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janetofreno | | Jun 16, 2007 12:02 AM

Chellyd01 posted on General topics that she needed help planning camping meals for her SO...she is apparently a total camping virgin. So I thought we could all chip in here and share good recipes that are simple, don't involve a lot of prep, and will keep well. Apparently she is talking car camping, not backpacking...but both varieties of recipes might be nice.

Here's mine, Chelly:

Camping "Packaged Dinners"

Chicken breasts, boned and skinned. Freeze these ahead of time, put them in the cooler, and by the time they get to the campsite they'll be thawed enough to make this the first night. One per person.
Sliced zucchini, mushrooms, and onions. (about 1/2 cup per person. You can prepare ahead of time and store them in ziploc bags).
One medium potato (I like Yukon Gold) per person, washed, peeled, and sliced fairly thin lengthwise. (Again, try the ziploc trick)
One small jar (the smallest you can find...usually 8 oz) premade spaghetti sauce
Mozarella or Jack cheese, or any white cheese you like. Its ok to cheat and buy presliced.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Place one breast on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. (You might want to use two sheets, or double-wrap). Layer potatoes, vegetable, and cheese on top. Drizzle on about a tablespoon or two of spaghetti sauce per serving, and salt and pepper to taste. Wrap it all up (again, you'll want sturdy foil!) and poke a hole or two in each package to vent.

The packages can be cooked on a grill on indirect heat, or even placed right next to wood coals on the fire if there is no grill. They will take about 45 minutes to an hour to cook; turn occasionally (tongs help for that!). The cheese will pretty all melt away, but it adds a nice flavor.....

An easy one dish meal that can be prepared in a campfire!