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Camping with Kids food

Postby encorepi » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:01 pm

Hi, we are going to Wilsons Prom in a couple of weeks. We want easy yummy food to take, any suggestions?
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby Bradd » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:49 pm

What age are the kids (or is the yummy food for you)

My 2 teenagers still like Macaroni & Cheese
My almost 2 yo seems to like anything with cheese.

It will also depend on what gear you have to cook with,
a barbeque is not going to cook mac & cheese very well :lol:
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby encorepi » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:21 pm

Hey thanks for the quick reply. The kids are nearly 4 & 6 so 3 and 5 at the moment. We have two of those butane stove things. I guess we will be taking saucepans and I am hoping that there are bbqs there, although I am not sure. Anything we cook will be on the stove mainly. My sister is coming and I am pretty sure she is bringing her LPG two burner stove with the bbq plate but there will be 4 kids and three adults.

Mac and cheese will be easy enough. From the packet. I secretly have a love of that orange sauce powder stuff, although I am sure my sister and husband will look down their noses and poke fun at my diet :***

Thanks again.

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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby ben... » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:43 pm

check this thread out, viewtopic.php?f=64&t=2681 some yummie stuff there. My kids like having kettle corn popped on the fire, but there are lots of things you can make.
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby Bradd » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:55 pm

I haven't been to The Prom for along time (too long)
They have BBQ's but not many
Wilsons Promontory NP - Tidal River Map
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources05/05_1265.pdf

If you have pots/saucepans and a stove you can cook pretty much anything.
If you haven't already got one, get yourself a gauze toaster
http://www.wellingtonsurplus.com.au/images/s/TO0001.jpg
Approx $2.50 from BigW
Combine that with a tin of spaghetti and voilla, spaghetti on toast

(Well I find it yummy)
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby encorepi » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:07 pm

I am pretty sure that they don't allow fires, so how do you use a gauze toaster?? Or do you do it on the stove.

It turns out we are camping not far from a gas bbq, but I am not counting on getting the use of it.

Thanks.

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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby Bradd » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:16 pm

Use the gauze over the stove flame

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And of course there's the General store / takeaway if you like over priced fast food
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby mouth » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:06 am

encorepi wrote:Hi, we are going to Wilsons Prom in a couple of weeks. We want easy yummy food to take, any suggestions?

Pre-make pasta sauce (bolognaise). Take pasta, then you only need to boil it and add and heat some sauce. This is good for 2 or 3 meals, depending on how long your staying. Add in the 'standard' frozen snags/meat, tins of baked beans, tins of soup, etc. and your good for 5-7 nights meals. Add in the assortment of cereal, muesli bars, bread, sandwich condiments, milk, bacon & eggs, favourite snacks, etc. and your fully covered :)
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby HGMonaro » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:09 am

Bradd wrote:And of course there's the General store / takeaway if you like over priced fast food


that my 1st thought too... and I haven't camped there for 20+ years!!!

Also, remember on Total Fire Ban days you can't use a gas burner 'outside' so have some 'no cooking required' options up your sleeve. We always have some salada's (vegemite, cheese or stras'n'sauce), or Vitawheats. Ham in knob's keeps really well compared to sliced (this goes for the strasbourg too)

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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby encorepi » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:58 pm

Great advice, thanks.
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby kazzakanary » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:59 pm

we do packet pasta with rissoles or snags
spag bol is always a winner
mine also like chicken curry - bbq chook mixed thru with equal measures of mayonnaise and cream and curry powder - serve on rice :grin:
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby dadsbeaniemad » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:50 pm

:hello:

Hello from a cold, wet and windy UK

On the camping forum I use in UK here's a small list of some of what our memebers cook when away camping - maybe too hot down there just now for most of this. Gives you some idea of our camping weather too!!

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/articles/cat.asp?catid=5


One our camping trips a must is a big wok like pan. Most things are possible with this (also helps OH being a chef :grin: )
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Re: Camping with Kids food

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:41 pm

Shouldn`t have read that now i`m hungry,some good winter recipes there. I agree with the wok they are so versatile and because the bottom is small and it works bigger up to the top you can cook small lots or big lots in it,take a couple of different size lids and you are laughing.
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