We went camping for the first time this year a few weekends ago. We had an awesome time. One of our favorite go to camping meals happens to be easy to make and easy on the budget. While I don't know if it is the official name, but we call them hobo meals. Here is how you make them.
First build your fire. You will want a good bed of coals to place the packets in. You don't want a lot of flames or the food will burn.
Take a piece of aluminum foil and in the middle add some stew meat. These are individual meals so everyone can add what ingredients they like. You can use any veggies and seasoning you want. We used cubed potatoes, green peppers and onions all from our garden. Add about a tablespoon of butter on top so nothing sticks to the foil, as well as salt and pepper. Fold into a packet. Place packets into the bed of coals and allow to cook for about 30 minutes or so. Turn the packets over about half way through. Pull one out and check to see if it is done. Once cooked place on plate and enjoy!We don't camp often enough and we really enjoy these meals. I think I will be adding them to the menu plan and try just putting them on the grill!
This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip hosted here at Learning the Frugal Life.