I just returned from several days of beach camping, and I’m still pondering some easy-to-fix recipes for camp site cooking.
The first night is probably when I most appreciate serving something that requires very little preparation, after a day of traveling and settling into camp. Yes, the typical summer recreational season is officially behind us, but there is still time to enjoy the great outdoors, with the bonus of less crowded conditions, depending on where you decide to go. You might consider some of our state beaches, but remember to do a lot of research before you go. I have found that the best sources for information are sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp, as fellow travelers are willing to share both the good and bad about their experiences.
Usually, the official Web sites of state beaches, private camp grounds and other parks fail to mention the less-than-desirable qualities you might encounter. As an example, you might find out the hard way (like I did) that skunks and raccoons invade your camp site every night!
Here are a few recipes you might like to try if you have a desire to try one or two final camping trips of the season...