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Old 05-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #15
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We like to start out every trip with something to simply reheat the first or second night out, waiting in the frig to pop into the microwave. It may come from the freezer or be planned-overs from a recent meal.

Our favorite receptacle for these meals are seal-a-meal bags, which can be simply thrown away and no extra dishes. They take up only the space of what's in them, as well.

If you have a small frig and smaller freezer, like ours, there isn't room to carry precooked meals. And, traveling for up to 12 weeks at a time, better for us to have meats in the freezer that can be turned into a one dish meal that will feed us twice in most cases.

We also like to always keep a large baking potato or two on hand, as one of those fried with a bit of onion and a couple of eggs is a quick and easy breakfast or dinner that satisfies the hubby. Always important to keep hubbies happy. Mine likes his potatoes.


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Old 05-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #16
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As we're both still employed full time and consider ourselves 'weekenders', I think we actually eat better meals when we camp than during the week at home. There's no rush to throw something on the table, there's more time to make something unusual that maybe takes a bit more preparation. I scavenge the food magazines for meals, so it's a regular 'cuisine in the stream' for us ... and we use the same rule at home, whoever cooks does not do dishes Wendy
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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As we're both still employed full time and consider ourselves 'weekenders', I think we actually eat better meals when we camp than during the week at home. There's no rush to throw something on the table, there's more time to make something unusual that maybe takes a bit more preparation. I scavenge the food magazines for meals, so it's a regular 'cuisine in the stream' for us ... and we use the same rule at home, whoever cooks does not do dishes Wendy
Yep, that's what we did when it was long weekends----steaks, lobster, filet mignon, stuffed baked potatoes, a little wine......mmmm.

Gourmet meals, cooked and enjoyed outdoors. Life is good.


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Old 05-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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please, please everyone, be careful of microwaving plastic!!!

Take a pyrex or microwave safe glass - or even paper - to microwave. Corelle says it's microwave safe, but plastics are not.

Chemicals leak out and are very unhealthy. You can research on the internet.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:17 PM   #19
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When we are looking for a real treat it is simple bacon and eggs for breakfast. No idea why this very basic meal looks, smells and tastes so much better when it is cooked outdoors at the campsite .....



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Old 05-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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A 10lb dish of Homemade Lasagna, always better after it cures in the fridge.
Bread, wine, Honey Brown and Blue Moon.

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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We have been Streaming with our kids since they where very small. On the road P&J sandwich and chips always worked great. They are now 15 and 17 and they still eat them all the time. I like ham and cheese on a fresh bun. We always carry a electric fry pan. You can cook anything in it very quick and easy at camp. We camped last weekend and we made grill cheese in our mtn. pie maker. They where a big hit. For breakfast we like pancakes and bacon. Also corned beef hash is great too. My boy likes Spam an girl like ramen noddle or Lipton soup for a quick lunch. We rarely eat out on the road and when we do it's a Mom&Pop place. I hate big chain places. The food is crap. Try going to a rally like The Bash III. There is so much food at the potluck dinners and the breakfasts. You won't have to cook a meal.

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Old 06-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #22
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I am already drooling at your scrumptious meals!

We have a 2005 16' Bambi (the little guy) which has two burners, no microwave or conventional oven, and a small fridge. It also has limited storage space, expanded slightly by the back of our truck. Elaborate meals are not an option.

As many of you have mentioned, we also make food in advance, notably prepared salads with some keeping capabilities. One of my new favourites is marinated fennel with shrimp. Potato salad was probably invented for longer storage. Some really decent cheese and cold meats are nice for hassle-free suppers.

Wraps work well for lunch. They don't get stale, crumble, or crush. Some spreadable cheese (or some sort of dip), some sliced cold meats or smoked salmon, and some bagged alfalfa or broccoli sprouts are nice.

Breakfast is usually pre-boiled eggs with home-baked biscuits or muffins, or cold cereal. Hopefully fresh fruit. I do travel with a container of pre-packaged egg whites for omelets. (I just don't want to risk finding raw eggs on the floor, after too many bumpy roads.)

We do cook with a Dutch oven, mostly on layabout days. Chili, stew, meatballs in gravy, or chicken in BBQ sauce appear most frequently. I have made bread (bannock) in mine, but it is pretty fussy about heat requirements. If we have a fair bit of leftover heat, I may pre-cook something for the next day.

Len is the grillmeister, and he usually uses a simple hinged grill, preferably over campfire embers, but over charcoal if required. We like to grill bratwurst, because it can also be cooked indoors in some sauerkraut (ideally, with apples and onions) for a one-pot meal if need be, without much fuss.

I keep dried and canned things on hand in the cupboard: small-size pasta, for example, cooks quickly and can be tossed with dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, &c.

Our fridge is so small I've started baking square cookies to fit into square containers as a space-saver!

Oh, and did I mention champaign? Maybe you've seen the photo on p. 43 of Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht. This elegant-looking woman is lighting candles in silver candle sticks, while champaign cools in an ice bucket in the background. She sold me on starting the first night's dinner of each Bambi journey with a champaign toast!
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We camp in the U.P. Michigan where pasties rule. We have our favorite sources and stock up when we get there. The pasty is an ideal camp food. They keep well and are easy to prepare and come in a variety of fillings. We buy prepared salads that only need the dressing to be added. Add to that a local brew and you have a fine dinner.
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We camp in the U.P. Michigan where pasties rule. We have our favorite sources and stock up when we get there. The pasty is an ideal camp food. They keep well and are easy to prepare and come in a variety of fillings. We buy prepared salads that only need the dressing to be added. Add to that a local brew and you have a fine dinner.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:25 AM   #25
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Any suggestions for inexpensive camping around the Mackinaw area? We have a friend near Wilderness park but have not boondocked yet.
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The only campground that I have personally camp at near Macinaw is Straits State park across the bridge in the u.p. it's a very nice campground with many sites having views of the bridge. Fairly inexpensive as are most of our state campgrounds. Have you checked the Wilderness state campground? Once you are in the u.p. there are many places. There is a thread in boondocking forum about such places that are worth checking.
To keep this thread about food, you will find numerous pasty shops once you cross the bridge. Sooner or later I will try them all!
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #27
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I have seen several shops the few times we have been there, but we were not sure what they were, I figured something like a doughnut, but have since learned. There IS a fun little place on the S side of the Mackinaw bridge that is a 50's diner. Lots of fun music, was never very crowded when we were there, good food & service. Parking is a little difficult, was a very small lot or street side.
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Red face Favorite dish

Last trip we did a mighty fine dessert of vanilla ice cream raspberries and Grand Marnier.
I mean doesn't everyone travel with a bit of Moon- yay as my husband calls it?
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