Happy Tuesday y’all! As promised on our Instagram I’m here today to share a little bit about our recent camping trip. Mostly I wanted to show you a few camping recipes we tried that I LOVED! I’m a total newbie to camping, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. You can see my camping food board HERE if you’re so inclined. My favorite two meals of the weekend were the crack taters I wrangled together from a couple recipes, and the orange cinnamon rolls. I’ll also share with you a couple pics of the camping in general, we had such a good time!
The camping taters were super easy although I did a lot of the cooking ahead of time, I wasn’t sure how long these might take over a fire so I cooked ahead of time. To make these you’ll need:
- three pounds red skinned taters cut into one inch chunks
- a healthy dash of Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
- one cup of Litehouse ranch dressing
- green onions to taste
- one package of bacon
- 8 ounces mexican shredded cheese
Prior to hitting up the campground I went ahead and boiled the taters until they were ALMOST done. I then gave them a quick dash of Lawry’s and tossed them with the cup of ranch dressing. Once that was done I put them in a foil pan large enough so that there were only a few layers of taters on top of each other. Then I stuck them in our cooler ready to go campin! The other thing I did ahead of time was to cook the packet of bacon and break it up into small pieces. I kept those in a bag and stuck them in the cooler with the taters.
When it was my night to cook I simply removed these from the cooler, topped with green onions, cheese and bacon and I was ready to go! I did toss those ingredients with the potatoes because I prefer an even amount of stuff to my stuff We let the fire simmer down to hot coals and then I stuck the foil on top of that. We let them cook for about 25 minutes and then threw a little more cheese on top. We served them hot off the fire and they were a BIG.HIT.
We served our taters with steak and then used all the leftovers to make breakfast burritos the next day! We also made some killer orange cinnamon rolls Although if I’m totally honest I screwed the cinnamon rolls up a little bit so I’m here to tell you how to fix that issue
To make the orange cinnamon rolls its pretty simple, but here’s how I would have done it to ensure I didn’t burn mine
Once you juice your oranges spray a little Pam inside before putting the cinnamon rolls into them. Put the cinnamon roll/oranges into a pan small enough to hold them all upright so they don’t roll around. Cover them with a layer of tinfoil and let back about half an hour or until golden brown and delicious! The mistake I made was to allow the cinnamon rolls to roll around and bake unevenly, thus burning them a little bit!
Now wanna see how the camping itself went? We had so much fun! Wyatt Moonpie was an excellent camper buddy.
Alrighty guys enjoy the camping food and holler if you have suggestions for something I should try next time!