Campfire cooking {and planning a camping trip}

A few weeks ago the kids & I indulged in something a little different. We made dinner over a campfire. Now, I get that campfire cooking is traditionally ideal for when you’re outdoors and camping etc. But it’s no different from having a BBQ really – and the bonus feature? You can be as creative as you like. You aren’t just limited to sausages, burgers and chicken kebabs. Oh no, campfire cooking is so much fun & it’s definitely something we will be doing more of. 

Now, this campaign with Simply Hike to put together a fun recipe for campfire cooking came at a pretty cool time, because, we’re actually planning a camping trip. I camped a month or so back with a friend for the Guns & Roses gig at Slane Castle. Which was epic! So this time, I wanted to take the family camping as a way to end off a pretty awesome Summer holiday. 

So in a way, this was like a try-out for what delicious meals we could cook whilst camping in a few weeks time. I decided to make two different meals; sausages and baby potatoes and BBQ chicken, baby potatoes and green beans. I wasn’t sure how the potatoes would cook on the campfire, whether I needed to pre-boil them first. But I guess the only way I was going to find out was to pop them on the fire and see what happens. 

Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

I cooked our meals for about 30mins on the fire and I could not believe how they turned out. Everything was cooked to perfection – even the baby potatoes! I was very impressed and by this stage, we were all quite hungry {even more so after smelling the BBQ chicken!} and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in. 

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Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

We all absolutely devoured our meals and cooking our dinner in this way – just casually out in our back garden – opened a door for all kinds of meals to be made in this way. And quite frankly, that excited me. Initially, I thought campfires & BBQs were made for nothing but burgers, kebabs and sausages. Now I know that’s wrong and you can literally cook anything on them and knowing this excites me so much more for our camping trip in a few weeks time. 

After our dinner, there was only one thing left to do and that was to toast some marshmallows. Which, let’s face it, it’s a must-do thing with any campfire, right? 

Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

Click through to see more photos of our Campfire cooking fun with Simply Hike

I picked up these extendable forks from a local B&M store which were perfect for toasting marshmallows as well as staying at a safe distance from the fire. The kids absolutely loved toasting their own marshmallows and I think that gooey warm, marshmallow treat is hard to beat. 

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We really enjoyed our campfire cooked meal and eating it al fresco – I think when the weather is lovely you can’t beat that sort of dining. But then, having camped out in all kinds of places, in all kinds of weather – enjoying a delicious meal whatever the weather is an amazing experience too.

I cannot wait to start planning our camping trip in a few weeks time. We don’t drive, so getting everything we need to be carried between us should be a fun experience! Watch this space for our camping adventures {coming soon!}. 

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Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Simply Hike.

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2 Comments

  1. 09/08/2017 / 4:01 PM

    What fun! I am camping at the minute and cooking does take some thought. Did you just cook the potatoes in the foil tray? I wouldn’t have thought of that? Miss my spuds when camping lol!

    • 09/08/2017 / 7:24 PM

      How fun! Are you getting the good weather? And yes, everything was cooked in the wee foil tray (which I picked up from Sainsburys). I’d miss my spuds too! Haha

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