Archive | August 2011

Banana boats

We made a great treat over the campfire the other night: banana boats.  Another very easy & very good snack to make while camping.  Here’s how:

  1. Leaving the banana in the peel, slice the banana so the slice will be on top.
  2. Fill the slice with mini marshmallows (I broke regular marshmallow into pieces) and chocolate chips (broken Hershey bars).
  3. Wrap the banana in aluminum foil & place over the fire.
  4. Remove when the chocolate is melted.
  5. Eat with a spoon.

Another treat the kids loved!  Can’t wait to have them again!


Omelets in a Ziplock Bag

We are going to be doing a lot of camping this month, so my blogs will probably reflect things we’ve cooked there.   Since camping is supposed to be a vacation for mom, too, I am always looking for ways to make meals easy without a lot of cleanup.

One of our favorite breakfasts while we are camping is omelets in a ziplock bag.  These are very easy to make.

  1.  Crack two or three eggs into a quart sized zipper bag.  Let everyone choose what ingredients they want to add to their omelet.   Some examples are:  cheese, mushrooms, ham, peppers, onions.  You can add anything you would add to an omelet.

2.  Zip the bags shut and squish the ingredients together.

3.  Place in boiling water and boil for 15-20 minutes.  The eggs will roll up like an omelet.  Be careful – the eggs may not be done inside even after they roll up.

4.  Dump each person’s owlet onto a plate.

5.  Enjoy!

My kids love these!  Each one gets to pick the ingredients they like and they taste great!