Breakfast Lunch Dinner Meal Planning Low Impact Camping Winter Camping Fire Starters Knife Tips

Grilled Lasagna Sandwich

Each Scout eats two sandwiches. For each sandwich, you need two slices bacon or ham and two slices mozzarella or Swiss processed cheese. Spread sour cream and tomato paste on bread and sprinkle on a little oregano to flavor. Fry bacon or ham and put it between two slices prepared bread. Butter the outside of the bread, fry, and eat.

Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are also popular with the Scouts, and they often accompany them with Japanese noodle soup and a side dish of fresh carrots.


Camp Tacos

Scouts love this one, perhaps because it's easy to cook and clean up. They generally eat two or three big tacos each. Fry ground beef with some taco sauce to spice. Put into taco shells. Top with shredded lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and more taco sauce. Some patrols also bring along sour cream to add to the dish, and most have buns or bread as well as lots of juice on the menu.


Shish Kebob

The Scouts enjoy all varieties of kebobs and generally serve the meal with instant rice or fire-baked potatoes. Among the popular items to skewer are cubes of beef, green peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes and pineapple rings.

For a bit of a change, they might try Burger Bobs,. String skewers alternately with medium sized meatballs, plum  tomatoes, pineapple chunks, and pork sausage pieces. Brush meatballs with oil or melted butter, and grill.


How about some spiders?

Cut hot dogs in quarters, length wise 1/3 of the way from each end. This leaves a solid center to put on a stick or hot dog fork. Cook over open fire (the spider's legs will curl), serve on a hamburger bun.  Grubbies love'em!


Other ideas...............

Other favorites include fried chicken (the guys use shake and bake and usually have corn and instant rice or baked potatoes with it), hamburgers, chili on buns (Sloppy Joes), and spaghetti. For something a little different, perhaps they'll add a couple hamburger variations to their repertoire. To make super juicy burgers, add 1/3-cup applesauce for each pound of meat. Season and cook as usual. Or try Smokey Burgers. Mix grated smoke-flavored cheese with the ground beef and other seasonings before forming patties and cooking as usual. 

To top off all of these offerings and your next outdoors meal Jamaica Bananas. Put ripe, unpeeled bananas into the ashes of a good fire and roast until skin is black (about half an hour). Rake out, split peel down the center, and sprinkle fruit with sugar and lemon juice. Eat with spoon or fingers.  Or before cooking split the banana down the middle longwise and spread jam wrap in foil and bake about 30 minutes