Striving for good food in the great outdoors- the pioneer way.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chicken and Biscuits- Campsite Comfort Food

Well, we've camped for the last time this season.  The weather here in Iowa has been fantastic for the past four weeks. Sunny, warm days, cool nights, and basically no rain for a month. So, for our last camping trip we made some just regular comfort food. Now, if we were doing this at home, I’d probably go to the effort of making my own biscuits, but at the campground, the kind in the can are just too easy to pass up. Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Green Chile Enchiladas for a Crowd

We know, you are probably thinking- another Tex Mex recipe????  Well, the answer is, yes.

So, we had 7 hungry adults and 3 kids with us this weekend so we needed something that would fill those empty stomachs.  We also needed something that could be made in our 14" D.O.  Originally, I had planned to use those pre-made burritos (which are very easy for a camping mom of a 20-month old and with the sauce are pretty good), but when Matt saw them in the freezer he wasn't having any part of that, even though I had emailed him the recipe.  I guess that tells me how much he pays attention when I suggest camping food.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkin Apple Dessert Pizza

We love fall.  It is the best season of all the seasons here in Iowa- dry, sunny days, cool nights, leaves turning, harvesting the crops, apple picking time, etc.

Fall is also a wonderful time to camp- bugs are gone (mostly), its no longer humid, days are sunny, and nights are cool.

So, before this trip, I decided we needed to make a "fall" dessert.  Only, I knew I didn't want to make apple crisp, apple turnovers, or pumpkin cobbler (all things we've already done in the D.O.).  Well, ultimately, we decided to make this dessert pizza based on a recipe from Very Best Baking.  You will have some canned pumpkin leftover.  Just save it to use for pumpkin pancakes the next morning.