Monday, July 13, 2009

Cooking & Camping

I love to camp. And I love to bake. So imagine how I feel when I can combine the two!

The first night I made bread. Yep. Yeast bread!!

The key to camp cooking is to prepare your stuff ahead of time. Before
we left home, I measured out all my dry ingredients and put them in a zip top bag. I wrote on it the directions & measurements for the wet ingredients. Once we were up there I just needed to warm my milk, add the butter & yeast - mix it together, let it rise & then bake! I baked it in my dutch oven over the fire. . . let me tell you it was quite impressive!

We loved it so much I almost forgot to take a photo to share!

Night two I made a dessert. This is a cobbler type thing that I've forgotten the name of. You had to make a dough, then add the milk & kneed it.

Pat it flat, then add it into the dutch oven with the fruit filling.

I made Peach. Here's how it turned out:

More please Mom! This little cutie loved eating outdoors!

Now. . . a few tips about camping - Pack carefully so that you can still see out the back. I'm happy to say I got everything we needed into the vehicle and we took home everything we came with and some stuff the family had brought separately for us! Wow that's impressive packing.

I know this is cute. . . But don't pick wildflowers. Some only bloom every 7 years (not these yellow ones). And lupine won't last in a glass unless you singe the ends with a flame. Besides, wildflowers need to bloom & go to seed so there will be flowers next year!
When you leave - don't forget to drown your fire. Look at this steam & smoke. . . that was one hot fire!

Have fun & let me know how your trip goes!



  1. Sounds like fun times! Hope you're having a great summer. Jami in Ellensburg

  2. Great photos and it looks like tons of fun! Its green month on my baby budgeting site and you really look like you know how to be a greena dn frugal parent would you like to guest post?