Easy-to-make dishes for camping - PineCreek Journal

Easy-to-make dishes for camping

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 2:07 PM

Camping is a true family delight that creates lasting memories. Cookies, candy, chips and dips are the staples. Breakfast takes care of itself. Lunch is sometimes missed, but when dinner rolls around, the family gets serious. Limited ingredients, and foil wraps creates a rustic meal that brings the woods to the kitchen table.

Hobo Packets


Chicken thighs, determine number of people, 2 thighs to each pack

½ cup frozen peas

1 potato diced

1 carrot diced

2 tablespoons cream of mushroom soup

aluminum foil

Take the foil, spray with Pam, place the thighs on foil, top with peas, potato and carrot. Take the cream of mushroom soup straight from can and add to the package, folding the foil to prevent leakage. Cook at 400 degrees in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Each person receives a packet.

For a tasty meal with a south-of-the-border flair, here’s a satisfying, restaurant-quality meal that can be created with limited resources.

Grilled chicken Fajita foil Packet

(four servings)

1 ½ pound chicken breasts, cut into strips

3 bell pepper, can use red, yellow and green cut into strips

1 red onion cut into strips

2 tablespoon chili powder

2 tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

For easy preparation, combine all spices ahead of time (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt), mix up in a baggie. Cut chicken into strips, cut peppers into strips, and onion into strips. Toss in the spice baggie with chicken and vegetables. Wrap the chicken and veggies in foil. Cook on the grill for 20-25 minutes or in oven 400 degree for 20-25 minutes. Serve with tortillas.