Whats on your Summer Camping Checklist?
Fresh mountain air, the birds chirping, sitting by the campfire roasting marshmallows. Camping is a great way to spend summer break, but the prep can be so difficult! However if you plan right, it doesn’t need to be overly complicated. Need some ideas of what to pack?
Here are three super easy delicious recipes, that your family will love!
Make a super rad and completely personalized granola! Pack a roll of foil and some oats along with your favorite toppings, to toss together over the fire. Start with an oat base, and sprinkle some rolled oats, as well as oat bran or whatever type of other oats you feel like, onto a sheet of tin foil. Add a bit of butter or your choice of oil to the oats and mix to cover them with a very very thin layer, making sure the bottom of pan or foil is well oiled as well. Sprinkle in some cinnamon, salt, and some brown sugar maple syrup or honey if you want extra flavor and stir. Now time for the fun part! Add whatever sort of toppings you feel like, almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, goji berries, chocolate chips, PB cups, pretty much anything you want. Once your creation is complete, then wrap the granola up tight so there’s no room for air, and place into the hot coals. Use tongs to remove from coals to shake well every 5 minutes or so for about 10-15 minutes. Once done, remove from heat, stir and enjoy!
There’s nothing better than a good bowl of hot chile. It warms you from the inside. Well, bring along your trusty campfire pot and some beans for a quick delicious camp meal! Try out a bag of our Organic Chili Colorado Blend, which is full of Red Kidney, Organic Black, Pinto, and Red Chile beans as well as Barley, Green Lentils, and Red Lentils. Or opt for our Heirloom beans mix which has tons of exotic colored and rich tasting heirloom bean breeds. Start by adding the beans to a pot of boiling water for about an hour and let soak. Then simmer the mix with your choice of onions, garlic, herbs & spices, Bacon, Veggies, etc. for about 2-2 ½ hours. Add salt and pepper to taste, and eat up!
Take a banana, with the peel still on, cut length-wise from stem stopping short of the bottom, carefully making sure not to cut through the banana peel on the other side. Once cut, gently pull the sides apart till the banana resembles a sort of “boat-like” shape. Next find your favorite toppings, such as caramels, SunRidge mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups, marshmallows, rice krispies, cereal, etc. and sprinkle into the boat. Fill to you’re happy with the fillings. THen place the full banana onto a piece of tin foil and wrap around the top, so none of the banana is showing. Finally, place the wrapped banana into the coals of the fire and leave for about 10 Min. Check to see if the banana is your desired heat or consistency, and remove from fire and enjoy!