It’s officially summer and what better way to enjoy the weather than out in the open air becoming one with nature? Camping (or glamping if you’re fancy) is a Canadian pastime fav. With beautiful campsites littered all across Ontario, it’s only a few hours’ drive out of the city to peace and serenity.
Just because you’re out of the comfort of your home and kitchen, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice eating well for fresh air. Campfires are very handy for way more than just toasting your buns and making s’mores.
Here’s a list of some great campfire eats you can indulge in the next time you head to pitch a tent in the wild.
Meat and veggies. Veggies and meat. Kabobs are the easiest meal on a stick to satisfy your grizzly hunger.
All you need for this ooey-gooey crowd pleaser is a 10-12 in loaf, cheese, seasoning (butter, garlic, parsley, salt), tin foil, more cheese, and any other ingredient you want to add. Try it with chopped onions, or bacon bits.
Looking for a quick breakfast nibble? Grab a can of Pillsbury’s biscuits and bake one over the fire with a hardwood stick or roasting stick and voila! Fill with PB, cheese or eat them as they are…crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside.
This quick snack is easier to do on your own than you think. Grab a pie pan to hold your corn kernels, add salt and oil, top with enough foil for the popcorn to expand and place on a grill over the fire and watch magic happen.
Pig in a blanket…on a stick
Remember those biscuits? Start with a hot dog, stretch the dough over it and you’ve got an easy on the go snack for your hike to the lake.
Corn on the Cob
Get everyone’s lips smacking with this fan favourite. Top your corn with mayo, cotija cheese and lime chili seasoning for a Mexican street style corn on the cob. Grill it in the husk for best results.
Ham and Cheese Croissant
Fill your croissant with slices of ham and swiss cheese, wrap in tin foil and place over the fire on your grill and you’ve got a hot sandwich perfect for any time of the day.
Slice off the top of an apple and core it. Top with butter, cinnamon, sugar and granola for a quick, comforting dessert.
Naturally as with everything, you may need to prep some things in advance, but with these easy campfire eats you’re sure to be everyone’s new favourite camp chef.
By Josette Lafleur