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saacnmama | Aug 1, 202105:35 AM     19

I'm so excited that we are going camping again--it's been a decade since this Thanksgiving weekend trip. We will take the train from our home in Berlin, then a ferry, and then bike the last 10 miles with our tent, sleeping bags, all the clothes and most of the food for 3 days. There will be a grocery store we can bike to, and I hope to find a "u-pick" fruit source.

I'm looking for ideas of what to cook with pie irons (those metal clamshells on long sticks famous for making "pies" from 2 slices of bread and canned cherries) to cook *over* the fire, two mini cocottes to bury *in* coals, and aluminum foil for everything. There is an overwhelming number of websites with far too many recipes devoted to cooking with each of these implements; can you help me find the winners? What recipes have worked for you?

The real "fun" starts with our dietary limits--no beef or pork, limited dairy, and most fish is out. Salmon, chicken, and tofu are our goto protein sources--but they aren't known for long shelf lives. A good veggie stew we could make individual helpings of or other meat-free meal would be great (tbh, it'd be meat-free for me, with a chunk of hearty bread & some cheese; he's likely to open a jar of hot dogs & cook them on a stick over the fire as a first course while the stew stews.)

I can post my tentative menu if people want, but am holding off at first because I know there are many creative cooks here.

ETA we'll also have a small saucepan

AETA I added the “lost recipes” tag even though there aren’t specific lost recipes I’m looking for, because actual recipes along with general suggestions would be helpful.

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