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Skip the Kitchen, it’s Campfire Time!

Skip the Kitchen, it’s Campfire Time!

Beat the Summertime Cooking Slump with these Fun Bonfire Recipes!

After being on stay at home orders, having the kids at home full time, and working from home, we've all channeled our inner homebodies. Staying in leads to many home-cooked meals, at least for me. Even though stay at home orders are being lifted, many people are keeping safe in their homes and soaking up the sun in their own backyards.

Something about the warm weather and the longer days makes me completely lose my desire to cook. I would rather be sitting by a pool than in my kitchen cooking an extravagant meal for everyone. If I do decide to have something ready for dinner, I throw something simple on the grill or put on a pot of mac and cheese (even though I've made it the past 4 days). I know I can't be the only one who gets like this.!

My way to get out of the "cooking slump" is to switch up how I cook things, for instance cooking on a bonfire or campfire! Yes, you can make things other than s’mores on a campfire. It's fun and gives your food a unique taste. Whether whipping up a delicious dessert or a full family dinner, there are so many delicious recipes options. I’ve included some of my favorites below. Cooking over the fire can be fun for the whole family and help provide some quality time! All you need is a skillet, some foil, and the ingredients of course!

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Check out these fun and unique bonfire recipes!

Camp Fire French Toast
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf of your bread of choice
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)
  • 1 container of fresh strawberries (optional)
  • Icing sugar
  • Syrup of choice
Instructions
  1. Wrap loaf of bread in parchment paper, then in foil loosely. Allow slices to fall open.
  2. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle diced strawberries and almonds over the loaf and between slices. Set some aside for later.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Wrap the parchment paper and foil tighter around the loaf. Pour egg mixture over the entire loaf of bread.
  4. Wrap loaf tightly with foil.
  5. Place in a skillet (or something similar) and allow to cook over the campfire for 40 minutes; moving around occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Camp Fire Pizza
Ingredients
  • English muffins
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced pepperoni (optional)
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Open the desired amount of English muffins.
  2. Spread pizza sauce over each side of the muffins.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top of pizza sauce.
  4. Add pepperoni (I do 3 slices).
  5. Carefully place the top half to create a sandwich.
  6. Spray the outside with cooking spray, place in a skillet (or pie iron) over the fire and allow toto cook for 4-7 minutes per side.

Pigs in a Blanket
Ingredients
  • Your favorite hot dogs
  • Bread dough (I use crescent rolls)
Instructions
  1. Place your hot dog on the bread dough and begin to wrap the dough around the hot dog.
  2. Leave both ends of the hot dog slightly exposed.
  3. Wrap in foil and place in a skillet or poke a skewer through the hotdog and bread and allow to cook until golden brown.

Grilled Cinnamon Apples
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and sliced
  • ½ tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Tear 2 pieces of foil about 18 inches long; stack them on top of one another.
  2. Place apples in center of the foil.
  3. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and sprinkle over the apples.
  4. Break up butter and top over apples.
  5. Fold foil tightly and cook for 30 minutes flipping 2 or 3 times throughout and enjoy!

Reese’s Cones
Ingredients
  • Waffle cones
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Reese’s Miniature cups
  • Reese’s pieces
  • Peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Stuff cones with marshmallows, Reese’s cups, Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter.
  2. Wrap cones with foil and cook for 5 minutes or until candies are melted.
  3. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle and enjoy!

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Of course, you can't do campfire food without the supplies!

These recipes require quite a few ingredients that you’ll need to carry! This handled tote makes for simple and easy transport from your house to the fire. It is even great for storing supplies on a camping trip. This stylish serving platter makes it easy to serve and set the finished product out for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget a mini trash can for easy clean up. It's perfect to keep near the fire pit so your area stay clean and litter free! Keep this utensil caddy by the fire for easy access to napkins and flatware. At the end of the night, these airtight storage boxes will keep left overs fresh for tomorrow (or those late night munchies).

Switch up your cooking style this summer and spend some time by the fire pit with friends and family making these yummy recipes that are perfect for any occasion! Need some entertainment? Check out these backyard games to complement your backyard dinner.

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Jul 2nd 2020

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