Outdoor Meal 15 of 30 is one of our absolute faves - pancakes and bacon! #outfam #camping #campingwithkids #campoften #ourcampdaily #campcooking #campingfood #ourcamplife #outdoorcooking #dutchovencooking #campfirecooking #campfood #letscamp #eatoutdoors #mountainmomtots #monthlyoutdoorchallenge #lifeoutdoors #getoutstayout #campfire #overthefirecooking #lifeoutdoors #castironcooking #outfam #outdoorfamilies #campvibes
Autumn love. Are the leaves changing where you live?
My favorite meal so far in my 30 outdoor meals in 30 days challenge was this one - meal 14 Savory Smores. Lunch meat, cheese chunks, peppers, mushrooms, onions and tomato cooked kabob style over the coals. Yum! What food-on-a-stick do you love?
They taste like what I imagine a urinal cake would taste like. That's how my friend @thejedhenry described these charred and ashy orange cakes I tried to make as part of my 30 outdoor meals in 30 days challenge (link in profile). Although I've never tasted (Or even smelled) urinal cakes I agreed with his statement. The orange cakes were not great. Or even good. They reminded me of orange flavored cigarette butts. Oh well. Sometimes #campcooking does not go as planned, but I still think its fun to experiment. What's your worst #campcookingfail?
I'm in the midst of a 30 day #campcooking challenge where I've committed to cooking 30 meals outdoors this month. Sound impressive? Honestly it's easier than I thought. Once I set up my Outdoor kitchen, cooking outside was basically as easy as cooking in my kitchen. Last night we had make your own stirfry. It's the only way my kids will eat stir fry since they don't like all the veggies I include. If you want my full camp kitchen checklist, sign up in the link in my profile You'll also get my family's 3 day/2 night camping menu AND a short video on how to make the perfect camp cook fire. Plus I will invite you to make your own meal outdoors. Don't worry. Just 1, not 30.
Mountain biking! This season was my first time really mountain biking. I'd tried it a few times before but this summer I got brave enough to try some real singletrack trails at #sundanceresort. I fell in love! There's something awesome about speed, nature and beauty...and lift accessible terrain so I don't have to pedal uphill. If you're a mountain biker, where's your favorite place to ride? If you're not a mountain biker, when are you going to try it? 😉
The walk home from the bus stop couldn't be more beautiful. I love autumn in the mountains. #adventurefamily #familyadventure #outfam #outdoorfamilies #outdoorfamily #loveoutdoors #liveoutdoors #optoutside #liveauthentic #finditliveit #goadventuretogether #mountainmomtots #autumn #fall #autumnleaves #fallcolors #lifeoutdoors #hiking #hikingwithkids #mountains #sundanceresort #getoutdoorsmore
I know grab and go meals don't technically count as camp COOKING, but picnic lunches are a staple for our camping family. How else could we get out and adventure all day? Check out the link in my bio to sign up and get my family's 3 day/2 night full camp cooking menu, and be sure to follow along here for my 30 outdoor meals in 30 days challenge. This picnic lunch was meal number 9. #picnic #camping #lunch #campingwithkids #campoften #ourcampdaily #campcooking #campingfood #ourcamplife #outdoorcooking #dutchovencooking #campfirecooking #campfood #letscamp #eatoutdoors #mountainmomtots #monthlyoutdoorchallenge #lifeoutdoors #getoutstayout #campfire #overthefirecooking #lifeoutdoors #castironcooking #outfam #outdoorfamilies
For family night tonight my kids helped make Dutch oven cornbread and homemade chicken soup. It was equal parts awesome and anxiety producing. AWESOME - trying new recipes, teaching my kids about cooking and fires, sitting around the fire, roasting marshmallows, AND the cornbread did not burn and the soup tasted wonderful. ANXIETY - kids playing with fire, Big E using the hatchet, sick Baby L licking the carrots, Little G burning dry leaves (almost had a forest fire), coals burning out before the food was done, cold weather I'm taking some advice from the new book There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather by @rainandshinemamma and letting my kids learn life skills through risky play. They now know how to build and care for a fire, knife safety, fire safety, how NOT to use a hatchet and how to put the fire dead out. I think those lessons are worth it.
Why is roasting marshmallows the go to camp dessert? They're messy, yes, but it's SUPER fun to watch the exterior of the marshmallow brown and carmelize. Big E and I like to pull off the outer toasted layer and roast it again to see how many layers we can get from one marshmallow. For these marshmallows I kinda cheated and used a propane torch instead of building a fire. Thanks @freshoffthegrid for that tip.
Meal six of my 30 OUTDOOR meals in 30 days was Dutch oven potatoes and pork chops. So yummy! I like that cast iron retains heat and makes it possible to bake outdoors. Plus you can stack Dutch ovens and make a fun cooking tower. BUT heating coals, prepping food, tending the firepit and trying to keep your toddler from dumping out all the matches means this type of outdoor cooking is saved for special occassions. I love inviting friends over for a Dutch oven meal followed by roasting marshmallows over the leftover coals. Do you have any Dutch oven favorite recipes?
Camp cooking challenge Meal 5 was supposed to be Dutch oven chicken...but life got in the way today. Kids fighting, friends over, a shoeless toddler in 40 degree weather and lack of communication with Mountain Dad made Dutch oven cooking impossible. Luckily grilled cheese cooks fast and it's just as easy to use a 2 burner propane camp stove outdoors as our propane powered stove indoors. What's your go to meal when you're in a hurry? I'm cooking 30 OUTDOOR meals in 30 days this month. Join me at the link in my profile and make ONE meal in the next 30 days.