The view of Utah Lake from the mountains up above Payson, Utah.
We had a great time camping over Memorial Day weekend! I have to say, I was slightly nervous to go. As you all know, because of our food allergies, our life revolves around food. Without a kitchen, I feel lost! I wasn't sure how we would survive four whole days in the mountains without a real kitchen. But survive we did! And actually, we did more than survive. We ate well!
I'm not going to lie...it took a lot of planning and preparation. I spent almost two full days preparing beforehand but it paid off. When we got there, I was able to relax and didn't have to spend my entire day cooking. Meals were prepped in under 10 minutes and eaten as soon as they were done cooking over the fire or camp stove. It actually felt like a break!
I thought I'd share our menu and recipes with you to give you some ideas of how you can take real food along with you on your camping trips this summer! Just because you're in the mountains doesn't mean you can't eat real, nourishing food!
Here's what we ate.
Dinner: Tinfoil dinners - I forgot to take a picture of these! But they were absolutely delicious. I lined tinfoil with parchment paper, then filled each packet with diced pork, yellow potatoes, zucchini, red onion, and bell pepper. I followed this recipe and it will definitely be a camping staple from now on! These were cooked over the coals of the fire.
Dessert: Smore's - A few weeks ago I made these marshmallows for my son's camp out. I had leftovers, so I froze them which made it super easy to pull them out for this trip. They are yummy and very easy to make! They also brown perfectly. I followed this recipe for the graham crackers and then found some dairy and soy free chocolate at Sprout's. Of course, I forgot a proper picture but you can kind of get a glimpse of them in this picture of my sweet little Maude. My kids LOVED these and I loved that they didn't feel left out when the other family we camped with also made Smore's. It was an absolute win!