedie chicken are awesome We cook on a portable charcoal grill. Marinade at home or at the campsite for one day in gallon ziplocks then straight to the grill.
 

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Wingo

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Jul 9, 2013
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This was absolutely the best thread I have read in a long while. I have seen some suggestions that I did not know about, ie: bag tacos. As retired engineers we do nothing without lists being written, detailed material/ project specs written, time calculations, logistic evaluations, and a lot of round table discussions. Not really! We do plan our meals, prepare, flash freeze, vacpack, freeze solid, throw in the cooler and we are set. Wife, and I love to prepare food, enjoy eating it. Breakfast is a must everyday, with strong coffee. Lunch is Mediterranean style, some meat, cheese, olives, nuts, and fruit. Snacks are generally fruits or veggies. That being said, supper is pulled out of the cooler placed in pot of boiling water, served out of the vacpack bag to plate, even steaks have been precooked. Spend more time with our astronomy binoculars on tripods, observing the beautiful night skies. Share the night with your loved ones, when it is quiet, you can hear your heart beat. That will be the memories that all will remember for a LIFETIME. Also pass me the walking tacos, good night all. See you on the trail.
You reminded me of something my folks used to do when I was younger, not exclusively a camping thing, but a I don't want to cook so here you go type of thing. Just cheese, meat, and crackers. Usually Ritz, salami/pepperoni/ham or whatever was on hand, and a couple different kinds of sliced cheese, Colby, pepper jack, or whatever. Add in some olives and dates, and maybe a can of smoked oysters and that was it. I think there's a fancy name for what this is, I don't remember what that is though. This would be an easy/quick lunch.
 

davido

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Jul 17, 2014
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Tacos are pretty easy.

Pre-marinate cut-up chicken breast with a lime and chile marinade and freeze it in a ziploc. Also bring a bottle of marinade such as Jerk sauce and some frozen tilapia fillets. Set them marinading an hour or so before dinnertime. Cook both on a griddle. You'll want to have a scraper because marinades gunk up griddles. Or keep them "whole" and grill them on a BBQ grill, and chop them up after cooking. Heat the tortilla shells on a skillet, and dice up some toppings. I fed 15 people this way a couple weeks ago.

If you have a Camp Chef or similar stove, get a pizza oven topper for it. Bring some dough, or make it on site. Pizzas take about ten minutes in a well heated pizza oven. Or use it to bake biscuits or breadsticks.

We often do potatoes and vegetables with pork chops, or grilled veggies. We also do pasta with broccoli, and chicken grilled on skewers. Easy meals.

A pre-marinated pork loin cooks in 25-30 minutes on a BBQ grill. Pair it with potatoes, or grilled veggies, or corn on the cob and pasta salad.

For breakfasts I usually bring a variety of bagels, cream cheese, eggs, bacon, tortillas and salsa, pancake mix, fruits, and oatmeal. Then on a given day we just decide what we'll whip up. Hiking schedules may cut into breakfast prep time some days, so on those days we go with the simpler breakfasts.

For lunches we usually just bring a bunch of sandwich fixings, plus some trail food such as granola bars, trail mix, salami, cheese sticks, that sort of thing. Then before a hike we'll make some sandwiches and add some snacks to our camelbacks.
 




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