Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Dettie » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:57 pm

gypsylady wrote:
Dettie wrote:We eat better when we are camping than when we're at home.

Dettie


I think that can probably be said for most of us Dettie....I know I have more time when I am camping than at home.


Not surprised actually. The longer we're away, the healthier and back to basics our recipes become.

Mmm... and bacon. Bacon goes with everything! (although probably not the healthiest option. lol)

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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Titch » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:40 pm

Best thing in my honest opinion for food and camping is our vacuum sealer.
Cooked and fresh solid foods still dry in an Icy wet environment.
Ice water still cold, and food still dry.
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Serenity Now » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:10 am

Titch....They are quite expensive the initial cost of the vacuum sealer is that right..
Sounds like it would be well worth considering..


We went camping last w/e and i wanted a really easy meal and we cooked butter chicken and pasta,
i cubed and froze the chicken before we went,not a scrap left,all that fresh air got the appetites going.
I find dicing or cubing meat before you go easier and cleaner than doing it at the campsite.

My question is how do i take lettuce without it freezing in my 3 way fridge...
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:51 am

Let me know Serenity how not to make the lettuce freeze cause I am yet to master that with our Primus fridge!!!! Even tried putting on top of everything but still manages to freeze. :roll:
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:00 am

I wrap my lettuce in a terry towel and then put it in a tupperware container in the top of the fridge.

I have also put the container into a small insulated lunch bag and in the fridge...does not work 100% of the time but it does better than not.

Also a good idea to take it out of the fridge over night as this is when the fridge is at its coldest.....cooler ambient temps and no in and out of the fridge letting the cold air escape.

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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:01 am

Thanks Gypsy will give it a go this weekend!!! :+

I have resorted to the tupperware container(water tight) in the esky!!!
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:44 am

Serenity Now wrote:They are quite expensive the initial cost of the vacuum sealer is that right..
Sounds like it would be well worth considering..



I have seen them a couple of times in Aldi for $99 and then in the Myer catalogue once for $79. If you live near to Sydney, there is (or used to be) the factory outlet for Sunbeam where you can purchase them at a reduced price.
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:46 am

xmasbaby67 wrote:I have resorted to the tupperware container(water tight) in the esky!!!


I have done the same thing when I have taken the big ice box. I now have 12/240 volt fridges and they are a lot easier to control temp wise.

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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:50 am

Our Primus is a 12/240 fridge but am yet to get the lettuce right!!! :(
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:29 pm

Plenty of good recipes and menu ideas HERE :***
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:31 pm

You are too far away to come and cook for us now Derek.
I have seen the vacumm sealers under the $100 mark a number of times.
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:39 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:You are too far away to come and cook for us now Derek.


I made the offer to cook at your all girly weekend away and you all turned me down. I'm still sulking. :cry:
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:30 am

Derek wrote:
I made the offer to cook at your all girly weekend away and you all turned me down. I'm still sulking. :cry:



DID that girly weekend actually ever come off though Derek.....you maybe wasting a good sulk here.
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Lin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:18 pm

I've been wanting a vacuum sealer for ages. Not just for camping, but also for freezing stuff at home.

I just checked Ebay and there's some good deals there. They also sell generic bags that (they claim) fit all sealers.

And re the girly weekend: I think taking a token bloke to use him as a kitchen slave would have been totally appropriate! ;)
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Re: Menu Help - what are your camping dinners?

Postby Titch » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:26 pm

The Aldi food sealers are good value, so are their rolls of bags.
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