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Camping This Weekend - What Will I Eat?

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Hallooooooooooooo friends,

I need some quick help and ideas and don't have time to search the forum.

I have not been camping in nearly two years. :( I need some great ideas about what to eat. We'll have a grill and possibly barbecue (both will be fully sterilized), and a burner or two, so cooking's not a problem. Two or three ice chests, so space isn't a problem ( I camp rather luxuriously in my latter years :lol:)

We'll be bringing steaks for sure, and I"ll make gluten-free pancakes in the morning, maybe - but does seem like a lot of work for someone who doesn't always sleep that well in two-man tent w/ one adult and two large canines......

any great ideas?

Thanks!! ;)

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Hallooooooooooooo friends,

I need some quick help and ideas and don't have time to search the forum.

I have not been camping in nearly two years. :( I need some great ideas about what to eat. We'll have a grill and possibly barbecue (both will be fully sterilized), and a burner or two, so cooking's not a problem. Two or three ice chests, so space isn't a problem ( I camp rather luxuriously in my latter years :lol:)

We'll be bringing steaks for sure, and I"ll make gluten-free pancakes in the morning, maybe - but does seem like a lot of work for someone who doesn't always sleep that well in two-man tent w/ one adult and two large canines......

any great ideas?

Thanks!! ;)

Lots of fresh fruit and veggies

Peanut butter and rice cakes (easy and fast breakfast)

Hershey bars and marshmallows and rice cakes to make s'mores

Eggs and bacon

Hamburger meat (can make tacos, hamburgers, etc)

Foil

Paper Plates

Paper Towels

Handi wipe type things

Toilet paper

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We just came back from our 1st gluten-free camping trip and it was a GREAT success!! I made cereal bars ahead of time with nuts, choco-chips, dried fruit and stored in in ziplock bags, a huge bag of trail mix filled with all of our favorite stuff, for dinners we had chicken, steak, tilapia fillets, hamburgers, roasted all natural hot dogs (is that an oxymoron??) For breakfasts we had pancakes, french toast, bacon and eggs, hashbrowns/sausage/egg scramble, lots of fresh fruit and veggies, cheese and crackers, rice cakes, PB, yogurt and cereal, gluten-free cookies--shall I go on :) I had really been concerned about it and really not excited, but now that it's done, I can't wait to do it again!! Have a great time!

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I like to make up homemade sausage ahead of time, freeze it, make chebe into rolls and have sausage and egg rolls. I usally cook enough potatoes in foil over coals for dinner (olivie oil, onion, salt, garlic, etc.) to have a few leftover in the morning to re-heat over the campfire (or in a skillet if it is too hot).

Lunch is cold with a chicken prepared ahead of time, that I make into chicken salad which I eat out of a container.

I bring lots of containers for leftovers too.

Dinners are always easy...plain meat, meat balls, chili, spaghetti, etc.

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Hallooooooooooooo friends,

I need some quick help and ideas and don't have time to search the forum.

I have not been camping in nearly two years. :( I need some great ideas about what to eat.

Tsu-zhan,

Gotta say I'm surprised this causes even the slightest consternation for you.

I'd have guessed you've gotten so used to gluten-free at home, it'd make for an easy transfer to a camping menu.

:) After 2 yrs, you must be SO excited to get out there again! :)

My only input is that I'd skip the pancakes and go w/ eggs. Whether w/ bacon or scrambled w/ peppers & onions & cheese, or whatever - it just *smells* better and that's a great way to start a day out in the wilds. ;)

Have a dingo-riffic time!!!! :lol:

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We just came back from our 1st gluten-free camping trip and it was a GREAT success!! I made cereal bars ahead of time with nuts, choco-chips, dried fruit and stored in in ziplock bags, a huge bag of trail mix filled with all of our favorite stuff, for dinners we had chicken, steak, tilapia fillets, hamburgers, roasted all natural hot dogs (is that an oxymoron??) For breakfasts we had pancakes, french toast, bacon and eggs, hashbrowns/sausage/egg scramble, lots of fresh fruit and veggies, cheese and crackers, rice cakes, PB, yogurt and cereal, gluten-free cookies--shall I go on :) I had really been concerned about it and really not excited, but now that it's done, I can't wait to do it again!! Have a great time!

:o Wowzer!! I want you to be my chef for this camping trip! That sounds fantastic! Obviously you're a mommy because you're WAY more organized than I am..... :lol:

I like to make up homemade sausage ahead of time, freeze it, make chebe into rolls and have sausage and egg rolls. I usally cook enough potatoes in foil over coals for dinner (olivie oil, onion, salt, garlic, etc.) to have a few leftover in the morning to re-heat over the campfire (or in a skillet if it is too hot).

:huh: um, you lost me at homemade sausage.....:lol: I'm very impressed!

Tom - - what kind of bacon?? I never buy bacon....doesn't it all have MSG and/or soy sauce in it? I do miss it...

I am feeding two of us, you know.....so a bit more difficult. My friend wants to eat fully gluten-free - he's bringing steaks, chicken, whatever - -I'm bringing salad etc.........that's why it's a little harder, maybe?

oh, and the fact that I"m a SERIOUSLY disorganized person makes it a little challenging...... :ph34r:

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Pepto, PB&J and Pecan crackers (travel staples) & a knife to spread things.

Seriously - camping is when my guts do the best - if it's truly camping and not eating on the road (restaurants). I've been doing the gluten-free camping for 7+ years, including multiple 3+ weeks unsupported.

(hint) - Put the Tamari Sauce in the camping vehicle now. Make some Coconut/Pineapple rice ahead for breakfast (1 Can coconut milk, 1 can pineapple chunks, about 1/4 cup more water, 1 cup rice, a little salt). It almost always comes out gluey, but it's really good. It can be heated, fried, included as a side dish, and easy to eat.

I find breakfast and lunch being the hardest meals for me. I never leave home without my grocery bag full of goodies.

Anything on the BBQ taste great, better when camping. Smoked salmon?, cheese-not me :(, Fruit/vegies, gluten-free crackers, WINE, coffee/tea, gluten-free bread - pan fried toast, Taters - not me, chips & salsa - not me, LOTS of WATER. Corn tortilla's fired in a little butter with cinnamon sugar, or maple syrup w/fruit inside), yogurt -not me, & last but not least more wine.

Have fun, Bob

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Tom - - what kind of bacon?? I never buy bacon....doesn't it all have MSG and/or soy sauce in it? I do miss it...

OMG Susie you have been *seriously* missing out!!

Not that I can currently have it, but 3 of 4 of my fav stores have natural bacon varieties (yes often not just one) in the butcher's case.

Unfortunately that 4th one, which I'm not sure *doesnt* have it, is Trader Joe's. :(

But they might have some.

No preservatives, no nothin. Just pig, the wood used in smoking and sometimes brown sugar or similar.

I've even seen it at some big chains, also in the butcher case. You do NOT have to avoid GOOD bacon! Yay :)

I am feeding two of us, you know.....so a bit more difficult. My friend wants to eat fully gluten-free -

I couldn't imagine it any other way. :)

( :wub: ) lmao

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Anything on the BBQ taste great, better when camping. Smoked salmon?, cheese-not me :(, Fruit/vegies, gluten-free crackers, WINE, coffee/tea, gluten-free bread - pan fried toast, Taters - not me, chips & salsa - not me, LOTS of WATER. Corn tortilla's fired in a little butter with cinnamon sugar, or maple syrup w/fruit inside), yogurt -not me, & last but not least more wine.

Have fun, Bob

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bob - my kinda camping! ;) Definitely wine. And morning coffee.

Tom - - OMG - - yes I have been seriously missing the bacon. Are you saying TJ's does NOT have a gluten-free bacon????? I think I"ve checked....but not recently.......

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Tom - - OMG - - yes I have been seriously missing the bacon. Are you saying TJ's does NOT have a gluten-free bacon????? I think I"ve checked....but not recently.......

Ah yeah I :lol: considered using enough :lol: words to be perfectly clear :lol: but :lol: decided to aim for :lol: 42%. :P (HA!) :lol:

I don't know whether TJ's has it or not. It wouldn't be where the rest of the national brand bacon is. If they have it, it'd be packaged in a styrofoam tray & cellophane, like some of the other meat.

And it'd be near there too.

BUT!! Even if *they* don't have it, don't lose heart. I've seen it at several big chain groc stores, too, like I said, in the butcher case. So u get to say "3/4 of a pound of the thick-cut mesquite & a 1/4 pound of the applewood smoked please" to the nice man in the white coat. :)

(How *did* butchers ever get to dress like doctors?)

Maybe a good start is to 'let your fingers do the walking' w/ some calling around.

And how about calling a real butcher shop as a last resort, if there's one in town.

Ahhhhhhh seeing all the stars . . . . .

Strumming a guitar around the campfire . . . .

No 100 degree days!!!!!!

(Damn they really need an emoticon for envy!!)

P.S. Don't forget to have a nice BLT w/in 3 days of returning! ;) <drool>

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But wait, Crazy! (um, I"m referring to Tom here, folks, just Tom) :lol:

How can I be sure said deli bacon I casually ask for IS GLUTEN FREE??? I mean, without reading the dang label? lots of them have soy sauce, you know.....

:huh:

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But wait, Crazy! (um, I"m referring to Tom here, folks, just Tom) :lol:

How can I be sure said deli bacon I casually ask for IS GLUTEN FREE??? I mean, without reading the dang label? lots of them have soy sauce, you know.....

:huh:

:wacko: Ok "Seuss-zey of the pot/kettle vernacular", the ones I'm talking about are called Natural Bacon (or AllNatural), and I think I've always seen the VERY short ingred list (VERY VERY SHORT) on the same tag that has the price. It's not cheap bacon.

It'll only be pork, salt, wood for smoking, and maybe brown sugar or whatever.

And it's soooooooo much better than any big brand. :o

I've seen it at WhFds, Sprouts, Sunflower Markets, & big-chain Albertson's.

Just call your safeway-type stores and ask about all-natural bacon. mmmmm :)

(Pageloads sure are slow today for me. Email's quick :P )

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I'm pretty sure TJ's has pre-cooked, nitrite-free, gluten-free bacon (okay you'd have to check on the gluten-free part). Might be good for camping?...I dunno, I don't usually eat bacon...nor do I often camp B) (So why am I posting here? :lol:) I thought most bacon was gluten-free though, except for McDonald's and one other really uncommon brand?

I don't know...anyway...have fun this weekend :D

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