I'm all grown up, but it's still nice to pretend and I love the Campfire Cuisine to bring the Great Outdoors inside... no bugs... no snakes...no wild bears or coyotes . Did I mention, I prefer my comfy bed to a sleeping bag? Or that I'm afraid of snakes? So what's your favorite camping dish... pretend or true? And here's the recipe for the kids version of ...
Adapted from Paula Deen's My First Cookbook
Dry measuring cup ( ½ cup size)
½ cup ground beef (or chicken or pork)
1 small potato
Salt & pepper
Other fun options:
Broccoli, turnips, mushrooms, onion
Spices & herbs
1. Wash the carrot and potato (and any other vegetable you choose to add.
2. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F.
3. Tear tin foil into a piece 12 inches (one foot) long and lay it on the table or counter.
4. Crumble the ground beef in the center of the foil.
5. Peel the potato and carrot with a vegetable peeler (turnips need a vegetable peeler too). To peel an onion, carefully slice the top off the onion and then use your fingers to peel off the brown skin.
6. Using the cutting board, chop the carrot into 1 inch pieces and cut the potato into 8 pieces (Ask a grownup to help). If you’re using a turnip, cut it into pieces the same size as the potato.
7. Pile the vegetables on top of the ground meat. Shake a little salt and pepper over top.
8. Take the corners of the foil and bring them together over the meat and vegetables. Twist the top of the foil and make sure there are no holes the juices can escape from.
9. Place the tin foil packages on the cookie sheet. Put them in the oven (or let your grownup help you). Bake the stew for 1 hour.
10. Using oven mitts or ask your grown up to help take the baking sheet out of the oven. Let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes before you open the foil.
STEAM WILL COME OUT, SO BE CAREFUL!